Corporate Whistleblowing Regulation: Theory, Practice, and Design

Sulette Lombard, Vivienne Brand, Janet Austin

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Abstract

This book adopts a cross-jurisdictional perspective to consider contemporary corporate
whistleblowing issues from an ethical theoretical perspective, regulatory perspective, and
practical perspective. It includes in particular arguments in favour of and against the adoption
of financial incentive schemes for whistleblowers, as well as the potential implications of
adopting such schemes. This approach provides a valuable opportunity for comparison from a
law reform perspective. The book brings together authors from various jurisdictions – Canada,
Australia, and the USA – who, through their exposure to this area of law, be it as practitioners,
regulators, or academics, offer valuable and interesting insights on the emerging and topical
area of corporate whistleblowing generally, and whistleblowing rewards in particular. These
three jurisdictions were selected on the basis of their reform-oriented stance on corporate
whistleblowing and/or implementation of financial incentives for whistleblowing, creating an
opportunity to assess contemporary regulatory structures and in particular how incentives
measures could interact with corporate whistleblowing regulatory frameworks, and how they
could contribute to improved governance. The reasons for the rejection of the notion of
financial incentives in the United Kingdom are also reviewed, in order to provide a comparative
overview. The book provides useful guidance for those who may be affected by the
implementation of corporate whistleblowing schemes, including for reward, whether as
regulators, practitioners, company directors, or whistle blowers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages216
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-0259-0
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-0258-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • whistleblowing, corporate whistleblowing
  • corporation law

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    Lombard, S., Brand, V., & Austin, J. (2020). Corporate Whistleblowing Regulation: Theory, Practice, and Design. (1st ed.) Springer.