Whistleblowing has often been regarded as an intrusion into the commercial functioning of organisations, and whistle-blowers have frequently found their career prospects to go into steep decline. Recent evidence, however, suggests that individuals in organisations are increasingly being encouraged to report wrongdoings, with whistle-blowing being highlighted as an effective method of reducing the costs of fraudulent activities.
This single organisation case study finds that many employees are still reluctant to report wrongdoings in their workplace. This is particularly the case in respect of male employees. It is also found that those employees who do whistle-blow are motivated by feelings of loyalty towards their organisation, rather than by self-interest.