Dr. W. Michael Hoffman, the founding executive director of the Center for Business Ethics (CBE) at Bentley University and co-founder of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), was honored with a lifetime achievement award in the field of ethics and compliance by the ECOA. Mary E. Chiasson, the CBE’s senior associate director, was also honored with an outstanding support and dedication award for 20 years of service to the ECOA.
In response to the question of whether or not it is ethical to blame one player for a team loss, Executive Founding Director of the Center for Business Ethics Mike Hoffman asserts, "I don’t think there is anything unethical about somebody blaming a particular person or play for a loss or failure. I do think it is inappropriate or even mean-spirited to do so because nobody is going to make every single field goal they kick or every basket they shoot."
Executive Director of the Center for Business Ethics W. Michael Hoffman is interviewed for the web-radio program Trust Across America which focuses on ethical business behavior and is a forum for companies to share their best practices.
Associated Press: Executive Director of the Center for Business Ethics W. Michael Hoffman comments on the importance of trust when investing in a story that was picked up by AP-affiliated outlets around the globe including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, MSN Money and The Sydney Morning Herald. (January 28, 2010)
Providence Business News: W. Michael Hoffman, founding executive director of the Center for Business Ethics, discusses Bentley's curricular and cultural focus on business ethics and social responsibility in Ethics in Vogue on Campus. (October 19, 2009)