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Friday, March 23, 2018


80th Annual Meeting of the VHB

May 23-25, 2017

Magdeburg, Germany

Citation practices on the Internet

Declaration by the Board of the German Academic Association for Business Research from 11.06.2002


Research conducted on downloadable teaching material on the Internet has revealed that many documents do not contain citations as to where the material was taken from, even though some images were very well known. How are our students supposed to learn where knowledge comes from and how to acknowledge this correctly if we professors do not lead by example on the teaching materials? In the interest of a citation culture that is just as good as for publications, the German Academic Association for Business research therefore calls for external insights, tables and diagrams to be cited normally in teaching materials, too!