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Thinking like an engineer: the place of a code of ethics
  • M. Davis
  • Engineering, Sociology
  • 15 May 2017
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Takeover Protection and Managerial Myopia: Evidence from Real Earnings Management
We examine whether takeover protection exacerbates or mitigates real earnings management (i.e., using abnormal real activities to meet near-term earnings targets). Consistent with Stein’s (1988)Expand
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What’s Wrong with Character Education?
  • M. Davis
  • Psychology
  • American Journal of Education
  • 1 November 2003
We can distinguish three sorts of “character education”: (1) simple moral education (essentially, Kohlbergian moral education in the classroom), (2) just‐community education (a Deweyesque practiceExpand
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Teaching Ethics Across the Engineering Curriculum
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Bridging the Gap or Crossing a Bridge? Indigenous Knowledge and the Language of Law and Policy
In December 2002 Australia’s High Court dismissed an appeal by the Yorta Yorta Aboriginal people of Northern Victoria and New South Wales relating to their native title claims under the Native TitleExpand
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Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street
"Sesame Street" is the longest-running-and arguably most beloved- children's television program ever created. Today, it reaches some six million preschoolers weekly in the United States and countlessExpand
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Engineering Ethics: What? Why? How? And When?
Engineering ethics is professional ethics, as opposed to personal morality. It sets the standards for professional practice, and is only learned in a professional school or in professional practice.Expand
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Defining “Engineer:” How To Do It and Why It Matters
Controversy concerning whether “software engineers” are, or should be, engineers provides an opportunity to think about how to define “engineer” and what effect different definitions may have on ourExpand
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Ingress in Geography: Portals to Academic Success?
Abstract Niantic Labs has developed an augmented virtual reality mobile app game called Ingress in which agents must seek out and control locations for their designated factions. The app uses theExpand
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Professional Ethics without Moral Theory : A Practical Guide for the Perplexed Non-Philosopher
  • M. Davis
  • Political Science
  • 1 September 2014
My thesis is that any course in professional ethics—even in a philosophy department—is, all else equal, better without moral theory than with it. In defending this thesis, I shall return to a debateExpand
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