Academia Accommodating Plagiarism? Surely Not!

Luke, Belinda G. & Kearins, Kate (2013) Academia Accommodating Plagiarism? Surely Not! In Diochon, Pauline Fatien, Raufflet, Emmanuel, & Mills, Albert J. (Eds.) The Dark Side 2 : Critical Cases on the Downside of Business. Greenleaf Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 167-186.

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Abstract

In April 2010, Senior lecturer A discovered a new article on strategic entrepreneurship that contained her own words and paragraphs, published under the name of two complete strangers. Over the next eight months, in search of a just outcome, A contacted various people and institutions involved: the journal editor and publisher, and more than 20 academics and academic managers at five universities located in four different countries, including vice chancellors, rectors, and university professors. While nobody disputed the plagiarism (which involved at least three documents and more than 50 pages of text, tables, and figures), most were reluctant to act. Disillusioned by institutional responses, A had to decide whether to continue pursuing a just outcome at the risk of damaging professional relationships (and her future career), or whether to accept the status quo. She wondered what it would take to change the system to genuinely reject plagiarism.

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ID Code: 65039
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: plagiarism, academic plagiarism, institutional response to plagiarism
ISBN: 9781906093921
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Greenleaf Publishing Limited
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2013 23:21
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2016 17:07

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