Collaboration and Networking
HCBE Kallman Executive Fellows
Through the Ernest A. Kallman Executive Fellows Program, the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) at Bentley University is honored to have an advisory body drawn from a select number of highly regarded business ethics practitioners and thinkers. The program was created in a spirit of mutual benefit in which the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics is strengthened by the fellows’ experience and insights into emerging trends in business ethics, while the fellows engage in a collegial exchange with other seasoned professionals brought together under the auspices of the oldest business ethics center of its kind.
The Kallman Executive Fellows Program was created to support the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics in its mission to assist businesses to develop ethical cultures and practices, to foster thoughtful investigations on issues of business ethics, and to respond to public concerns on matters pertaining to the moral conduct of business.
Over the years, the mission of the Executive Fellows has evolved to the following:
TO ASSIST the Center in its efforts to foster an ethical framework for the conduct of business and to establish greater cooperation on ethical issues among academic, corporate, government, labor, and public interest groups.
TO BUILD relationships with the business community and the public at large that advance the Center’s interests, contributions, and reputation.
TO CONTRIBUTE to the creation of an atmosphere of intellectual discourse on matters of business ethics at the Center and the University that respects and values all points of view.
TO RECOGNIZE and respond to public concerns on ethical business practices both in the United States and abroad.
Formed in the spirit of specialized think tanks, the fellows are dedicated to the advancement of the business ethics movement. In addition to their periodic meetings centered around thoughtful dialogue on cutting-edge business ethics issues, they also network and confer with each other on an individual basis. They enrich the center through their active participation in the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics conferences, lectures, and other educational programs.
Ernest A. Kallman, PhD (1936-1996), was the project manager and research fellow at the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics as well as professor of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University. The Executive Fellows Program is named in his memory.
HCBE Executive Fellows met with the Hon. Mark Wolf to learn about efforts to create an International Anti-Corruption Court.
The Hon. Mark L. Wolf, Senior United States District Judge and former Chief Judge, of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, met with the HCBE Executive Fellows in June 2018. Judge Wolf is also the Chair of Integrity Initiatives International, which is leading efforts to establish an International Anti-Corruption Court. For more on Mark and the dinner, please click here.
Hoffman Center for Business Ethics Faculty Advisory Council
Given the essential role of ethics in ensuring that business operates in a manner respectful of all its stakeholders, the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) formed the Faculty Advisory Council (FAC).
The FAC is designed to advance a dynamic conversation on current business ethics issues across all departments and beyond the Bentley campus.
Their mission is to build on a tradition of business ethics leadership.
The mission of the FAC is:
- To advise HCBE to keep it apprised of emerging trends in the field of business ethics;
- To assist the Center in reaching out and responding to the needs, concerns, and interests of the Bentley community pertaining to business ethics;
- To serve in a liaison role between HCBE and Bentley faculty to better showcase faculty research in the area of business ethics;
- To facilitate speaking engagements on business ethics;
- To provide business ethics consulting services to businesses or organizations.
This is an active forum for exchanging ideas and advancing business ethics research.
In support of its mission, the FAC will initiate various activities to engage with the Bentley community. These include the following:
- To organize lectures or seminars that would feature work related to business ethics by Bentley faculty or other scholars in the region;
- To organize discussions on timely topics pertaining to business ethics;
- To provide collegial council to other faculty members engaged in research that has an ethics dimension.
Members of the Bentley Faculty Advisory Council are as follows:
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One of the great resources of the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics is the Visiting Scholars Program, in operation for more than 20 years. During this period, we have had scholars from at least 20 countries in addition to several from the U.S. Visiting Scholars work at the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics for a period of a couple of weeks or as long as a year. During this period they work in the collegial setting in the HCBE extensive business ethics library and the Bentley community to advance their Ph.D. dissertation or particular research projects.
Certainly, we at the center gain as much from these Visiting Scholars as we give to them. During their stays with us, they have furthered their research into many aspects of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. After completing their stay, they return better equipped to contribute to the development of the field of business ethics both in the United States and abroad; moreover, they join the ranks of a growing international network of friends of Bentley and the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics.
Through the generosity of the John L. Casey family, funding will be available to assist Visiting Scholars in purchasing research materials. Jack Casey was the first Executive Fellow of the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University.
1. Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Psi is a professional business fraternity with chapters at more than 200 of the top universities in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1904 to support the growing need for formal business education at universities and to educate future business executives in leadership and professional ethics. Through this partnership the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) has access to the membership of Alpha Kappa Psi for purposes of promoting ethics and the Center’s programs, and in turn HCBE is committed to supporting Alpha Kappa Psi in promoting its programs and providing the fraternity with speakers as well as materials pertaining to ethics education.
2. Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI)
Back in 1991, the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics was the “facilitating institution” that led to the creation of what would become the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), now the Ethics & Compliance Intiative (ECI), with Dr. Hoffman, HCBE’s founding Executive Director, serving as the ECOA’s first Executive Director for five years and then as Advisor to the ECOA Board for ten years. From the beginning, the two organizations have worked closely to help in the advancement and professionalization of the corporate ethics movement. Emblematic of this partnership has been the annual “Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO)” course that is co-hosted by the two organizations. MEO is the leading executive education course for those seeking to advance their expertise in the professional management of ethics in organizations.
3. Institute for Ethics in Communication and Organizations (IECO)
With strong connections to many Spanish universities and scholars, the recently founded Institute for Ethics in Communication and Organizations (IECO) based in Valencia, Spain, promises to be one of the leading business ethics research institutes in Europe. The Hoffman Center for Business Ethics and IECO have agreed to share their facilities in order to promote research in the areas of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Both centers have agreed to make their facilities mutually accessible to PhD candidates, post-doctoral students, professors and executives as visiting scholars. In this way, they will make available the use of their respective libraries and other resources in the service of advancing the users academic and professional careers and to further the advancement of the business ethics movement generally.
On March 23, 2017, IECO held its Fifth Annual IECO-Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) International Colloquium at Harvard University on the topic of “Educating Millennials for Ethical Leadership and Trust." The Colloquium has been generously supported by the Abigail Adams Institute as co-organizer of the event since 2016. To see a video of this colloquium, please click here.
4. Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
With 13,500 members, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) is one of the leading associations for professionals in the business ethics and compliance field. Through its many educational programs, Ethikos newsletter, as well as news and discussion forums, the SCCE has an influential role in defining and shaping the corporate compliance environment across a wide range of industries and geographic regions. The Hoffman Center for Business Ethics is pleased to have developed a valued partnership with the SCCE in which both organizations support and promote each other’s educational initiatives, and in so doing seek to strengthen the place of business ethics across the US business community and beyond.
5. Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)
HCBE is pleased to partner with the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) based in London, United Kingdom. IBE was established in 1986 to encourage high standards of business conduct based on ethical values. The Institute assists in the development, implementation, and embedding of effective and relevant ethics and corporate responsibility policies and programs. It helps organizations to provide guidance to staff and build relationships of trust with their principal stakeholders. In these and other ways, IBE seeks to raise awareness of business ethics through the dissemination of knowledge and best practices by offering educational services and training programs conducted independently or in partnership with other domestic United Kingdom and international organizations. Rather than a university-based center, IBE was founded by business people for business people. To learn more about IBE, you can visit their website by clicking here.