NPR Asks Professor David Mayer: What Makes a Whistle-Blower?


Blowing the whistle on bad behavior takes more than personal fortitude. As U-M Ross Professor David Mayer tells National Public Radio’s Shankar Vedantam, the work environment plays a bigger role than previously thought.

“What we've neglected is understanding better the role of people who are not in formal positions of power - our peers. If we don't get consistent support from our coworkers, we're much less likely to act.”

Ross Professor David Mayer, NPR’s Morning Edition. Read about Mayer's research.

Mayer talked to NPR about his new research and the big role coworkers play in exposing unethical behavior.

Listen to the story or read a transcript below. And read more about Mayer's research.

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