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RePEc plagiarism accused offender: Ben Soltane Bassem


Name: Ben Soltane Bassem
Affiliation at time of decision: Higher Institute of Business Administration of Gafsa, Tunisia


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Soltane Bassem, Ben, 2014. "Total factor productivity change of MENA microfinance institutions: A Malmquist productivity index approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 39, pages 182-189. (local, annotated copy)

Bereket Zerai Gebremichael and D. Lalitha Rani, 2012. Total Factor Productivity Change of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (MFIs): A Malmquist Productivity Index Approach (MPI), European Journal of Business and Management, vol. 4(3), pages 105-114. (local, annotated copy).

Soltane Bassem (2014) has extended passages taken verbatim from Gebremichael and Rani (2012), as highlighted in the annoted copies. While the latter is cited several times, it is never in the context of those passages.

Response of accused offender

"I want to apologize to the authors for this fact although it is with good faith since I mention the authors paper in the reference and I will do my best in order to contact the editor in order to correct this mistake by putting these parts in inverted commas and mentioning the authors. Finally, I want to stress that this fact did not affect the substance and the scientific value of scientific production."

Committee decision

___ Notification of offender superiors
YES Notification of editor published plagiarising work
YES Request of removal or watermarking of plagiarising work
YES Notification of afflicted author(s)
YES Notification of afflicted editor
___ Banning of author from RePEc Author Service
YES Publication on RePEc plagiarism page

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