ERIC Number: ED192392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Whistle Blowing: Implications for Organizational Communication Scholars.
Stewart, Lea P.
Although "whistle blowing" (public protest by employees of management decisions) is being reported with increasing frequency, this paper points out that organizational communication researchers have not examined the phenomenon. The paper offers a review of current literature on the topic and presents a model, drawn from an examination of 51 whistle blowing episodes, of the steps through which such incidents progress. It also reviews selected areas of organizational communication literature and makes several recommendations for reducing the need for whistle blowing drawn from this literature. A list of the 51 whistle blowing episodes examined is appended. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Whistle Blowing
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (30th, Acapulco, Mexico, May 18-23, 1980).