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Title: Exploring whistle blowing intentions in South Africa: A quantitative analysis
Authors: Dorasamy, Nirmala 
Pillay, Soma 
Vedran, Vranic 
Keywords: Whistle-blowing;South Africa;Intention;Antecedents;Ethics;Culture
Issue Date: 22-Feb-2012
Publisher: Academic Journals
Source: Pillay, S., Dorasamy, N. and Vranic, V. 2012. Exploring whistle blowing intentions in South Africa: a quantitative analysis. Academic Journals. 6 (7), 2529-2548.
Journal: African journal of business management 
The purpose of this paper was to examine the influence of individual and situational level factors on internal whistle-blowing intentions, within a South African context. This is the first quantitative study of whistle-blowing in South Africa. Quantitative survey data, encompassing 250 senior, middle and lower-level management/administration personnel was analysed. Majority of surveyed participants indicated positive intentions toward whistle-blowing. Majority also believes that general sense of morality and professional ethics are the most influential motivations for whistle-blowing. Improved internal organizational systems and external legal systems were surprisingly found to discourage whistle-blowing in our sample. A theoretical basis for future research is extrapolated, with the main findings highlighting the importance of positive organizational values/culture and the perpetuation of business ethics awareness.
ISSN: 1993-8233
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM11.148
Appears in Collections:Research Publications (Management Sciences)

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