Global Business Ethics Teaching Workshop

Sponsored by State Street Foundation

The 2014 faculty development workshop was held the week of May 19-23 on the Bentley University campus.

The program also included the 6th Next Generation ESG Scholars Workshop, with visiting professors:

  • Bryan W. Husted, Erivan K. Haub Chair in Business and Sustainability,  York University Schulich School of Business and Professor of Management, EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey.
  • Jette Steen Knudsen, professor of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
  • Andreas Rasche, professor of Business in Society, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Copenhagen Business School.

For more information on the program and possible participation in 2015, please contact Cynthia Clark, the Coordinator of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility. 

BACKGROUND

As a way of influencing curriculum development in ethics, in 1988 Bentley’s Center for Business Ethics (CBE) began working with the academic chairs of the Accountancy, Law and Computer Information Systems Departments, providing them with assistance in integrating ethics into their departmental courses. The subsequent work with these departments — and its success in elevating the visibility of ethics in their curricula and stimulating faculty research in this area — prompted CBE to transform this initiative into a formal workshop. The first session was offered in May 1991, and it continues today.

Initially referred to as the Business Ethics “Gadfly” Workshop, the intent has remained the same since its inception — to encourage faculty to address ethical issues and questions of corporate responsibility in courses across the curriculum. The Gadfly reference dates back to Socrates, who described himself as a “gadfly,” a stinging insect whose purpose was to harass and “sting” the citizens of Athens out of their ignorance and intellectual complacency. By “seeding” each academic department with such gadflies, the goal was to develop a core group of faculty who would prod and influence their colleagues to incorporate informed discussions of ethical issues and corporate responsibility in their classes.

Since 1991, each May Bentley faculty members have gotten together for a five-day workshop to explore ways of integrating ethical issues into their disciplinary courses. The workshop is designed to accomplish this goal through:

  • facilitated discussions among faculty from several different disciplines intended to provide them with a basic grounding in ethical theory and corporate responsibility; and 
  • presentations by the faculty participants on integrating ethics into their courses, with the opportunity for feedback from the workshop facilitators and other participants.

Guest speakers have included representatives from the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association, Fortune 500 Ethics Officers, and Boston-area business people who are responsible for ethics and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Over the years, corporate sponsors of the program have included the GE Foundation, Guardsmark, Liberty Mutual, Monsanto, Sears, Texas Instruments, Verizon, and, most recently, the State Street Foundation.
   
By focusing on pedagogical tactics and approaches to incorporating ethical and social responsibility issues, the teaching workshop has stimulated a greater comfort level across our faculty. Over time, our experience suggests that faculty become increasingly skilled at engaging students in in-depth discussions of ethical issues, going beyond planned activities (cases, exercises, videos) to drawing on student work-related experiences and issues that emerge “in the moment.”  There are now more than 120 business ethics workshop "alumni” on the Bentley campus, cutting across literally every business and arts and sciences department, and the workshop has had a clear influence on how ethics is dealt with in the curriculum. 

In 2004, the Business Ethics Teaching Workshop went global. Through the generous support of the State Street Foundation, visiting scholars from other colleges and universities around the world have joined Bentley faculty in this exciting endeavor.

The Next Generation ESG Scholars Workshop

The Next Generation Workshop focusing on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues is a week-long program that brings together promising young doctoral researchers and world-leading experts in ESG related research and practice for the purpose of fostering these young researchers’ talents. The program aims to establish a dialogue between present and future ESG researchers, involving scholars from different disciplines with the underlying goal of supporting interdisciplinary conversations.

Beginning in 2009, three internationally recognized experts and four doctoral students (selected competitively) were invited to the Bentley campus in conjunction with the Global Business Ethics Symposium and Teaching Workshop sponsored by the State Street Foundation. The experts and students engages in a series of presentations and discussions (including detailed one-on-one feedback between expert and student), with the goal of promoting practically relevant research in the ESG area.  Students also had the opportunity to participate in the internationally recognized Bentley teaching-ethics workshop occurring the same week.

RECENT TEACHING WORKSHOPS

2004 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2005 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2006 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2007 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2008 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2009 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2010 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2011 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2012 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2013 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
2014 Workshop Agenda (PDF)

THE NEXT GENERATION ESG SCHOLARS PROGRAM

2009 Program Agenda (PDF)
2010 Program Agenda (PDF)
2011 Program Agenda (PDF)
2012 Program Agenda (PDF)
2013 Program Agenda (PDF)
 

GLOBAL WORKSHOP ALUMNI

Our Global Business Ethics Teaching Workshop Visiting Faculty and Next Generation ESG Scholars Alumni (note: institutional affiliation at the time of participation in the workshop):

  • Samir Abuznaid, Hebron University (Palestinian Territories, 2010)
  • Kajsa Adu, Ashesi University (Ghana, 2011)
  • Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School (Estonia, 2006)
  • Abdelwehab Alwehab, University of Baghdad (Iraq, 2009)
  • Semra Ascigil, Middle East Technical University (Turkey, 2009)
  • Serap Atakan, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey, 2011)
  • Darlene Augustine, Pratt Insistute (2013)
  • Rebecca Awuah, Ashesi University (Ghana, 2009, 2013)
  • Mohammad Bader, Al-Quds University (Palestinian Territories, 2010)
  • Henri Bailey, Prairie View A&M University (Texas, 2005)
  • Anna Bajo, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain, 2007)
  • Huma Baqai, Institute of Business Administration (Karachi, Pakistan, 2012)
  • Monica Baraldi, University of Bologna (Italy, 2013)
  • Anne Barraquier, CERAM Sophia Antipolis School of Business 
    (France, 2006)
  • Andrea Bather, University of Waikato (New Zealand, 2013)
  • Eshani Beddewela, University Huddersfield Business School (UK, 2014)
  • Juan Benavides Delgado, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain, 2007)
  • Margaret Benefield, Andover Newton Theological School 
    (Massachusetts, 2005)
  • Marta Bicho, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Lisbon University Institute (Portugal, 2014)
  • Norm Bishara, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (2014)
  • Zsolt Boda, Budapest University (Hungary, 2004)
  • Tommy Borglund, Stockholm School of Economics 
    (Sweden, 2005)
  • Cynthia Brusman, Executive Jet Management (2010)
  • Andreas Budihardjo, Prasetiya Business School (Indonesia, 2009)
  • Jeanne Calderon, New York University (New York, 2006)
  • Freed Calvert, Executive Jet Management (2010)
  • Victoria Caparas, University of Asia & Pacific (Philippines, 2005)
  • Juan Carrillo Hermosilla (Instituto de Empressa Business School (Spain, 2007)
  • Tania Casado, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil, 2010)
  • Carol Cirka, Ursinus College (Pennsylvania, 2009)
  • Frank Christmann, University  of Seattle (Seattle, 2005)    
  • Sandra Chrystal, University of Southern California 
    (California, 2005)
  • Breeda Comyns, Euromed Management (France, 2011)
  • Elise Perrault Crawford, College of Charleston (South Carolina, 2012)
  • Julia Dare, Next Generation ESG Scholar, University of Southern California (California, 2009), Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific (2014)
  • Lea Dippenaar, University of Pretoria (South Africa, 2004)
  • Annlorraine Edwards, State University of New York at Oswego (2013)
  • Noha El-Bassiouny, German University in Cairo (Egypt, 2010)
  • Ouaffa (Wafa) El Garah, Al Akhawayn University (Morocco, 2013)
  • Carolyn Erdener, Middle East Technical Univeristy (Northern Cyprus, 2008)
  • Hamidullah Farooqi, Kabul University (Afghanistan, 2008)
  • Jose Luis Fernandez Fernandez, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain, 2007)
  • Ignacio Ferrero, University of Navarre (Spain, 2011)
  • Elizabeth Franklin-Johnson, Euromed Management (France, 2011)
  • Fritz Gairing, Pforzheim University (Germany, 2014)
  • Tracy L. Gonzalez-Padron, University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (Colorado, 2012)
  • Fred Guy, University of Baltimore (Maryland, 2005)
  • Eldrid Gynnild, Norwegian School of Management (Norway, 2004)
  • Eric Hauer, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria, 2006)
  • Rosemary Hartigan, University of Maryland (Maryland, 2005)
  • Tarek Hatem, American University in Cairo (Egypt, 2013)
  • Olga Voronina Hawn, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Duke University (2010)
  • Erin Henry, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Harvard Business School (2014)
  • Ralph Huenemann, University of Victoria (Canada, 2009)
  • Hashir Ibne Irshad, FAST National University (Pakistan, 2012)
  • Vishwanathan Iyer, ICFAI Business School (India, 2006)
  • Eugene Jaffe, Ruppin Academic Center (Israel, 2010)
  • Ann Jennings, University of Houston-Downtown (Texas, 2007)
  • Shalini Sarin Jain, Next Generation ESG Scholar, University of Washington (Seattle, 2013)
  • Jerome Joseph, Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India, 2012)
  • Fred Kakaire, Multitech Business School (Uganda, 2011)
  • Larry Kalbers, Loyola Marymount University (California, 2011)
  • Simrit Kaur, University of Delhi (India, 2012)
  • Avi Kay, Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel, 2005)
  • Howard Kanter, DePaul University (Chicago, 2004)
  • Liora Katzenstein, ISEMI-Entrepreneurship (Israel, 2010)
  • Patricia Kelley, University of Washington (Washington, 2007)
  • Bruce Kibler, University of Wisconsin-Superior (2010)
  • Thoman Kjaergaard, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Aarhus University (Denmark, 2013)
  • Senthil Kumar, ICFAI Business School (India, 2006)
  • Noomen Lahimer, Mediterranean School of Business - Tunis (Tunisia, 2013)
  • Jolene Lampton, Park University Austin (Texas, 2011)
  • Bill Lawrence, New York Institute of Technology (New York, 2005)
  • Joanne Lawrence, Hult International Business School (2010)
  • Cubie Lau, Next Generation ESG Scholar, University College Dublin (Ireland, 2010)
  • Jegoo Lee, Stonehill College (2014)
  • Barrie E. Litzky, Penn State Great Valley (Pennsylvania, 2012)
  • Yan Liu, Management School, Qingdao Technological University (China, 2014)
  • Julie Lockhart, Western Washington University (Washington, 2004)
  • Tiffany Maldonado, University of Houston (Texas, 2012)
  • Patricia Martinez, University of Cantabria (Spain, 2014)
  • Ruth Massie, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Cass Business School (UK, 2014)
  • Virginia Maurer, University of Florida (Florida, 2011)
  • Kelli Mayes-Denker, St. Ambrose University (Iowa, 2012)
  • Garry McDaniel, Franklin University (Ohio, 2007)
  • Margaret C. McKee, Saint Mary’s University (Nova Scotia, Canada, 2012)
  • Paul Melendez, University of Arizona (Arizona, 2006)
  • George Miaoulis, Lynchberg College (Virginia, 2006)
  • Amalia Milberg, IAE (Argentina, 2004)
  • Obaid Nejati, American University of Afghanistan (Afghanistan, 2008)
  • Francy Milner, University of Colorado (Colorado, 2008)
  • Miguel Olivas-Lujan, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and Clarion University, Pennsylvania (2006)
  • Tricia Olsen, University of Denver
  • Jo Ann Oravec, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (Wisconsin, 2012)
  • Jacob Park, Green Mountain College (Vermont, 2009)
  • Bruce Paton, San Francisco State University (California, 2008)
  • Isabelle Pignatel, Euromed Management (France, 2011)
  • Gayle Porter, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Jersey, 2006)
  • Prem Ramburuth, University of New South Wales (Australia, 2011)
  • Anne Reino, Tartu University (Estonia, 2008)
  • MaryAnn Reynolds, Western Washington University (Washington, 2005)
  • Alan Richardson, York University (Canada, 2004)
  • Rommel (Bombie) Salvador, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2012)
  • Melissa Samuelson, Thunderbird University (2010)
  • Arthur Shacklock, Griffith University (Australia, 2006)
  • Ben Shaw, Bond University (Australia, 2011)
  • Yuliya Shymko, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Institute Empressa (SPAIN, 2009)
  • Heja Sindi, University of Kurdistan (Iraq, 2009)
  • Monica Singhania, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (India, 2014)
  • Rieneke Slager, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Nottingham University (England, 2009)
  • Vivek Soundararajan, Next Generation ESG Scholar, University of London (UK, 2014)
  • Anthony Spio, Ashesi University (Ghana, 2010)
  • Elankumaran Srinivasan, TA Pai Management Institute (India, 2009)
  • Erica Steckler, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Boston College (2010)
  • Robert Strand, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark, 2010)
  • Isidoro Talavera, Franklin University (Ohio, 2008)
  • Eugene K.B. Tan, School of Law, Singapore Management University (Singapore, 2014)
  • Caterina Tantalo, San Francisco State University (2013)
  • Tarek Tantoush, Libyan Academy of Graduate Studies (Libya, 2013)
  • Anne Tercinet, EM Lyon (France, 2004)
  • Thomas Thijssens, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Maastricht University (Netherlands, 2009)
  • Smita K. Trivedi, George Washington University (Washington, D.C., 2012)
  • Gokhan Turgut, Next Generation ESG Scholar, HEC Montreal (2013)
  • Greg Unruh, Thunderbird University (Arizona, 2005)
  • Maaja Vadi, Tartua University (Estonia, 2008)
  • Lucy Vannata-D’Aprile, Victoria University (Australia, 2006)
  • Virginie Vial, Euromed Marseille School of Management (France, 2007)
  • Nuria Villagra Garcia, Villanueva University (Spain, 2007)
  • Richard E. Wokutch, Virginia Tech (2014) 
  • Jonathan Ying, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (2013)
  • Hui Yun Yu, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Taiwan, 2011)
  • Ruojan Zheng, Xiamen University (China, 2005)      
  • Aron Zylberman, Tipo Consultores Associados (Brazil, 2010)