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Mollie Painter

Professor of Ethics and Organisation at Nottingham Business School

WHAT NTU DID WAS TO ALLOW ME TO MAINTAIN MY ‘UNIQUENESS’

I FEEL REALLY FORTUNATE TO HAVE MADE NOTTINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOL MY ACADEMIC HOME. 

This place has such a special chemistry and the reason for that is that it allows you to remain unique. 

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IN MY CASE, I’M A PHILOSOPHER BY TRAINING AND THAT MEANS THAT I LOOK TO BE SLIGHTLY CONTROVERSIAL SOMETIMES.

Challenge ideas, come up with strange concepts and coin them and this business school allowed me to do that. The Philosopher, Baruch Spinoza, said that: “We don’t even know what a body can do”.

WELL… HERE, I GOT TO TRY IT OUT.

I got to experiment with some of my ideas and convince the dean that it’s important to build a research centre around it and this led to the creation of the responsible and sustainable business lab. Where we challenge businesses models, come up with creative solutions to building sustainability into business and experiment with new leadership models. 

Now, that means that I got to do something quite impactful and something quite unique. I was given the space and resources and time to do so. 

That is what makes this a special place, a place to remain you while making an impact at the same time.

My name is Mollie Painter

I am Professor of Ethics and Organisation at Nottingham Business School

My name is Mollie Painter

Professor Painter’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 Business Ethics Quarterly, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, European Management Review, Organization, and Leadership. She is also the author of a number of books, most recently, Gender, Leadership & Organization (Springer, 2018) and 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).

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