Samuel Mortimer

Samuel Mortimer
  • Doctoral Student

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    Jon M. Huntsman Hall Suite 600
    3730 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: business ethics, organizational behavior, meaningful work

Links: CV


I study organizational ethics, drawing on both moral philosophy and qualitative empirical methods. My research has three related strands. One explores how workers balance financial incentives and work meaningfulness when making career decisions. Another focuses on the relationship between perceiving work as meaningful and taking responsibility for organizational wrongdoing. Finally, one explores the role of commitment in meaningful work.

I have presented (or been accepted to present) research at several international conferences and workshops, including the Society for Business Ethics Annual Conference; the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division and Pacific Division Meetings; the Harvard Emerging Scholars conference; the British Academy of Management Annual Conference; the Society of Applied Philosophy Annual Conference; and the Philosophy of Management Conference.

Before coming to Wharton, I studied philosophy as a graduate research student at Kyoto University and completed a BA in philosophy and theology at the University of Oxford.

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Awards and Honors

  • Winkelman Fellowship, 2021
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • Founders’ Award, Society for Business Ethics, 2020


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