Young Managers Empowered with Whistleblowing and Ethics

Dr. Kristian Alm, the distinguished Professor of Ethics at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway, and Head of Research on Global Bibliography on Whistleblowing, delivered an enlightening talk on the significance of building awareness about Whistleblowing for the benefit of employees, communities, and society as a whole. The talk, held on July 26, 2023, aimed to orient the PGDM Batch 2023-25 about the concept of Whistleblowing in the contemporary world. The talk emphasized the vital role Whistleblowing plays in promoting ethics, transparency, and accountability within organizations and institutions worldwide.
During the talk organized on July 27, 2023, Dr. Heidi Karisen, a Senior Academic Librarian and Researcher at BI Norwegian Business School and Senior Lecturer at the University of Oslo, further enriched the discussion by presenting various real-life cases from both Indian and international contexts. In the spirit of fostering ethical awareness, Dr. Karisen discussed the significant impact of Whistleblowing by citing examples like the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984 and the Indian Oil Corporation case of 2005.
The talk also highlighted the crucial research work being carried out on building the 'Global Bibliography on Whistleblowing,' where SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) serves as the esteemed Indian Chapter. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Principal Investigator & Professor of OB & HR, and Dr. Sunil M.V., Co-Investigator & Assistant Professor of Systems and General Management, both from SDMIMD, actively contribute to this significant project along with the student researchers – Mr Druva N, Mr Taha Dhilawala, Mr Yashwanth, and Mr Kaydawala Saifuddin, from PGDM 2022-24 Batch.
Dr. Alm and Dr. Karisen's insightful talks left a lasting impact on the young minds of the PGDM Batch 2023-25, equipping them with valuable knowledge and inspiring them to uphold ethical practices throughout their professional journeys.