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Advancing Whistleblowing

The Future of Whistleblowing Research: Five Key Themes and Questions


The landscape of whistleblowing in organisations is rapidly changing. New laws are emerging worldwide. We see changes to organisational policies and practices, new technologies supporting these changes, and a growing public awareness of whistleblowing. 

The future of empirical whistleblowing research is critical to examine now. To date, whistleblowing studies are carried out in many different disciplines. Results are published in a wide variety of journals, hence debates are often disconnected. Yet some cross-cutting themes and questions emerge. Reflecting on these, this note suggests critical themes for the future of empirical research, and tentative research questions. 

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