I feel that a research team I personaly know have some authorship problem. But since I'm still a beginner in research field,I cannot conclude definitely. In that team, there are several research groups. Boss of the team gets funding for the whole research team, but don't contribute to every group's work A group in the team is planning to add the Boss's name as the last author for a research he is not actually involved, because doing so will make it possible to maintain the whole team's funding. (Not to maintain his fame) I'm not sure if this kind of habit is kind of academic authorship problem. My feeling is that "it is", but other people don't think so. I can't conclude about this issue. A member in the group is worrying much about this problem. Can anyone give some advice to this problem?