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Patrick O Sullivan


Professeur Sénior
Professor to department People, Organizations and Society
Doctorate of Philosophy, Institut Universitaire Européen

Areas of expertise

  • Economics
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics

Formerly a Senior Lecturer and MBA Programme Director at Cardiff University Business School, Patrick O'Sullivan was appointed as full Professor and Director of Studies at Grenoble Graduate School of Business within Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) in September 2006. He served as Director of Studies until 2009 before taking up the position of  Head of Department of People Organisations and Society in GEM  from September 2009 to September 2012  heading up a diverse team of colleagues across a range of disciplines including Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Economics, Politics and Ethics. He has extensive experience in teaching at all levels and in academic administration. His teaching specialities include Business Ethics, Critical Scientific Methodology, Political Economy of the European Union as well as Managerial Economics and in recent years he has developed a wide range of international teaching experience in these subjects having taught in UK (Cambridge University). Germany (Frankfurt University), Austria (Donau Universität Krems) Poland (Warsaw University), Finland (Aalto University), Estonia (Estonian Business School), Switzerland (Université de Genève), Nigeria (Lagos Business School), Georgia (Caucasus Business School), Thailand (Webster University) as well of course as France (GEM!) His research interests include Critical Scientific Methodology, Business Ethics, Transport Policy issues and System Timetabling/Planning,a field in which he has some consultancy experience. His publications include classic academic articles, case-studies, a methodological monograph (book) a custom textbook for Cardiff University and most recently he has been principal editor and written four chapters in each of two of  two advanced textboooks in Business Ethics: O'SULLIVAN P, SMITH M, ESPOSITO M (2012) "Business Ethics: a critical approach integrating ethics across the Business World" Routledge, London; and O'SULLIVAN P, ALLINGTON N, and ESPOSITO M ( 2015) "The Philosophy Politics and Economlcs of Finance in the 21st century: from Hubris to Disgrace" Routledge, London Patrick is a native speaker of English, fluent in French and Italian and with a basic working knowledge of German. In addition to his academic interests he has business interests in real estate; and he has both played rugby as well as having considerable refereeing experience of rugby.

    • Geopolitics - Master
    • Managerial Economics - Master
    • Business Ethics - Master
    • Ethical Dimensions of International Business - Licence
    • Conjoncture économique de l'entreprise - Master
    • Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility - Master
    • EU : Political Economy and Business Environment - Master