Chad Murphy

Assistant Professor
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2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
B.A. in Japanese and a minor in English from Brigham Young University ('06)
M.A. in Humanities with a concentration in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago ('08)
Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Organization (Organizational Behavior) from Penn State ('14)

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College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

Chad Murphy, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management who teaches BA352, Managing Individual and Team Performance. Murphy's research interests center on identity, image and leadership with a particular interest in how language and rhetoric can support or impede individual and/or organizational objectives. Murphy is especially interested in how these issues play out in the context of new (or otherwise illegitimate) occupations and highly professionalized industries such as health care.

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 *Briscoe, F. & Murphy, C. 2012 “Sleight of Hand? Practice Opacity, Third-Party Responses, and the Interorganizational Diffusion of Controversial Practices.” Administrative Science Quarterly, 57(4): 553-584

      * Finalist for the Organization & Management Theory (OMT) Division Best Published Paper Award, 2013

Carton, A. M., Murphy, C., & Clark, J. R. “A (Blurry) Vision of the Future: How Leader Rhetoric About Ultimate Goals Influences Performance.” Forthcoming at Academy of Management Journal.

Clark, J., Murphy, C., & Singer, S. 2014 “When Do Leaders Matter? Ownership, Governance and the Influence of CEOs on Firm Performance.” Leadership Quarterly, 25(2): 358-372


Courses Taught: 

Oregon State University

BA352 Managing Individual and Team Performance

Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business

MGMT 100 Survey of Management

MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts

MGMT 326 Organizational Behavior & Design

Utah Valley University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing

ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing - Humanities/Social Sciences

Beyond OSU
Honors and Awards: 

Runner-up, INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, 2013 

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