ABSTRACT

This latest volume in this important international series discusses practical errors and wrongdoing considered under the action theory (praxiological) umbrella, linking these to ethical behavior. Human actions related to the conduct of business should be effective and efficient. But such praxiological criteria are of secondary importance to norms that should also be taken into account. The primary norm is ethical behavior, which defines the morality of business activities on the basis of the good; these are the presupposed foundations for the human actions in business.

The articles in this volume discuss whistleblowing, or the exposure of behavior that violates the ethical foundations of business. They are written from different angles and present a variety of experiences, adding new value to both the subject of praxiology as well as ethics as it relates to economic activity in its social and global context. The issues, problems, and questions raised by this international group of eminent scholars have much to add to the contemporary debate induced by the present economic crises. These crises have revealed practical errors and hypocrisy of those responsible for leadership and management, primarily of financial institutions.

part One|36 pages

Theoretical Issues

chapter 1|12 pages

Whistleblowing in the Light of the Praxiological Theory of Struggle

ByWojciech W. Gasparski

chapter 2|12 pages

Rewarding the Whistleblower—Disgrace, Recognition, or Efficiency?

ByWim Vandekerckhove

chapter 3|10 pages

My Arguments Against Whistleblowling

ByMarek Arszułowicz

part Two|52 pages

Whistleblowing and Ethics

chapter 4|16 pages

A Business Ethics Theory of Whistleblowing Responding to the $1 Trillion Question

ByW. Michael Hoffman, Robert E. McNulty

chapter 5|8 pages

The Ethics of Whistleblowing: An Evaluation of a South African Case

ByTobias J.G. Louw

chapter 6|14 pages

Whistleblowing as Treated in Jewish Law

ByAaron Levine

chapter 7|12 pages

On Whistleblowing: From the View of Engineering Ethics

ByWang Nan

part Three|96 pages

Whistleblowing in Practice

chapter 8|12 pages

The Perception of Whistleblowing Worldwide

ByWim Vandekerckhove

chapter 9|16 pages

Whistleblowing in Germany

ByGuido Strack

chapter 10|12 pages

The Law and Practice of Whistleblowing in the United Kingdom

ByDavid Lewis

chapter 11|22 pages

Whistleblower Legislation in Australia— Analysis and Reform

ByA. J. Brown, Paul Latimer

chapter 12|12 pages

Whistleblowing: The South African Experience

ByTina Uys

chapter 13|10 pages

Whistleblowing at Work: The Polish Perspective

ByAnna Lewicka-Strzalecka

chapter 14|10 pages

Building Legal Protection to Whistleblowers in Poland 1

ByAnna Wojciechowska-Nowak