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Business Integrity in Practice by Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch

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Chapter 3

Whistleblowing in Poland

To Blow or Not to Blow the Whistle, That Is the Question

Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch

Introduction

Although the term whistleblowing has been known since the Middle Ages, recent economic crises and corruption scandals that resulted in the collapse of such giants as Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco have caused a reexamination of this concept in both scientific research and managerial practice.

Despite the fact that in the 1980s extensive research was conducted on this phenomenon,1 recent years are replete with research from across the world that focuses on the essence and effectiveness of this mechanism. The ACFE’s 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse states that 43.3% of abuses are revealed through ...

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