A Historical Perspective on Corporate Whistle-Blowing This paper explores corporate fraud whistle-blowing from an historical perspective. The essay will begin by looking at attitudes towards whistle-blowing over the past 50 years; particular attention will be paid to how corporations have long demanded that employees be mum on perceived faulty products (especially, it seems, faulty products) and willing to place loyalty to the firm ahead of their consciences. The essay will also note the personal sacrifices made by people who have “blown the whistle” and will discuss the legislative initiatives passed since the 1970s to make life easier for those who want to come forward. In the end, things have improved – but there is still a personal...The end:
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