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Cheating in Management Science (with Comments by M. K. Starr and M. J. Mahoney)


  • JS Armstrong

    (The Wharton School)


Honesty is vital to scientific work and, clearly, most scientists are honest. However, recent publicity about cases involving cheating, including cases of falsification of data and plagiarism, raises some questions: Is cheating a problem? Does it affect management science? Should anything be done?

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  • JS Armstrong, 2005. "Cheating in Management Science (with Comments by M. K. Starr and M. J. Mahoney)," General Economics and Teaching 0502056, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0502056
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    1. J. Scott Armstrong, 1979. "Advocacy and Objectivity in Science," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 25(5), pages 423-428, May.
    2. JS Armstrong, 2005. "Barriers to Scientific Contributions: The Author’s Formula," General Economics and Teaching 0502057, EconWPA.
    3. JS Armstrong, 2005. "Research on Scientific Journals: Implications for Editors and Authors," General Economics and Teaching 0502059, EconWPA.
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    cheating; honesty; management science; publication;

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