What’s wrong with that?
Kenny’s a junior executive with a large firm. Kenny’s boss comes to him and requests a proposal for how to implement low risk, cost-effective changes to the production of widgets with a focus on the international challenges for operating in Taiwan. Kenny procrastinated on doing his research. Now, the report is due. Kenny surfs the Internet and stumbles upon a report on the implement of low-risk, cost-effective changes to the production of widgets with a focus on the international challenges of operating in New Zealand. Kenny thinks to himself, how different can they be? He then find/replaces all instances of “New Zealand” with “Taiwan.” He polishes up some of the visuals and submits the report to his boss.
- Why is this a problem? What are some possible consequences?
- What should happen to Kenny if his plagiarism is uncovered?
- What would you do if you were Kenny’s boss to prevent this type of situation from arising?