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California IN BRIEF : SAN FRANCISCO : Stanford Lecturer Admits Plagiarism

July 19, 1991|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

In the latest plagiarism scandal to hit academia, a Stanford University lecturer admits to borrowing parts of a 1986 magazine piece for his book on corporate management without crediting the writer. In his book "Managing on the Edge -- How the Smartest Companies Use Conflict to Stay Ahead," Richard Pascale lifted--sometimes word-for-word--from a Washington Monthly story about Ford Motor Co. The author was Gregg Easterbrook, who is now a contributing editor to Newsweek and Atlantic Monthly. "What I failed to do is credit a man's work. In my judgment that was a major error," Pascale said Thursday. Pascale, a San Francisco consultant and part-time instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaches a management course.

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