Cultural orientation and attitudes towards different forms of whistleblowing: A comparison of South Korea, Turkey and the UK

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/91354
Title:
Cultural orientation and attitudes towards different forms of whistleblowing: A comparison of South Korea, Turkey and the UK
Authors:
Park, H. (Heungsik); Blenkinsopp, J. (John); Oktem, M. K. (Mustafa); Omurgonulsen, U. (Ugur)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Teesside Business School.
Citation:
Park, H. et al. (2008) 'Cultural orientation and attitudes towards different forms of whistleblowing: A comparison of South Korea, Turkey and the UK', Journal of Business Ethics, 82 (4), pp.929-939.
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Journal:
Journal of Business Ethics
Issue Date:
Nov-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/91354
DOI:
10.1007/s10551-007-9603-1
Abstract:
This article reports the findings of a cross-cultural study that explored the relationship between nationality, cultural orientation and attitudes towards different ways in which an employee might blow the whistle. The study investigated two questions – are there any significant differences in the attitudes of university students from South Korea, Turkey and the UK toward various ways by which an employee blows the whistle in an organization?, and what effect, if any, does cultural orientation have on these attitudes? To answer these questions, the study identified six dimensions of whistleblowing and four types of cultural orientation. The survey was conducted among a total of 759 university students, who voluntarily participated; 284 South Korean, 230 Turkish, and 245 UK. Although all three samples showed a preference for formal, anonymous and internal modes of whistleblowing, there were significant variations related to nationality and cultural orientation. The findings have some key implications for organizational practice and offer directions for future research.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
cultural orientation; whistleblowing; nationality; employee
ISSN:
0167-4544; 1573-0697
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 08/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 08/02/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPark, H. (Heungsik)en
dc.contributor.authorBlenkinsopp, J. (John)en
dc.contributor.authorOktem, M. K. (Mustafa)en
dc.contributor.authorOmurgonulsen, U. (Ugur)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-08T10:26:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-08T10:26:44Z-
dc.date.issued2008-11-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Business Ethics; 82 (4): 929-939en
dc.identifier.issn0167-4544-
dc.identifier.issn1573-0697-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10551-007-9603-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/91354-
dc.description.abstractThis article reports the findings of a cross-cultural study that explored the relationship between nationality, cultural orientation and attitudes towards different ways in which an employee might blow the whistle. The study investigated two questions – are there any significant differences in the attitudes of university students from South Korea, Turkey and the UK toward various ways by which an employee blows the whistle in an organization?, and what effect, if any, does cultural orientation have on these attitudes? To answer these questions, the study identified six dimensions of whistleblowing and four types of cultural orientation. The survey was conducted among a total of 759 university students, who voluntarily participated; 284 South Korean, 230 Turkish, and 245 UK. Although all three samples showed a preference for formal, anonymous and internal modes of whistleblowing, there were significant variations related to nationality and cultural orientation. The findings have some key implications for organizational practice and offer directions for future research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 08/02/2010]en
dc.subjectcultural orientationen
dc.subjectwhistleblowingen
dc.subjectnationalityen
dc.subjectemployeeen
dc.titleCultural orientation and attitudes towards different forms of whistleblowing: A comparison of South Korea, Turkey and the UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Teesside Business School.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Business Ethicsen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 08/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardPark, H. et al. (2008) 'Cultural orientation and attitudes towards different forms of whistleblowing: A comparison of South Korea, Turkey and the UK', Journal of Business Ethics, 82 (4), pp.929-939.-
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