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Whistleblowing towards quality

Gerald Vinten (Gerald Vinten is Deputy Dean and Professor of Management, Southampton Business School, Southampton Institute, Southampton, UK. He is past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors – UK and Ireland, Chairman of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, Member of Council for the Royal Society of Arts, and Editor of the Managerial Auditing Journal.)

The TQM Magazine

ISSN: 0954-478X

Article publication date: 1 June 2000



Valid acts of whistleblowing – employees informing on dubious practices in the workplace – is increasingly being viewed in a favourable light, with statutory protection following. Examples of whistleblowing are presented, including education and disaster situations which, being life‐threatening, have immediate perceived value. Provides criteria for valid forms of whistleblowing, the formulation of codes of ethics for whistleblowers, and suggests the way forward for the quality profession, who may be assisted through whistleblowing.



Vinten, G. (2000), "Whistleblowing towards quality", The TQM Magazine, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 166-171.




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