BA, PGCert, MA, PhD
Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Business Psychology
Dr Wim Vandekerckhove joined the University of Greenwich in January 2010. Before that he was a lecturer at Ghent University in Belgium and a post-doctoral fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research (FWO-Vlaanderen).
He has published on whistleblowing, socially responsible investment, and global ethics. He has recently served as an expert for Transparency International and the Council of Europe.
Responsibilities within the university
- Course leader for Business Ethics
- Course leader for dissertations
- Departmental sustainability champion
- Editorial board member for The Beagle – the student research journal
- 2008 Philosophy of Management Conference Best Paper Award
- Executive editor for Philosophy of Management
- Co-ordinator for the special interest group on teaching business ethics within the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN)
- Editorial board member for Estonian Business School Review
- Editorial board member for Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal
- Editorial board member for Ethiek & Maatschappij (Ethics & Society)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Dr Vandekerckhove's current research interests are in whistleblowing, and ethical aspects of information asymmetries. He has contributed to the refinement of conceptual tools to research whistleblowing, and is at the forefront of an emerging research stream on successful whistleblowing.
Recent funded projects
Whistleblowing - The Inside Story (2012–13)
This research project was carried out in collaboration with Public Concern at Work, and analysed 1,000 cases from the Public Concern at Work whistleblower advice line. It traced responses of various internal and external recipients to whistleblowing at successive steps in the whistleblowing process.
Providing an Alternative to Silence – Protection of Whistleblowers in Belgium (2012–13)
This country report was commissioned by Transparency International as part of a project funded by the European Commission Prevention of and Fight Against Crime Programme. The research reviewed existing and developing legislation and attitudes relevant to whistleblowing in both public and private sector in Belgium.
UK Public Attitudes to Whistleblowing (2012)
This research surveyed a cross-sectional sample of the UK adult population (n=2,000) on their attitudes to whistleblowing. The measures for whistleblowing propensity were the same as similar data gathering in Australia and Iceland. Currently funding is sought to gather data in other countries. This data pooling will allow innovative cross-cultural whistleblowing research. A report is available upon request.
and Lewis, David (2012) The content of whistleblowing procedures: A critical review
of recent official guidelines.
and Leys, Jos (2012) Dear Sir, we are not an NGO.
and Langenberg, Suzan (2012) Can we organize courage? Implications from Foucault’s parrhesia.
and Tsahuridu, Eva E. (2010) Risky rescues and the duty to blow the whistle.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2010) On the notion of organisational integrity.
and Van Liederkerke, Luc (2009) A puzzle in SRI: the investor and the judge.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2009) What managers do: comparing Rhenman and Freeman.
Tsahuridu, Eva E.
and Vandekerckhove, Wim (2008) Organisational whistleblowing policies: making employees
responsible or liable?.
and Van Braeckel, Dirk (2008) A speech-act model for talking to management. Building a framework for evaluating communication within the SRI engagement process.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2010) Rewarding the whistleblower - disgrace, recognition or efficiency?.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2010) The perception of whistleblowing worldwide.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2010) Whistleblowing: perennial issues and ethical risks.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2010) Cosmopolitan corporate responsibilities.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2010) European whistleblower protection: tiers or tears?.
and Tsahuridu, Eve E. (2008) Leaving the dice alone: pointlessness and helplessness at Wernham-Hogg.
(2011) Whistleblowing and democratic values.
(2011) Responsible Investment in Times of Turmoil.
van Hooft, Stan
and Vandekerckhove, Wim
(2010) Questioning cosmopolitanism.
and West, Francesca (2013) Whistleblowing: the inside story - a study of the experiences of 1,000 whistleblowers.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2013) Providing an alternative to silence: Towards greater protection and support for whistleblowers in Belgium.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2012) UK public attitudes to whistleblowing.
Recent conference presentations
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2010) Too much corporate responsibility: whistleblowing and whistleblowing procedures.
Vandekerckhove, Wim (2010) Justifying slave labour: then and now.
and Leys, Jos D. (2010) Dear Sir, we have a meta fact on you.