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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, full professor, and Director of University China Engagement at DePaul University. He lectures internationally and consults to entrepreneurs and firms in Chicago and beyond. He edits the academic journal Management Decision and authored the book Mutiny and Its Bounty: Leadership Lessons from the Age of Discovery, published by Yale University Press. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cultural Alliance and is former Chair of the Management History Division of the Academy of Management. He has published extensively in leading journals and he has been featured by Businessweek, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, CCTV, and by other major outlets.  His ability to explain entrepreneurial phenomena clearly and compellingly across many different scenarios has made him popular with students and in the media.  Dr. Murphy speaks Mandarin Chinese and his professional activities focus on social enterprise, entrepreneurship, business history, and US-China strategic management contexts.


Selected Works

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.

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. Winner of Award for Best Paper Published in Journal of Management History.

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

Murphy, P. J. (2009). Entrepreneurship theory and the poverty of historicismJournal of Management History, 15(2), 109-133.  Winner of Journal of Management History Highly Commended Article Award.

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.]

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.

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. & 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Journal of Management History Highly Commended Article Award.  

Murphy, P. J., Liao, J., & Welsch, H. P. (2006). A conceptual history of entrepreneurial thought. Journal of Management History, 12(1), 12-35.

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.

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.

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.

Selected Presentations

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

"Historical leaders and entrepreneurs."  [Discussant.] To be 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

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

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