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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


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.