W. Michael Hoffman, PhD, is the founding executive director of the Center for Business Ethics (1976), and the Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics at Bentley University. He has authored or edited 16 books and over 100 articles, and has consulted for numerous corporations, law firms, and government organizations. Dr. Hoffman served as the founding executive director of the Ethics Officer Association (now ECI), co-founded and was president of the Society for Business Ethics, and served on the advisory board of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. He received the Humanist of the Year Award from The Ethical Society of Boston in 2007, the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics Award for lifetime contributions to the profession in 2009, the lifetime achievement award for distinguished service to the field of business ethics from the Society for Business Ethics in 2011, the Champion’s Award from the Central and European Management Association for responsible management education in 2011, a lifetime achievement award in the field of ethics and compliance by the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association in 2012, the Mee Family Prize, a Bentley lifetime achievement award for scholarly research in 2013, and the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Transylvania University in 2015.
Awards and Honors
2015, Distinguished Achievement Award , Transylvanian University
2014, Top Ranked U.S. Executive, National Council of American Executive
2013, Mee Family Prize, a Bentley lifetime achievement award for scholarly research , Mee Family/ Bentley University
2012, Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Ethics and Compliance , Ethics & Compliance Officer Association
2011, Champion's Award, Central and European Management Association (CEEMAN)
2011, Lifetime Achievement Award , Society for Business Ethics
2009, Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics Award for continuing contributions in the field of ethics and compliance.
2007, Humanist of the Year Award
2005, Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics, 2005 to present
1989, The Bentley College Award for Excellence in Research
Hoffman, W., Rowe, M. Reinventing the Corporate Ethics Officer: A Strategy for Superior Governance and Integrity. Notizie di Politeia, XXIV, #89 (#89, 2008).
Hoffman, W., Schwartz, M. S. (2015). The Morality of Whistleblowing: A commentary on Richard T. DeGeorge.
Hoffman, W., Guillen, M., Ferrero, I. (2014). The Neglected Ethical and Spiritual Motivations. Journal of Business Ethics, Feb. 27, 2014 online.
Hoffman, W., McNulty, R. E., Ferrero, I. (2014). Must Friedman Embrace Stakeholder Theory? Business and Society Review (119:1), 37-59.
Hoffman, W., McNulty, R. E. (2012). Transforming Faith in Corporate Capitalism through Business Ethics. Journal of Business Spirituality and Religion , 9 (3).
Hoffman, W., Schwartz, M., Cragg, W. (2012). An Ethical Approach to Crisis Management. "IESE Insight" (15).
Hoffman, W., McNulty, R. E., Banon Gomis, A. J., Guillen Parra, M. (2011). Rethinking the Concept of Sustainability. Business and Society Review.
Hoffman, W. (2010). Repositioning the Corporate Ethics Officer. Business Ethics Quartley, 20 (4).
Hoffman, W., McNulty, R. E. (2009). International Business, Human Rights and Moral Complicity: A Call for a Covenant on the Universal Rights and Duties of Business. Business and Society Review.
Hoffman, W., Driscoll, D. (2009). Why Ethics Matter: A business without values is a business at risk. Transaction Trends.
Hoffman, W., Neill, J. D., Stovall, O. S. (2008). Mutual Fund Compliance Officer Independence and Corporate Governance. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 16 (1, Jan., 2008).
Hoffman, W., Neill, J. D., Stovall, O. S. (2008). An Investigation of Ethics Officer Independence. Journal of Business Ethics, 78 (No 1-2, March, 2008).
Christensen, L. J., Peirce, E., Hartman, L. P., Hoffman, W., Carrier, J. (2007). Ethics, CSR, and Sustainability Education in the Financial TimesTop 50 Global Business Schools: Baseline Data and Future Research Directions. Journal of Business Ethics (73, July 2007), 347 - 368.
Hoffman, W., McNulty, R. E. (2007). When in Rome, Behave as the Romans? European Business Forum, Fall, 2007.
Hoffman, W., Rowe, M. (2007). The Ethics Officer as Agent of the Board: Leveraging Ethical Governance Capability in the Post-Enron Corporation. Business and Society Review, 112:4 (Winter, 2007).
Hoffman, W., Rowe, M. (2007). The Ethics Officer and the Board: Partners for Effective Ethical Governance. Ethikos, 21 (#2, September/October, 2007), 8,9, 10 & 15, 16.
Frederick, R. E., Hoffman, W. (1989). Business Ethics in the Curriculum. International Journal of Value Based Management, 2 (1).
Frederick, R. E., Hoffman, W. (1986). Corporate Moral Responsibility. Journal of Thought.
Hoffman, W, Frederick, R. E, Schwartz, M. S. (2014). Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality (5th edition ed.).
Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
Frederick, R. E, Hoffman, W, Schwartz, M. S. (2014). Business Ethics: readings and cases in corporate morality (5th edition ed.).
Hoffman, W, Frederick, R. E, Schwartz, M. S. (2001). Business Ethics Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality Fourth Edition.
New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
Frederick, R. E, Hoffman, W, Schwartz, M. (2000). Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Moral Responsibility (4th edition ed.).
New Jersey: McGraw-Hill.
Hoffman, W, Driscoll, D. (1999). Ethics Matters How to Implement Values-Driven Management.
Waltham, MA 02452: Center for Business Ethics.
Hoffman, W, Driscoll, D, Petry, E. S. (1995). The Ethical Edge Tales of Organizations That Have Faced Moral Crises.
New York, NY: MasterMedia Limited.
Hoffman, W, Brinkmann, J, Risk, A. A. (2015). Risk.
Encyclopedia of Management, 2nd edition
Hoffman, W, McNulty, R. E. (2011). A Business Ethics Theory of Whistleblowing: Responding to the $1 Trillion Question.
In Defense of Proper Action: The Whistle-blowing. Transaction Publisher
Hoffman, W, Goessling, T. (2011). Ethics Officers.
Handbuch der Wirtschaftsethic
Hoffman, W, McNulty, R. E. (2011). Can Corporate Capitalism be Redeemed? Business Ethics and the Search for a Renewed Faith in Work.
In Helmut Wautischer, Alan M. Olson, and Gregory J. Walters (Eds.), Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity. Springer
Hoffman, W, McNulty, R. E. (2009). Business Ethics Perspectives on International Negotiations.
The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations. Chicago, IL: . American Bar Association
W. (2014). Presented at the
Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative 's
Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative Forum,
Committee Member for Ethics Committee - Present
Advisory Council for Healthacare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative, 2010