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Author Tyll, Ladislav ♦ Bogdanovic, Mario
Source Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Content type Text
Publisher University of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2016-04-14
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) HF5001-6182
Subject Keyword Ethical climate ♦ Business ♦ Ethical culture ♦ Organization and management improvement ♦ Whistleblowing ♦ Social Sciences ♦ Commerce
Abstract This study examines the attitude of management students towards whistleblowing in a sample of 121 master students of business ethics at the Faculty of Economics University in Split, Croatia. The three measurement instruments include whistleblowers´ attitudes (3 items), whistleblowing attitudes (2 items) and potential types of whistleblowing reactions (8 items), i.e. external reactions (4 items) and internal reactions (4 items). The results of the study indicated a positive attitude toward whistleblowing and whistleblowers. The authors also found that female students exhibited more confidence in management and were more prone to whistleblowing than male students. Also, students with professional experience considered whistleblowing to be in the public interest more than students with no professional experience. The results may be of practical use to managers who can benefit from whistleblowing while keeping in mind that whistleblowing can't be avoided and that punishing whistleblowers seems to be a bad managerial practice.
ISSN 18054854
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-04-01
e-ISSN 18054854
Journal Central European Business Review
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 1
Page Count 17
Starting Page 45
Ending Page 61


Source: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)