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March 16, 2021

Dr. McGlynn and Dr. Richardson Publish Chapters in Whistleblowing Book

Dr. Joe McGlynn and Dr. Brian Richardson each authored chapters in the newly published book "Whistleblowing, Communication, and Consequences: Lessons from the Norwegian National Lottery." Dr. McGlynn's chapter recognizes that choosing to blow the whistle is fraught with risks, but not blowing the whistle can be hazardous, too. For certain whistleblowers, the safest action is to take the chance and engage the risk. Dr. Richardson's chapter offers a typology of different types of whistleblowers based upon (a) whether they were engaged in wrongdoing or merely witnessed it, and (b) whether their motives were altruistic or selfish. Richardson further suggests stakeholders' responses to the whistleblower will be influenced by how the whistleblower is categorized along these dimensions. The book was edited by Peer Jacob Svenkerud, Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, and Larry Browning.

Additional information about it can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/Whistleblowing-Communication-and-Consequences-Lessons-from-The-Norwegian/Svenkerud-Sornes-Browning/p/book/9780367421335