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
BA, PGCert, MA, PhD

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

Kenny, Kate , Fotaki, Marianna, Vandekerckhove, Wim (2018), Whistleblower subjectivities: organization and passionate attachment, SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Organization Studies pp. 323-343 ISSN: 0170-8406 (Print), 1741-3044 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840618814558) Published 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 pp. 565-578 ISSN: 0167-4544 (Print), 1573-0697 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-4082-0) Published 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 2076-3387 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci8030030) Published.

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) Published 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 Management. Springer, Cham, Switzerland pp. 1-13 ISBN: 9783319483528 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48352-8_30-1) Published NB Item availability restricted.

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: ) Inpress 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: ) Unpublished.

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: ) Unpublished.

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: ) Unpublished.

Monograph

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) Published.