Case Study: Do as I Say, Not as I Did

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1, Did Swanson plagiarize or was it all just an unintentional, innocent mix-up? What would happen to a college student who did what Swanson had done? Bill Swanson, CEO of Raytheon is a Plagiarist. Plagiarism involves: accessing an already existing body of work; claiming the piece as your own to serve your own interests; copying-and-pasting or transcribe whole parts onto a piece you will claim as your own. The booklet “Swanson’s Unwritten Rules of Management” have 16 rules with close imitation of the language and thoughts from The Unwritten laws of Engineering authored by W. J.King. Thus the identical wording of 16 rules copied proves a deliberate act of plagiarism. Submitting a copied piece of writing as original work, a student may be suspended or expelled from the School. Students may feel pressured to complete papers well and quickly, and with the accessibility of new technology (the Internet) students can plagiarize by copying and pasting information from other sources. This is often easily detected by teachers. Plagiarism by students is a very serious offense that can result in punishments such as a failing grade on the particular assignment, practiced from high school level to University level. In many universities, academic degrees or awards may be revoked as a penalty for plagiarism. Example: A junior student going through detention in junior school for copying homework with friends.
2, How would you characterize the ethical leadership of CEO Swanson? Was Swanson denying responsibility and trying to blame staffer for the error? Manager’s reputation for ethical leadership is founded on two pillars: perception of the manager as both a moral person and as a moral manager (Carroll, A. 2008, p.321).Swanson grades zero as moral person on the scale of Zero to One. Decision making of the moral person, need to reflect a solid sense…...

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