Whistleblowing an Advantage to the Organization

Whistleblower, Professional ethics, Medical ethics

MBA Programme



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Abstract. This paper studies the topic the advantages of whistle blowing to an organization. Generally when there is whistle blowing in the external environment of a company its causes all kinds of negative publicity. However, there are some effects of the whistle blowing which can provide certain advantage to a particular organization. This advantage is possible majorly if there is internal exposure providing competitive advantages to an organization. Also included are the methods which can be used as procedures for a successful internal whistle blowing.

Keywords: Whistle Blowing; Internal Exposure; Competitive Advantage


There are various cases of whistle blowing in the history and the past the most recent one being the whistle blowing of Glaxosmithkline company. Whistle blowing can be defined as an exposure of any activity labeled as illegal or unethical for a particular person. In other famous twisted cases of whistle blowing include the cases of Mr. Douglas blowing whistle on the company TAP. This case provides the exact picture of whistle blowing. Mr. Dougles did believe that there were certain things happening within the company which were wrong. So he blew the whistle externally causing lot of damage to the company but after the damages were paid the authorities found out that nothing was wrong in the company and evidence Mr douglas provided were presented in a different view.

The internal exposure could have a comparatively less harm done to the society. Internal exposure has certain advantages over the external environment. Firstly the company can rectify its mistake or error before any external exposure is done. Which can lead to advantage of the company’s goodwill brand image is still the same in minds of customers. Even the population is unaffected of the major effects of...
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