Professor Wim Vandekerckhove

Professor Wim Vandekerckhove BA, PGCert, MA, PhD

Professor of Business Ethics and co-Director of the Centre for Research in Employment and Work (CREW)

Key details

Professor Wim Vandekerckhove

Professor of Business Ethics and co-Director of the Centre for Research in Employment and Work (CREW)


Professor Wim Vandekerckhove holds a Phd in Applied Ethics from Ghent University.

His research interests include whistleblowing, transparency, precarity, and philosophy of management.

He has provided expertise on whistleblowing to various organisations, including Transparency International, Public Concern at Work, the Whistleblower Advice Centre in the Netherlands, the UK Department of Health, Public Services International, the British Standards Institute, the European Commission DG Justice, and the Council of Europe.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Learning enhancement coordinator for the department
  • Mentor for ECA

Awards

  • 2008 Philosophy of Management best paper award

Recognition

  • Convenor for ISO37002, the international standard for whistleblowing management systems.
  • Editor-in-chief of Philosophy of Management (Springer).
  • Advisor to Transparency International Belgium.
  • EMEA board member GANIntegrity.
  • Founding member and advisor of the International Whistleblowing Research Network (IWRN).

Research / Scholarly interests

Wim's research interests include whistleblowing, transparency, secrecy, business ethics, and global ethics.

Key funded projects

Rewards for whistleblowers (2018)

This research was commissioned by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and involved a systematic review of available evidence.

The Dutch Whistleblowers Authority in an international perspective: a comparative study (2017)

This research compares the institutional landscapes around whistleblowing in 11 countries: Australia, Belgium, France, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Serbia, Sweden, South Korea, USA, UK. The research was commissioned by the Whistleblowers Authority in the Netherlands (Huis van de Klokkenluider), and was carried out in collaboration with Utrecht University.

Successful Speak-Up arrangements for whistleblowers – A multi-case study on whistleblowing, trust, and culture. (2015-16)

This research was funded by ACCA and ESRC. It examined speak-up arrangements in 4 organisations across the world and from different sectors. The research provided findings and recommendations for effective speak-up processes and how these interact with trust and cultures in organisations. The project was carried out in collaboration with Warwick Business School and Queen's University Belfast.

Recent publications

Article

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2021), Hume and Kant and managers epistemology. An interview with Paul Griseri. Springer Nature. In: , , , . Springer Nature, Philosophy of Management ISSN: 1740-3812 (Print), 2052-9597 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40926-021-00186-w).

Erkal, Hakan and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2021), Twenty years of philosophy of management. How has it shaped the field?. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Philosophy of Management ISSN: 1740-3812 (Print), 2052-9597 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s***********0185-x).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2021), Is It freedom? The coming about of the EU directive on whistleblower protection. Springer Nature. In: , , , . Springer Nature, Journal of Business Ethics ISSN: 0167-4544 (Print), 1573-0697 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-021-04771-x).

William, Laura C , Vandekerckhove, Wim, Equality and Employment Law Centre (2020), Whistleblowing with Discrimination at employment Tribunal. In: , , , . , #Legalsupportmatters (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2019), Practical wisdom, respect and metaphysics. A broad spectrum for philosophy of management. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Philosophy of Management, 18 (3) . pp. 211-214 ISSN: 1740-3812 (Print), 2052-9597 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40926-019-00123-y).

Kenny, Kate , Fotaki, Marianna, Vandekerckhove, Wim (2018), Whistleblower subjectivities: organization and passionate attachment. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Organization Studies, 41 (3) . pp. 323-343 ISSN: 0170-8406 (Print), 1741-3044 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840618814558) NB Item availability restricted.

Park, Huengsik , Vandekerckhove, Wim, Lee, Jaeil, Joowon, Jeong (2018), Laddered motivations of external whistleblowers: The truth about attributes, consequences, and values. Springer Netherlands. In: , , , . Springer Netherlands, Journal of Business Ethics, 165 (4) . pp. 565-578 ISSN: 0167-4544 (Print), 1573-0697 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-4082-0) NB Item availability restricted.

Loyens, Kim and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2018), Whistleblowing from an international perspective: A comparative analysis of institutional arrangements. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Administrative Sciences, 8: 30 (3) 2076-3387 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci8030030).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , Phillips, Arron (2017), Whistleblowing as a protracted process: a study of UK whistleblower journeys. Springer Netherlands. In: , , , . Springer Netherlands, Journal of Business Ethics, 159 (1) . pp. 201-219 ISSN: 0167-4544 (Print), 1573-0697 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3727-8) NB Item availability restricted.

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2016), Freedom of expression as the "broken promise" of whistleblower protection.. Centre de recherches et d’études sur les droits fondamentaux. In: , , , . Centre de recherches et d’études sur les droits fondamentaux, La Revue des droits de l'homme, 10 2264-119X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.4000/revdh.2680).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2016), Whistleblowing and information ethics: Facilitation, entropy, and ecopoeisis. Springer Netherlands. In: , , , . Springer Netherlands, Journal of Business Ethics, 152 (1) . pp. 15-25 ISSN: 0167-4544 (Print), 1573-0697 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3294-4) NB Item availability restricted.

De Cremer, David and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2016), Managing unethical behavior in organizations: The need for a behavioral business ethics approach. Cambridge Journals. In: , , , . Cambridge Journals, Journal of Management & Organization ISSN: 1833-3672 (Print), 1839-3527 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2016.4).

Lewis, David and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2016), Trade unions and the whistleblowing process in the UK: An opportunity for strategic expansion?. Springer Netherlands. In: , , , . Springer Netherlands, Journal of Business Ethics . pp. 1-11 ISSN: 0167-4544 (Print), 1573-0697 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3015-z).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2015), Antwoorden is belangrijker dan melden. Kluwer. In: , , , . Kluwer, Orde van de Dag (72) . pp. 25-31 ISSN: 1781-9210 (Print), (doi: http://www.wolterskluwer.be/sites/orde-van-de-dag).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2014), Why whistleblower protection is more than a law.. In: , , , . , Quality Times A Journal of the Institute of Directors India, 19 (3) . pp. 12-13 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Lewis, David and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2013), Editorial. ADAPT University Press. In: , , , . ADAPT University Press, e- Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 2 (3) 2280-4056 (Online) (doi: http://moodle.adaptland.it/pluginfile.php/21867/mod_resource/content/1/Volume%202%2C%20No.%203%20September-October%202013.pdf).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , James, Cathy (2013), Blowing the whistle on the union: how successful is it?. ADAPT University Press. In: , , , . ADAPT University Press, e- Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 2 (3) . pp. 66-93 2208-4056 (Online) (doi: http://adapt.it/EJCLS/index.php/ejcls_adapt/article/view/130/197) NB Item availability restricted.

Book

Kenny, Kate , Vandekerckhove, Wim, Fotaki, Marianna (2019), The whistleblowing guide: speak-up arrangements, challenges and best practices. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, . ISBN: 9781119360759 (doi: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781119360742) NB Item availability restricted.

Book section

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , Emmanuel, Myrtle (2019), A Rancièrian method of exploring notions of management and organization through the artistic gaze. Springer. In: , , In: Cristina Neesham, Steven Segal (eds.), Handbook of Philosophy of Managemen. Springer, Cham, Switzerland . pp. 1-13 . ISBN: 9783319483528 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48352-8_30-1).

Kenny, Kate , Vandekerckhove, Wim, Irfan, Muhammad (2019), Whistleblowing as escalating voice. Edward Elgar. In: , , In: A. Wilkinson, J. Donaghey, T. Dundon, R. Freeman (eds.), Handbook of Employee Voic. Edward Elgar, (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Lewis, David and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2015), Does following a whistleblowing procedure make a difference? The evidence from the research conducted for the Francis inquiry.. International Whistleblowing Research Network. In: , , In: David Lewis, Wim Vandekerckhove (eds.), Developments in Whistleblowing Research 201. International Whistleblowing Research Network, London . pp. 85-105 . ISBN: 9780957138414 (doi: ).

Lewis, David and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2015), Introduction. International Whistleblowing Research Network. In: , , , Developments in Whistleblowing Research 201. International Whistleblowing Research Network, . pp. 3-6 . ISBN: 9780957138414 (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2014), Introduction. Lexington Books. In: , , In: Mary C. Rawlinson, Wim Vandekerckhove, Ronald M.S. Commers, Tim R. Johnston (eds.), Labor and Global Justice. Essay on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalizatio. Lexington Books, Lanham . pp. 1-6 . ISBN: 9780739193693 (doi: ).

Brown, A. J. , Vandekerckhove, Wim, Dreyfus, Suelette (2014), The relationship between transparency, whistleblowing, and public trust. Edward Elgar Publishing. In: , , In: Padideh Ala'i, Robert G. Vaughn (eds.), Research Handbook on Transparenc. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK . pp. 30-58 . ISBN: 9781781007938 (doi: ).

Leys, Jos and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2014), Whistleblowing duties. Edward Elgar Publishing. In: , , In: A.J. Brown, David Lewis, Richard Moberly, Wim Vandekerckhove (eds.), International Handbook of Whistleblowing Researc. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK . pp. 115-132 . ISBN: 9781781006788 (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim , Brown, A. J., Moberly, Richard E., Lewis, David L. (2014), Strategic issues in whistleblowing research. Edward Elgar Publishing. In: , , In: A.J. Brown, David Lewis, Richard Moberly, Wim Vandekerckhove (eds.), International Handbook of Whistleblowing Researc. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK . pp. 522-529 . ISBN: 9781781006788 (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim , Brown, A.J., Tsahuridu, Eva (2014), Managerial responsiveness to whistleblowing: Expanding the research horizon. Edward Elgar Publishing. In: , , In: A.J. Brown, David Lewis, Richard Moberly, Wim Vandekerckhove (eds.), International Handbook of Whistleblowing Researc. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK . pp. 298-327 . ISBN: 9781781006788 (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim , Uys, Tina, Rehg, Michael T., Brown, A. J. (2014), Understandings of whistleblowing: Dilemmas of societal culture. Edward Elgar Publishing. In: , , In: A. J. Brown, David Lewis, Richard Moberly, Wim Vandekerckhove (eds.), International Handbook of Whistleblowing Researc. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK . pp. 37-70 . ISBN: 9781781006788 (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2014), Virtue ethics and management. Acumen Publishing. In: , , In: Stan Van Hooft (ed.), The Handbook of Virtue Ethic. Acumen Publishing, Durham, UK . pp. 341-351 . ISBN: 9781844656394 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2018), The New Role of Secrecy in Transparency. In: Swinburne University Research Seminar, 22 November 2018, Swinburne University, Melbourne , . , (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2018), Is there a duty to listen to whistleblowers?. In: RMIT School of Accounting Research Seminar, 21 November 2018, RMIT Melbourne , . , (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2018), The Future of Ethics, Professionalism, and Whistleblowing. In: Australian Council of Professions, Members’ Roundtable Forum, 20 November 2018, RMIT Melbourne , . , (doi: ).

Edited book

Lewis, David and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2017), Selected papers from the International Whistleblowing Research Network conference Oslo June 2017. International Whistleblowing Research Network. In: , , , . International Whistleblowing Research Network, London . ISBN: 9780957138421 (doi: ).

Lewis, David and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2015), Developments in Whistleblowing Research 2015. International Whistleblowing Research Network. In: , , , . International Whistleblowing Research Network, London . ISBN: 9780957138414 (doi: ).

Rawlinson, Mary C. , Vandekerckhove, Wim, Commers, Ronald M. S., Johnston, Tim R. (2014), Labor and global justice: Essays on the ethics of labor practices under globalization. Lexington Books. In: , , , . Lexington Books, Lanham, MD US . ISBN: 9780739193693 (doi: https://rowman.com/ISBN/978-0-7391-9370-9).

Brown, AJ , Lewis, David, Moberly, Richard, Vandekerckhove, Wim (2014), International handbook of whistleblowing research.. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. In: , , , . Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, . ISBN: 9781781006788 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781781006795).

Monograph

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , William, Laura (2020), Making whistleblowing work for society. Parliament UK. In: , , , . Parliament UK, London (1st) (doi: https://a02f9c2f-03a1-4206-859b-06ff2b21dd81.filesusr.com/ugd/88d04c_56b3ca80a07e4f5e8ace79e0488a24ef.pdf).

Vandekerckhove, Wim , United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime UNODC, International Olympic Committee IOC (2019), Reporting mechanisms in sport: a practical guide for development and implementation. United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime. In: , , , . United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime, Vienna (doi: https://www.unodc.org/documents/corruption/Publications/2019/19-09580_Reporting_Mechanisms_in_Sport_ebook.pdf).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2017), Jaque mate a la corrupción: Argumentos a favor de una amplia protección de los informantes.. Public Services International. In: , , , . Public Services International, (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , (2016), Checkmate to corruption: Making the case for a wide-ranging initiative on whistleblower protection. Public Services International. In: , , , . Public Services International, (doi: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.16096.07683).

Vandekerckhove, Wim , Fotaki, Marianna, Kenny, Kate, Humantito, Ide Juang , Ozdemir Kaya, Didem Derya , The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) (2016), Effective speak-up arrangements for whistleblowers: A multi-case study on the role of responsiveness, trust and culture. The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). In: , , , . The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), (doi: https://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/ACCA_Global/Research/ACCA-ESRC%20Effective%20Speak-Up%20Arrangements%20for%20Whistle-Blowers.pdf).

Stephenson, Paul and , Vandekerckhove, Wim (2014), Expert opinion on the draft law on protection of whistleblowers. Council of Europe PACS Serbia. In: , , , . Council of Europe PACS Serbia, (doi: ).

Vandekerckhove, Wim , James, Cathy, West, Francesca, Public Concern at Work , University of Greenwich (2013), Whistleblowing: the inside story - a study of the experiences of 1,000 whistleblowers. Public Concern at Work. In: , , , . Public Concern at Work, London, UK (doi: http://www.pcaw.org.uk/whistleblowing-the-inside-story).

Vandekerckhove, Wim , University of Greenwich, Transparency International (2013), Providing an alternative to silence: Towards greater protection and support for whistleblowers in Belgium. Transparency International Belgium. In: , , , . Transparency International Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (doi: http://www.transparencybelgium.be/studies/whistleblowing-providing-an-alternative-to-silence.html).

Other

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , James, Cathy (2013), Submission to the Call for Evidence on The Whistleblowing Framework. Department of Business, Innovation, & Skills. In: , , , . Department of Business, Innovation, & Skills, (doi: ).

Working paper