Tag Archives: Whistleblowing

Contractual Governance Mechanisms, Whistleblowing, Contract Monitoring and Contractor Performance of Works (Published)

Contractor performance in Uganda’s construction industry has come under public scrutiny given the shoddy work, potholed roads, tattered pavements, collapsing buildings and poor state of buildings that are a menace to the public causing accidents and vehicle damage. Despite the regulations made by Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority in the monitoring of contracts, completing public contracts on time, within budget and with quality is a major challenge facing Uganda’s construction industry. This study examines the relationship between contractual governance mechanisms, whistleblowing, and contract monitoring and contractor performance of works in central government of Uganda. A quantitative cross-sectional survey was conducted. The data was collected using self-administered questionnaires and 402 usable responses were obtained which were analyzed using a Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS). Correlation and regression analysis were used in data analysis. The results indicated a significant relationship between contractual governance mechanisms, whistleblowing, and contract monitoring and contractor performance. Findings are discussed.

Keywords: Whistleblowing, contract monitoring and contractor performance of works, contractual governance mechanisms

WHISTLEBLOWER REWARD AND SYSTEMS IMPLEMENTATION EFFECTS ON WHISTLEBLOWING IN ORGANISATIONS (Published)

Whistleblowing has become a major concern globally following tremendous organisational misconduct that had befallen huge organisations and has ultimately led to the collapse of some organisations, with its trickling down effects translating into global economic meltdown. Several countries have adopted and signed up to whistleblower acts including Ghana as a way of addressing this challenge of corruption and fraud, for which some organisations have implemented whistleblowing systems and provided reward systems to encourage whistleblowing. The study employs fisher’s exact test to analyse the effect of whistleblowing implementation systems in organisations in Ghana and its associated reward systems effects on whistleblowing. It observes that, these have not been as effective as desired, particularly as whistleblowing implemented systems have minimal or no effect and reward systems intended to motivate whistleblowing fails to motivate its essence such that, the presence of these systems have not impacted on organisational productivity

Keywords: Corruption, Fraud, Punitive, Reported Misconduct, Reward systems, Sufficiency of whistleblowing implementation systems, Whistleblower, Whistleblowing

Whistleblower Reward and Systems Implementation Effects on Whistleblowing in Organisations (Review Completed - Accepted)

Whistleblowing has become a major concern globally following tremendous organisational misconduct that had befallen huge organisations and has ultimately led to the collapse of some organisations, with its trickling down effects translating into global economic meltdown. Several countries have adopted and signed up to whistleblower acts including Ghana as a way of addressing this challenge of corruption and fraud, for which some organisations have implemented whistleblowing systems and provided reward systems to encourage whistleblowing. The study employs fisher’s exact test to analyse the effect of whistleblowing implementation systems in organisations in Ghana and its associated reward systems effects on whistleblowing. It observes that, these have not been as effective as desired, particularly as whistleblowing implemented systems have minimal or no effect and reward systems intended to motivate whistleblowing fails to motivate its essence such that, the presence of these systems have not impacted on organisational productivity.

Keywords: Corruption, Fraud, Punitive, Reported Misconduct, Reward systems, Sufficiency of whistleblowing implementation systems, Whistleblower, Whistleblowing