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Whistleblowing: Symposium and Research Paper Development Workshop

April 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Organised by: Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway

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We invite you to Galway to take part in a paper development workshop, symposium and networking forum on the topic of whistleblowing in organisations. The event is aimed at researchers currently working on issues including but not limited to theories of whistleblowing, ethics and politics of whistleblowing, transparency and speak-up systems.

The day will consist of a symposium on teaching whistleblowing and related topics in business school settings. After this, paper development roundtable sessions will be hosted by senior academics who will provide developmental feedback to attendees on works-in-progress, alongside feedback from peers.
If you would like to attend, please submit an abstract in advance and be ready to send in a full paper in early March (see below).

To attend:
Register and email your paper abstract (max. 300 words) to Muhammad Irfan (m.irfan2@nuigalway.ie). Please forward your full paper (max 7000 words) by 28th March 2019. The aim is for participants to gain direct ideas and feedback which will benefit their ongoing work. Therefore the paper to be submitted need not be in an advanced state of development— participants simply provide a document that will offer your mentors the best opportunity to provide constructive feedback to you. As part of your submission please indicate if you have a specific “ask” from your mentors and peers (e.g. other ideas for a theoretical base, struggling with methods, finding things I was not expected to find, etc.) or if you would just like general feedback.


12.45 Welcome
1:00-2.30 ‘Teaching ethics, whistleblowing, transparency and corruption’:  Symposium and Q&A
Dr Wim Vandekerckhove, University of Greenwich;
Dr Kim Loyens, Utrecht University;
Dr John Cullen, NUI Maynooth;
Chair: Professor Kate Kenny, NUI Galway
2.30- 5:00: Round table discussions with tea/ coffee break
5.30 Drinks and Dinner (venue TBD, Galway city centre). An informal dinner in the evening is open to all.


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Speaker details:

Dr Wim Vandekerckhove is a Reader in Business Ethics at the University of Greenwich. Wim has provided expertise on whistleblowing to Council of Europe, European Commission DG Justice, Transparency International, the UK Department of Health, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the British Standards Institute and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) among other organizations. His books include Whistleblowing and Organisational Social Responsibility (Ashgate/Routledge), Ethics in an Era of Globalisation (Ashgate), International Research Handbook on Whistleblowing (Edward Elgar), and The Whistleblowing Guide: Speak-Up Arrangements, Challenges, and Best Practices (2019, Wiley).

Dr. Kim Loyens is assistant professor in organizational sciences at the Utrecht University School of Governance. She holds a PhD in Criminology of the KU Leuven, and studies whistleblowing and ethical decision-making of street-level bureaucrats, mainly in the police and inspectorates.

Dr John Cullen is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Teaching & Learning at Maynooth University School of Business. He is also the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and a member of Maynooth University’s Teaching & Learning Committee. He teaches Business Ethics, Sustainable Business and Responsible Management and is currently reseaching organisational whistleblowing from a psychodynamic perspective.

Professor Kate Kenny is Professor in Business and Society at the National University of Ireland Galway. She has held research fellowships at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and the Edmond J. Safra Lab at Harvard University and her work has been published in Organization Studies, Gender Work and Organizations, ephemera and Human Relations among other journals. Her book Whistleblowing: Toward a new theory, is published by Harvard University Press this year. More details at https://www.whistleblowingimpact.org


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