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A Review of Research on Whistle-Blowing

DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2019.92019, PP. 295-305

Keywords: Whistle-Blowing Intention, Whistle-Blowing, Whistle-Blowing Decision-Making

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The whistle-blowing behavior in the organization is an employee’s whis-tle-blowing on the illegal, destructive rules and unethical behaviors in the workplace, and is an effective mechanism to timely correct non-ethical behaviors in the organization. The article reviews the research origin, concept and measurement methods of whistle-blowing behaviors, discusses the decision-making process of whistle-blowing behavior from different theoretical perspectives, and systematically sorts out the influencing factors and generating mechanisms of whistle-blowing intention or behavior from multiple levels. Proposing future research should focus on issues such as localized whistle-blowing behavior, the impact of different context variables, and longitudinal research on whistle-blowing behavior.


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