A plagiarism allegation casts shadow on Gerhard Karner’s political career

Stefan Weber, aka “plagiarism hunter,” detected stolen text fragments in Gerhard Karner’s graduation thesis. The Austrian Minister of Interior, Gerhard Karner, denies these allegations.

Austrian Minister of Interior, Gerhard Karner, accused of plagiarism

Gerhard Karner studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 1995. He wrote a paper titled “Decision-making and decision-making behavior when choosing the special business administration courses.”
Weber proves that Karner copied the text from the work of Alfred Kiss, “Information and purchase decision.” A large part of these fragments in the theoretical piece of the paper did not have references to the source. Weber also notes that a large part of the images are plagiarized, too.
Karner comments that he made use of scientific practice and his knowledge. He believes the accusation of plagiarism is unfounded.
In the past, Stefan Weber was repeatedly caught for plagiarism by university people who held high office in politics. This often led to them being sacked. I.e., the Provincial Councillor for Economic Affairs, Christian Buchmann, and Labour Minister Christine Aschbacher resigned after they got caught stealing other people’s ideas.
Universities and educational institutions of any level do not accept plagiarism. It is considered a grave academic offense. Students are responsible for their actions, regardless of their status in society.

How to avoid plagiarism

To escape the politician’s outcome, it is advised to stick to a few recommendations that will help avoid plagiarism:
  • Highlight sources of citations with another color so that you don’t forget to specify your sources;
  • Make sure your paper has your thoughts and conclusions that aren’t replaced by a large number of quotes;
  • Use reliable and precise self-check services like Skandy.
Try online plagiarism checker that operates based on AI. In only a few minutes, Skandy will scan billions of webpages and open source databases on the web. It will provide you with a comprehensive result on similarities and identical fragments in your text. This will enable you to improve your work and avoid accusations of plagiarism.
The results are saved in secure storage. You can send them to your colleagues or scientific advisors to provide proof of your work’s authenticity. Skandy is trusted by over 500 000 educators and companies worldwide.
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Text author: Columbia Proof

October 16th 2022


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