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Title Whistleblowing in the Australian public sector : enhancing the theory and practice of internal witness management in public sector organisations / editor, A J Brown.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2008.


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ANZSOG (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / A.J. Brown and Marika Donkin -- Part I -- The incidence and significance of whistleblowing / A.J. Brown, Evalynn Mazurski and Jane Olsen -- Who blows the whistle, who doesn't and why? / Richard Wortley, Peter Cassematis and Marika Donkin -- How do officials report? Internal and external whistleblowing / Marika Donkin, Rodney Smith and A.J. Brown -- The good, the bad and the ugly: whistleblowing outcomes / Rodney Smith and A.J. Brown -- Whistleblower mistreatment: identifying the risks / A.J. Brown and Jane Olsen -- Part II. -- Support for whistleblowing among managers: exploring job satisfaction and awareness of obligations / Paul Mazerolle and A.J. Brown -- Investigations: improving practice and building capacity / Margaret Mitchell -- Internal witness support: the unmet challenge / A.J. Brown and Jane Olsen -- Evaluating agency responses: comprehensiveness and the impact of whistleblowing procedures / Peter Roberts -- Best-practice whistleblowing legislation for the public sector: the key principles / A.J. Brown, Paul Latimer, John McMillan and Chris Wheeler -- Project findings: an agenda for action / A.J. Brown and Chris Wheeler -- Select bibliography -- Appendix A. Research questions -- Appendix B. Wrongdoing categories and types -- Appendix C. A new framework for internal witness management systems.
Summary "Of the many challenges in public sector management, few are as complex as the management of whistleblowing. Because it can lead to the discovery and rectification of wrongdoing, public interest whistleblowing is widely acknowledged as being positive for organisations and for society at large. However, the conflicts and reprisal risks often associated with whistleblowing also support a widespread belief that every whistleblower is destined to suffer, and nothing can be done to protect them from reprisals. Even if they did it once, sensible employees are often seen as unlikely to ever blow the whistle a second time around. The extensive research in this book reveals a more complex and, fortunately, more positive picture. The product of one of the world's most comprehensive research projects on whistleblowing, evidence from over 8,000 public servants in over 100 federal, state and local government agencies shows that whistleblowers can and do survive, and that often their role is highly valued. Public sector managers face significant challenges in better managing and protecting whistleblowers. There is great variation between the many public agencies making the effort, and the many agencies where the outcomes -- for managers and whistleblowers alike -- are still likely to be grim. This book is compulsory reading for all public sector managers who wish to turn this negative trend around, and for anyone interested in public accountability generally."--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Subject Whistle blowing -- Australia.
Whistle blowing -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Corruption -- Australia -- Prevention.
Ethics -- Australia.
Responsibility -- Australia.
Ethics and moral philosophy.
Laws of Specific jurisdictions.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
Corruption -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst02002246
Ethics. (OCoLC)fst00915833
Responsibility. (OCoLC)fst01095857
Whistle blowing. (OCoLC)fst01174586
Whistle blowing -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst01174587
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Business & Economics.
Management Styles & Communication.
Indexed Term corruption.
whistle blowing.
law and legislation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Brown, A. J. (Alexander Jonathan)
ISBN 9781921536199 (electronic bk.)
1921536195 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459791 doi

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