Whistleblowers in film: Studying changing representations of whistleblowers in popular cinema

MacCarthy, Brigid (2020) Whistleblowers in film: Studying changing representations of whistleblowers in popular cinema. Accountancy & Bedrijfskunde (4). pp. 28-43. ISSN 0770-7142 Full text available

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Abstract

A pressing question for organizational theory and change, and for whistleblowing policy and practice in particular, is how an individual comes to think independently of the social norms of their organization. How do they arrive at a position from where they feel compelled to act contrary to those norms, while surrounded by colleagues who continue to comply? This paper turns to popular cinema to trace historically the culturally-shared constructs about the ethical value of whistleblowing, how whistleblowers enact their roles and what the likely outcomes might be. [Een dringende vraag voor organisatietheorie en organisatieverandering in het algemeen, en klokkenluidersbeleid in het bijzonder, is hoe een individu ertoe komt om zich onafhankelijk te kunnen denken ten aanzien van de sociale normen van hun organisatie. Hoe komen ze in een positie waarin ze zich genoodzaakt voelen om tegen die normen in te handelen, terwijl hun collega’s ze blijven gehoorzamen? Dit artikel traceert welke de culturele...]

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Cognitive Processes, Theory of Mind > Arts - Applied Psychology
Groups & Organisations > Groups/Institutions/Organisations
Department/People: Tavistock Consultancy Service
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2176

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