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Patrick James Murphy
Ph.D., College of Business Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago
M.Sc., College of Science and Mathematics, Wright State University
B.Sc. (cum laude), Morningside College

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Dr. Murphy is a multi-award winning teacher and researcher and full professor at DePaul University.  He consults widely to firms and universities and lectures in Chicago and internationally. He founded DePaul's Social Enterprise Collaborative, is
Editor at Management Decision, and is former Chair of the Management History Division of the Academy of Management.

Professor Murphy
has published extensively in leading scholarly outlets. He authored the book Mutiny and Its Bounty: Leadership Lessons from the Age of Discovery, published by Yale University Press. His ability to explain complex entrepreneurial phenomena clearly and compellingly across different scenarios has made him popular with students, in the business community, and in the media. His work has been cited by Businessweek, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, CGTV, WGN, WTTW, Fox Business, and other outlets. His current professional foci are social enterprise, business history, and international strategic management.

In 2017, Dr. Murphy was selected
by Future Founders as "Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year" across all Illinois colleges and universities. In 2016, he was winner of ChicagoInno's "50 on Fire" in the education category for his impact on the Chicago innovation economy.  He speaks Mandarin Chinese and is President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cultural Alliance. He is also a thoroughbred racehorse owner and is active in racing and thoroughbred aftercare.




Research Publications

Scholarly Book

Murphy, P. J. & Coye, R. W. Mutiny and its bounty: Leadership lessons from the age of discoveryNew Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Award-winning Papers

Murphy, P. J., Liao, J., & Welsch, H. P. (2006). A conceptual history of entrepreneurial thought. Journal of Management History, 12(1), 12-35. Named in 2017 as one of the 50 highest-impact papers published by Emerald (across all journals) in the last half-century.

Coye, R. W. & Murphy, P. J. (2007). The golden age: Service management on transatlantic ocean liners. Journal of Management History, 13(2), 172-191. Winner of Emerald Publisher's Highly Commended Article Award in 2008.

Murphy, P. J. (2009). Entrepreneurship theory and the poverty of historicismJournal of Management History, 15(2), 109-133. Winner of Emerald Publisher's Highly Commended Article Award in 2010.

Coye, R. W., Murphy, P. J., & Spencer, P. (2010).  Using historic mutinies to understand defiance in modern organizations.  Journal of Management History16(2), 270-287. Named in 2011 as Best Paper Published in Journal of Management History.

Selected Cases

Al-Alawi, N., Al-Ansari, A., Al-Shuwaikh, F., Al-Musawi, M., Rawanbaksh, A. & Murphy, P. J. (forthcoming). Pet Arabia: Middle eastern entrepreneurial venturing for "man's best friend." Sage Business Cases

Jiang, B. & Murphy, P. J. (2007). Attacking the roots: Shiraishi Garments Company and an evolving thicket of business ethics in China. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 4, 135-146. [Teaching note available by request.]  Reprinted in D. J. Samson & P. J. Singh (Eds.). (2008). Operations management: An integrated approach, 473-482.  Sydney: Cambridge University Press.

Jiang, B. & Murphy, P. J. (2007). If the shoe fits: Wenzhou Aike Shoes Company, Ltd. Journal of International Business Education, 3.  [Teaching note available by request.]  Reprinted in S. T. Young (2009). Essentials of operations management, pp. A3-A8.  Sage Publications.

Murphy, P. J. & Crockett, C. (2007). Dealer Trade Group: High-tech venturing in a low-tech industry. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31(4), 643-662. [Note to Instructors.]  Reprinted in D. F. Kuratko (2009), Entrepreneurship: Theory, process, practice (8th ed.), 239-254.  Arlington, TX: Cengage Learning, Inc./Nelson Education, Ltd.

Selected Papers

Henry, E. Y., Dana, L., & Murphy, P. J. (forthcoming). Telling their own stories: Māori entrepreneurship in the mainstream screen industry. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Murphy, P. J., Smothers, J. E., Novicevic, M., Roberts, F., Humphreys, J., & Kornetskyy, A. (in-press). Social enterprise in antebellum America: The case of Nashoba (1824-1829)Journal of Management History

Monllor, J. & Murphy, P. J. (2016). Mother nature as mother of invention: Natural disasters, entrepreneurship, and creation after destruction. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 23(4), 618-637.

Smothers, J., Murphy, P. J., Novicevic, M. M., & Humphreys, J. H. (2014). Institutional Entrepreneurship as Emancipating Institutional Work: James Meredith and the Integration Movement at Ole Miss.  Journal of Management History, 20(1), 114-134.

Zeyen, A., Beckmann, M., Mueller, S. J., Dees, J. G., Khanin, D. Krueger, N., Murphy, P. J., Santos, F., Scarlata, M., Walske, J. & Zacharakis, A. (2013). Social entrepreneurship and broader theories: Shedding new light on the “bigger picture.”  Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 4(1), 88-107.

Murphy, P. J., Cooke, R. A., & Lopez, Y. (2013). Firm culture and performance: Intensity's effects and limits. Management Decision, 51(3), 661-679.

Murphy, P. J., Wu, Z., Welsch, H. P., Heiser, D. R., Young, S. T., & Jiang, B. (2012). Small firm entrepreneurial outsourcing: Traditional problems, nontraditional solutions. Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, 5(3), 248-275.

Tang, J. & Murphy, P. J. (2012).  Prior knowledge and new product and service introductions by entrepreneurial firms: the mediating role of technological innovation.  Journal of Small Business Management, 50(1), 41-62.

Dhanda, K. & Murphy, P. J.  (2011).  The new wild west is green: Carbon offset transactions, markets, and providers.  Academy of Management Perspectives, 25(4), 37-49.

Murphy, P. J.  (2011).  A 2x2 conceptual foundation for entrepreneurial discovery theory.  Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(2), 359-374.

Murphy, P. J. & Coombes, S. M. (2009). A model of social entrepreneurial discovery.  Journal of Business Ethics, 87(3), 325-336.  

Zhu, R., Tang, J., & Murphy, P. J.  (2009).  Entrepreneurial alertness, technological innovation, and new product development.  Contemporary Finance and Economics, 292(3), 72-77.  [Chinese.]

Lavan, H. & Murphy, P. J. (2007). Southeast Asian culture, human development, and business competitiveness. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 2(1), 14-22.

Jiang, B. & Murphy, P. J. (2007). Do business school professors make good executive managers? Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(3), 29-50.

Murphy, P. J., Kickul, J., Barbosa, S. D., Titus, L. (2007). Expert capital and perceived legitimacy: Female-run entrepreneurial venture signaling and performance. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 8(2), 127-138.

Liao, J., Murphy, P. J. & Welsch, H. P. (2005). Developing and validating a construct of entrepreneurial intensity. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 8(2), 31-38.

Tett, R. P. & Murphy, P. J. (2002). Personality and situations in co-worker preference: Similarity and complementarity in worker compatibility. Journal of Business and Psychology, 17(2), 223-243.

Tett, R. P., Guterman, H. A., Bleier, A., & Murphy, P. J. (2000). Development and content validation of a hyperdimensional taxonomy of managerial competence. Human Performance, 13(3), 205-251.

Other Selected Publications

Murphy, P. J. (2010). A model of the discovery, assembly, and viability of entrepreneurial opportunities.  In W. Gasparski and L. Ryan (Eds.), Entrepreneurship: values and responsibility, 17, 63-83.  Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Murphy, P. J. & Marvel, M. R. (2007). The opportunity-based approach to entrepreneurial discovery research. In A. Rahim (Ed.), Current Topics in Management, 12, 169-191. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Murphy, P. J. & Long, T. (2007). Disease epidemics and entrepreneurial tipping points: Models of venture viability from customer and financier perspectives. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 2006. 

Murphy, P. J. (2005). Review of working for a family business: A non-family employee's guide to success. Family Business Review, 18(1), 91-94.

Murphy, P. J., Liao, J., & Welsch, H. P. (2005). A conceptual history of entrepreneurial thought. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings, A1-A6, (AN 18779543).

Murphy, P. J. (2004). A logic for entrepreneurial discovery. [Doctoral Dissertation; UMI #3126461 / ISBN 0-496-73746-5] UMI/ProQuest Learning and Information Company.

Selected Scholarly Presentations

"Fostering interdisciplinary innovation." [Panelist.] Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 2017, Washington, DC.

"Social entrepreneurship and culture."  [Discussant.] Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2016, Anaheim, CA. 

"Historical leaders and entrepreneurs."  [Discussant.] Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2016, Anaheim, CA. 

"Any fool can criticize and many of them do: How to be a good writer by first being a good reviewer."  Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

"Opening governance in academia through social media for research, teaching, and outreach."  Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

"Socially-purposeful venture legitimacy and the moderating role of risk tolerance."  Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association, November 2013, New Orleans, LA.

"Historical methods in entrepreneurship research - some exemplary contributions."  Presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2013, Orlando, FL.

"Entrepreneurship and innovation in management history."  Presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2013, Orlando, FL.

"Carbon offsets: Being green or paying to pollute?" [Study II] Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 2011, Boston, MA.

"How do small firms use outsourcing?"  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, January 2011, Hilton Head, SC.

"Carbon offsets: Being green or paying to pollute?" [Study I] Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 2010, San Diego, CA.

"Using historic mutinies to understand defiance in modern organizations."  Presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2009, Chicago, IL.

"A 2x2 conceptual foundation for entrepreneurial discovery theory."  Presented at the 29th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2009, Boston, MA.

Selected Media

(2017, September 18). "DePaul's Coding Academy at Blue1647 Returned Bigger and Better this Summer." ChicagoInno.

(2017, June 21). "This Subscription Box Startup Brings Home-based Autism Therapy Directly to Caregivers." ChicagoInno.

(2017, June 13). "Students Work with Non-profit Dedicated to Thoroughbred Racehorse Aftercare." DePaul Newsline.

(2016, March 9).  "Professor Patrick J. Murphy on the deal of the Chicago Stock Exchange."  CGTV-America.

(2016, February 3).  "How companies do business with China during Spring Festival."  CGTV-America.

(2015, November 11).  "China's Singles Day."  People in the Know, China Radio International.

(2015, May 10).  "What makes a great leader?" Idea Lemon Podcast.

(2014, October 13).  "Examining Columbus's Complicated Leadership Legacy."  Harvard Business Review Blog network.

(2014, October 14).  "Leadership Lessons from the Age of Discovery."  LDRLB Podcast.

(2013, August 7).  "Entrepreneurs: How to get a leg up in small business."  "Viewpoints" Radio Program.

(2013, April 9).  "Is it Time for Mutiny?"  Harvard Business Review Blog Network. 

(2013, March 21).  "Master Class."  Bloomberg Businessweek.

(2013, March 4).  What did Steve Jobs and Ferdinand Magellan have in Common?  Technori.

(2012, September 26). "The green products you never see can count for more."  GOOD Business.

(April 5, 2012) WTTW Chicago Channel 11 Chicago Tonight.

(2012, March 8). "Where did social enterprise come from, anyway?"  GOOD Business.