Whistleblowers in the pharmaceutical industry: tragic hero, black sheep or alter ego ?
Whistleblowing is the practice of disclosing, by an employee, illegal misconduct and moral wrong doing in business. A transdisciplinary approach of whistleblowing allows better understanding of its causes and consequences. Therefore, a thorough analysis of the most common deviancies is worthwhile. We studied whistleblowing in the specific economic and ethical issues of pharmaceutical industry. We drew an overview from whistleblower’s ethics through transgression to compliance officer’s ethics through business standards. We propose to overcome this dialectic polarization by taking into account self-empowerment industry insider’s ethics through customer’s alterity.
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- Richard Nielsen, 2013. "Whistle-Blowing Methods for Navigating Within and Helping Reform Regulatory Institutions," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 112(3), pages 385-395, February.
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