A PhD student at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business who had a paper retracted for plagiarism in March has had a second paper retracted.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek was first to report the new retraction by Eugene Z. Geh. The study, “Understanding the Antecedents to an Entrepreneurial Firm’s Intent to Engage in International Strategic Alliances,” originally published in the Journal of Enterprising Culture, now simply reads:
The article has been retracted.
A commenter on our earlier post pointed out similarities between the now-retracted study and one in the Journal of Business Venturing.
There was an extensive investigation done and all the evidence pointed to an isolated incident that was a mistake rather than a calculated effort to plagiarize.
Apparently the paper retracted in March, which appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics, was not an isolated incident. BusinessWeek reports that Zeh’s out-of-office reply said he was on medical leave.