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Darla Moore School of Business


Michael Murphree

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: International Business
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-0603
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 461E
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Michael Murphree


Michael Murphree joined the Darla Moore School of Business in 2014 after receiving his Ph.D. in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He speaks fluent Mandarin and has conducted field research in China since 2007. He currently teaches “Globalization and International Business” and “Comparative Innovation Systems” at the Moore School and taught “Political Economy of Innovation in China” and “Introduction to International Political Economy” as a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech.

Murphree has published peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as a book, chapters in edited volumes and numerous commissioned reports. His book, The Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China, was the winner of the 2012 British International Studies Association Susan Strange Best Book Award and bronze medalist for the 2012 Axiom Business Book Award for International Business/Globalization. It was co-authored with scholar Dan Breznitz and published in 2011.


Murphree’s primary research interests include innovation, global value chains, local adaptation by multinational corporations and intellectual property rights, especially in China, East Asia and Canada. His research uses a comparative perspective, considering the performance and characteristics of firms and institutions in different regions.


  • Ph.D., International Affairs, Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014
  • M.S., International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006
  • B.S., International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004

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