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Article Type: Retraction notice From: Management Decision, Volume 49, Issue 9
The publishers of Management Decision wish to retract the article “Sustainability managers or rogue mid-managers?: A typology of corporate sustainability managers” by Kevin Tang, David A. Robinson and Michael Harvey, which appeared in Vol. 49 No. 8, 2011.
It has come to our attention that a large proportion of this article (including parts of the introduction, methodology, findings, theoretical and practical implications, and conclusions) were copied by Kevin Tang, without attribution, from an earlier article by Wayne Visser and Andrew Crane entitled: “Corporate sustainability and the individual: understanding what drives sustainability professionals as change agents”, which appeared on the Social Science Research Network on 25 February 2010. The co-authors, David A. Robinson and Michael Harvey were unaware of Mr Tang’s actions and he has accepted full responsibility.
The Management Decision submission guidelines make it clear that articles must be original and must not infringe any existing copyright. The publishers of the journal sincerely apologize to the readers and the original authors, Wayne Visser and Andrew Crane.