Mollie Painter-Morland


Professor Painter-Morland joined NTU to stimulate and contribute to the Business School's research on responsible and sustainable business practice. She teaches the Responsible Leadership and The Value-Led Organisation modules on the online MBA and also teaches on the postgraduate and undergraduate programmes too. She facilitates the School's relationships with external networks in sustainability and ethics, and participates in executive development programmes and consultancy activities in this area.

Professor Painter-Morland was previously a tenured Associate Professor in Business Ethics at DePaul University in Chicago and Associate Director of DePaul's Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. Prior to joining DePaul in 2004, she was Director of the Centre for Business and Professional Ethics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and Associate Professor in its Department of Philosophy. She maintained a part-time position at the University of Pretoria between 2005-2011, and remains active in consultancy services globally. Professor Painter-Morland has been a visiting professor at ESCP Europe (Paris); EDHEC, Lille; IAE, Aix-en-Provence.

Professor Painter-Morland's research focuses on organisational culture, leadership, and ethics within complex organisational environments. In dealing with these topics, she draws on the conversation between European philosophy and organisational studies. Her current research deals with organisational habituation, leadership and gender, embodiment, and relational accountability. She has published peer-reviewed articles in prominent journals, such as Organization, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business Ethics Quarterly. She is also the author of a number of books, most recently, Business ethics and continental philosophy, co-edited with René ten Bos (Cambridge University Press, 2011), which was also translated into Dutch as Bedrijfsethiek, filosofische perspectieven (Boom, 2013).

Professor Painter-Morland is Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Professional Ethics Journal, and co-editor of Springer’s Issues in Business Ethics Series. She also serves on the Ethics Oversight Board of PwC South Africa and is actively involved in the European Ethics’ UK chapter.

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