Positions

Overview

  • Patrick is Goodrich Chair, full professor, and head of the J. Frank Barefield Jr. Entrepreneurship Program in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has designed and led many entrepreneurship and technology initiatives, raised millions of dollars for university programs, consulted to and invested in multiple ventures, trained thousands of students, and coached hundreds of successful entrepreneurs worldwide. A multi-award winning teacher and researcher, a range of major media outlets cite his work and he consults to firms and universities.

    Dr. Murphy is Scholar in Residence at Innovation Depot, the Southeastern USA's largest entrepreneurial co-working/incubation center, located in downtown Birmingham, AL. In 2017, prior to moving to Alabama, he was named Future Founder’s inaugural “Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year” across all colleges and universities in the state of Illinois. In 2016, he was named to AmericanInno’s “50 on Fire” for his impact on Chicago’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    Professor Murphy is Historian of the Academy of Management's Entrepreneurship Division. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, and served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Management Decision as well as Chair of the Academy of Management’s MH Division. He has published extensively in leading journals and outlets including Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Small Business Management, and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. He authored the book Mutiny and Its Bounty, published in 2013 by Yale University Press.

    His 2009 paper, "A model of social entrepreneurial discovery," was ranked by the Journal of Business Ethics in 2021 as #6 in the top 100 most influential articles in the social entrepreneurship field.  His 2006 paper, “A conceptual history of entrepreneurial thought,” was named by Emerald Publishers in 2017 as one of the publisher’s 50 highest-impact papers in the last half-century. 

    A former President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cultural Alliance, Professor Murphy lived in Beijing, China in the 1990s and speaks Mandarin Chinese. A veteran of the US Navy, he is also a thoroughbred racehorse owner and is active in racing, aftercare, and racehorse retirement.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Editorial: Passion: an entrepreneurial constantJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.  29:993. 2022
    2022 Editorial: Entrepreneurship: from the industrial–organizational paradigm to the community-venture paradigmJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.  29:505-506. 2022
    2022 Editorial: Engaging entrepreneurship's largest unanswered questionsJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.  29:333-334. 2022
    2022 Management's knowledge filter: entrepreneurship theory and the historic conceptual evolution of opportunism in management studiesJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.  29:402-420. 2022
    2022 Editorial: A new vision for the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise DevelopmentJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.  29:177-181. 2022
    2022 Delineating novel aspects of social enterprise theorySocial Enterprise Journal.  18:364-382. 2022
    2021 Blended value and female entrepreneurial performance: social and economic aspects of education and technology transfer 2021
    2021 Institutional forces and knowledge search strategies as predictors of entrepreneurial venture performanceJournal of Small Business Management2021
    2019 The Heptalogical Model of Entrepreneurship 2019
    2019 A Heptalogical Model of Entrepreneurship for Education and Pedagogy 2019
    2019 Blended value and female entrepreneurial performance: social and economic aspects of education and technology transfer 2019
    2019 Risk Tolerance, Legitimacy, and Perspective: Navigating Biases in Social Enterprise EvaluationsEntrepreneurship Research Journal2019
    2018 Pet Arabia: Middle Eastern Entrepreneurial Venturing for a Man's Best Friend 2018
    2018 Social enterprise in Antebellum America: the case of Nashoba (1824-1829)Management Decision.  24:99-119. 2018
    2018 Telling their own stories: Māori entrepreneurship in the mainstream screen industryEntrepreneurship and Regional Development.  30:118-145. 2018
    2017 Natural disasters, entrepreneurship, and creation after destruction: A conceptual approach 2017
    2016 Natural disasters, entrepreneurship, and creation after destruction 2016
    2014 Institutional entrepreneurship as emancipating institutional work: James Meredith and the Integrationist Movement at Ole MissManagement Decision.  20:114-134. 2014
    2013 Firm culture and performance: Intensity's effects and limitsManagement Decision.  51:661-679. 2013
    2013 Social Entrepreneurship and Broader Theories: Shedding New Light on the 'Bigger Picture'Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.  4:88-107. 2013
    2012 Small firm entrepreneurial outsourcing: Traditional problems, nontraditional solutionsStrategic Outsourcing.  5:248-275. 2012
    2012 Prior knowledge and new product and service introductions by entrepreneurial firms: The mediating role of technological innovationJournal of Small Business Management.  50:41-62. 2012
    2011 The new wild west is green: Carbon offset markets, transactions, and providers 2011
    2011 A 2×2 Conceptual Foundation for Entrepreneurial Discovery Theory 2011
    2011 A 2x2 conceptual foundation for entrepreneurial discovery theory 2011
    2011 The new wild west is green: Carbon offset transactions, markets, and providers 2011
    2010 The transgenerational family effect on new venture growth strategyInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.  12:3-16. 2010
    2010 Using historic mutinies to understand defiance in modern organizationsManagement Decision.  16:270-287. 2010
    2009 A model of social entrepreneurial discoveryJournal of Business Ethics.  87:325-336. 2009
    2009 Entrepreneurship theory and the poverty of historicismManagement Decision.  15:109-133. 2009
    2009 Entrepreneurial alertness, technological innovation, and new product development 2009
    2008 Attacking the roots: Shiraishi Garments Company and an evolving thicket of business ethics in ChinaJournal of Business Ethics Education.  4:135-146. 2008
    2007 Southeast Asian Culture, Human Development, and Business CompetitivenessJournal of Asia Business Studies.  2:14-22. 2007
    2007 Dealer trade group: High-tech venturing in a low-tech industry 2007
    2007 Note to instructors for dealer trade group: High-tech venturing in a low-tech industry 2007
    2007 Expert Capital and Perceived LegitimacyInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  8:127-138. 2007
    2007 Do business school professors make good executive managers? 2007
    2007 Expert capital and perceived legitimacy: Female-run entrepreneurial venture signaling and performanceInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.  8:127-138. 2007
    2007 If the shoe fits: Wenzhou Aike Shoes Company, Ltd.Journal of International Business Education.  3:1-7. 2007
    2007 The golden age: Service management on transatlantic ocean linersManagement Decision.  13:172-191. 2007
    2006 A conceptual history of entrepreneurial thoughtManagement Decision.  12:12-35. 2006
    2005 Developing and validating a construct of entrepreneurial intensityNew England Journal of Entrepreneurship.  8:31-38. 2005
    2005 Review of Working for a family business: An employee's guide to successFamily Business Review.  18:91-94. 2005
    2002 Personality and situations in co-worker preference: Similarity and complementarity in worker compatibilityJournal of Business and Psychology.  17:223-243. 2002
    2000 Development and Content Validation of a "Hyperdimensional" Taxonomy of Managerial CompetenceHuman Performance.  13:205-251. 2000

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 The existential edge: A logic for entrepreneurial decision-making 2019
    2013 Mutiny and its bounty: Leadership lessons from the age of discovery 2013

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 A Model of the Discovery, Assembly, and Viability of Entrepreneurial Opportunities.  63-83. 2017
    2008 Should i stay or should i go? Shiraishi garments company.  473-482. 2008
    2007 The opportunity-based approach to entrepreneurial discovery research.  169-191. 2007

    Research Overview

  • entrepreneurship, history, social enterprise
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    Teaching Activities

  • ENT270 - Intro-Entrepreneurial Mgmt (Fall Term 2019)
  • ENT270 - Intro-Entrepreneurial Mgmt (Fall Term 2020)
  • ENT270 - Intro-Entrepreneurial Mgmt (Spring Term 2020)
  • ENT270 - The Entrepreneurial Mindset (Fall Term 2021)
  • ENT270 - The Entrepreneurial Mindset (Fall Term 2022)
  • ENT350 - Social & Community Enterprise (Spring Term 2022)
  • ENT425 - ENT Engagement Seminar (Spring Term 2022)
  • ENT425 - Entrepreneurial Leadership (Spring Term 2019)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurial Internship (Fall Term 2022)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurial Internship (Spring Term 2022)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurial Internship (Summer Term 2020)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurial Internship (Summer Term 2022)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Fall Term 2019)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Fall Term 2020)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Fall Term 2020)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Fall Term 2021)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Fall Term 2021)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Fall Term 2022)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Spring Term 2020)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Spring Term 2021)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Spring Term 2021)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Spring Term 2021)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Summer Term 2020)
  • ENT499 - Dir. Study in Entrepreneurship (Summer Term 2022)
  • MBA690 - Directed Study (Summer Term 2019)
  • MBA690 - Directed Study (Summer Term 2020)
  • MBA690 - Directed Study (Summer Term 2020)
  • MBA691 - MBA Independent Study (Summer Term 2020)
  • Full Name

  • Patrick Murphy