Augusta Richards Responding to Plagiarism (B)

by: Andrew Hoffman

Publication Date: April 23, 2010
Length: 2 pages
Product ID#: 1-429-045

Core Disciplines: Communications, Ethics, Leadership/Organizational Behavior, Negotiations

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This is the second part of the three-part case, Augusta Richards: Responding to Plagiarism. Richards has made the first step toward rectifying the plagiarism of her work, and part (B) describes the reaction of Chris Beta, the esteemed professor in her field who was one of the authors of the plagiarized text.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Ethical dilemmas involve right-versus-right decisions.
  • Resolving the tensions among these dilemmas can have cascading effects with subsequent ethical dilemmas emerging.
  • Ethical dilemmas are often complicated by the fact that there are a variety of stakeholders with competing interests.
  • Considering your response to an ethical dilemma requires careful ethical reasoning while also considering the extended ramifications of your decisions.