Towards the Design of Effective Whistleblowing Systems

dc.contributor.author Jobinpicard, Paul
dc.contributor.author Doha, Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-24T18:23:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-24T18:23:20Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-04
dc.description.abstract Whistleblowing systems serve as a vehicle for change, empowerment, and ethical/social responsibility. Organizational whistleblowing is a socially complex phenomenon that impacts people and organizations across various disciplines and sectors. Whistleblowing is a high-stakes act involving the dissemination of highly sensitive information about multiple actors with tangling stakes/interests. These features inherently make the task of designing effective whistleblowing systems (WS) a challenging one. To address this, our paper develops key design objectives (DO’s) for effective WS. We do this by conducting a qualitative literature review of whistleblowing research and by availing elements from design science methods and stakeholder theory. We present four key DO’s for effective WS, which we support with a whistleblowing news dataset. This paper serves as a first step in developing design principles (DP’s) for effective WS. This research contributes to a growing discourse on organizational whistleblowing in the IS community.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2022.837
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-5-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/80177
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Social Impact and Information Systems
dc.subject corruption
dc.subject csr
dc.subject design-objectives
dc.subject systems-design
dc.subject whistleblowing
dc.title Towards the Design of Effective Whistleblowing Systems
dc.type.dcmi text
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