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Patrick J. Murphy

Academic Degrees

PhD, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago
MSc, College of Science and Mathematics, Wright State University
BSc (cum laude), Morningside College

Biography

Dr. Murphy is a multi-award winning teacher and researcher and full professor at DePaul University. 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 lectures internationally and consults to entrepreneurs and firms in Chicago and beyond. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cultural Alliance and former Chair of the Management History Division of the Academy of Management. He has published extensively in leading scholarly journals and has been featured by BusinessweekUSA TodayThe Globe and MailUS News and World ReportFinancial TimesHarvard Business Review, CCTV, and other major outlets.  His ability to explain complex entrepreneurial phenomena clearly and compellingly across many different scenarios has made him popular with students, in the business community, and in the media.

In 2016, Dr. Murphy was selected for ChicagoInno's 50 on Fire for his impact on the Chicago innovation economy.  He is a speaker of Mandarin Chinese and his professional activities focus on social enterprise, entrepreneurship, business history, and US-China strategic management contexts.

​In 2017, Dr. Murphy was selected by Future Founders as "Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year" across 11 different Chicago-area 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.  Dr. Murphy speaks Mandarin Chinese and his professional activities focus on social enterprise, entrepreneurship, business history, and international strategic management contexts.