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Do government administered financial rewards undermine firms’ internal whistle-blowing systems? A pitch

Gladys Lee (The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia)
Michael J. Turner (The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Accounting Research Journal

ISSN: 1030-9616

Article publication date: 2 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide a discussion of the application of the research pitch template developed by Faff (2015, 2016b) to a research topic on whistle-blowing. Specifically, the template was used to develop a research proposal that investigates whether government administered financial rewards undermine a firm’s internal whistle-blowing system. This letter provides a brief commentary on using the pitch template and then discusses personal reflections on the pitch exercise.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper applies the template of Faff (2015) and provides a narrative of the pitching exercise.

Findings

As a first-time user of Faff’s (2015) pitching template, I have found the template very helpful in articulating the essence of this research project and mapping out the fundamentals for the project.

Originality/value

This is a new research idea that is not a pitch retrofitted from published papers or theses. The pitch template was used for the purposes of developing and refining the research idea.

Keywords

Citation

Lee, G. and Turner, M.J. (2017), "Do government administered financial rewards undermine firms’ internal whistle-blowing systems? A pitch", Accounting Research Journal, Vol. 30 No. 01, pp. 6-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/ARJ-07-2016-0087

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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