Wendy Murphy

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Management

Bio

Wendy Marcinkus Murphy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College. She primarily teaches organizational behavior for undergraduates and managing talent in the graduate programs, as well as customized executive education. Currently, she is Co-Director of the Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) program, a yearlong interdisciplinary course in which students create, develop, launch, and manage a business. She has served as the Faculty Advisor for the Mentoring Programs through the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL). Prior to joining the faculty at Babson College, she taught at Boston College and Northern Illinois University. She earned her A.B., M.S., and Ph.D. from Boston College. Professor Murphy’s research interests are in the area of careers. Her work focuses on mentoring and developmental networks, identity, and the work-life interface. Specifically, she explores the mutual learning that occurs through nontraditional developmental relationships for the benefit of individuals and organizations. In addition, she is interested in how positive relationships across the work-life interface facilitate career success. Murphy has published her research in several journals, including the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Career Development International, Gender in Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Management and the Journal of Vocational Behavior among others. Her book with Kathy Kram, Strategic Relationships at Work: Creating your circle of mentors, sponsors, and peers for success in business and life, applies the scholarship of mentoring to help everyone become an entrepreneurial protégé. Murphy is currently serving her second term as a Representative-at-Large for the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. Professor Murphy lives in Dover with her husband and three young children.​​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Boston College
  • MS, Boston College
  • BA, Boston College

Academic Interests

Mentoring; Developmental Networks; Work-Life Interface; Leadership; Negotiations

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 - Teaching in Any Program Award, Babson College
  • 2014 - Faculty Scholarship Award, Babson College
  • 2014 - Best 40 Under 40 B-school Professors in the World, Poets & Quants
  • 2014 - Research Scholar, Babson College

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • MOB 6111: CREATING YOU:BUILDING YOUR PROF LIFE

Degree Courses 2015-2016

  • MOB 1010: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Chanland, D.E., Murphy, W.C. (in press). Propelling Diverse Leaders to the Top: A Developmental Network Approach. Human Resource Management link
  • Murphy, W.C., Burton, J.P., Henagan, S.C., Briscoe, J.P. (2013). Employee Reactions to Job Insecurity in a Declining Economy: A Longitudinal Study of the Mediating Role of Job Embeddedness. Group & Organization Management, 38(4), 512-537.
  • Murphy, W.C. (2012). Reverse mentoring at work: Fostering cross-generational learning and developing millennial leaders. Human Resource Management, 51(4), 549-573.
  • Gordon, J.R., Pruchno, R.A., Wilson-Genderson, M., Murphy, W.C., Rose, M. (2012). Balancing caregiving and work: Role conflict and role strain dynamics . Journal of Family Issues, 33(5), 662-689.
  • Briscoe, J.P., Henagan, S.C., Burton , J.P., Murphy, W.C. (2012). Coping with an insecure employment environment: The differing roles of protean and boundaryless career orientations. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80(2), 308-316.
  • Murphy, W.C. (2011). From e-mentoring to blended monitoring: Increasing students' developmental initiation and mentors' satisfaction. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 10(4), 606-622.
  • Murphy, W.C., Volpe, E.H. (2011). Married professional women's career exit: Integrating identity and social networks . Gender in Management: An International Journal, 26(1), 57-83.
  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E. (2010). Understanding non-work relationships in developmental networks. Career Development International, 15(7), 637-663.

Books

  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E. (2014). Strategic Relationships at Work: Creating Your Circle of Mentors, Sponsors, and Peers for Success in Business and Life. New York: McGraw-Hill
  • Murphy, W.C. (2014). Individual and Relational Dynamics of Ambition in Careers: Scholars' Press

Articles

  • Murphy, W.M., Kram, K.E. (2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter)) How can Leaders foster a Developmental Culture.: HRM Asia
  • Murphy, W.C. (2015, March 6) 7 Ways to be a Great Mentor for Women. The GlassHammer: theglasshammer.com. link
  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K. (2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)) How to Develop Talent through Relationships. Inside HR. link
  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E. (2014, June) Taking an Entrepreneurial Approach to Relationships: Knowing Why, Knowing Where, Knowing How, Knowing Who. Babson Entrepreneurial Educator Newsletter. Wellesley, MA: Babson College
  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E. (2014, March) Take an Entrepreneurial Approach to Relationships: Reflect, Experiment, Learn, Educate. Babson Insight. Wellesley, MA: Babson College
  • Murphy, W.C. (2012, May) The new rules of mentoring . Babson Insight. Wellesley, MA: Babson College

Book Chapters

  • Murphy, W.C., Greenberg, D. (in press). Nonprofit board membership: Benefits for Women's Career and Leadership Development. In Lynne E. Devnew, Ronald J. Burke, Marlene Janzen Le Ber, Mariateresa Torchia (Ed.), More Women on Boards of Directors: An International Perspective.: Information Age Publishing
  • Murphy, W.C., Gibson, K.R., Kram, K.E. (2017). Advancing Women through Developmental Relationships. In S. Madsen (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership. London: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Chandler, D.E., Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E., Higgins, M.C. (2016). Bridging formal and informal mentoring: A developmental network perspective. In K. Peno, E.S. Mangiante, & R. Kenahan (Ed.), Mentoring in Formal and Informal Contexts.: Information Age Publishing link
  • Murphy, W.C., Chandler, D.E., Tosti-Kharas, J. (2016). Developing Millennial leaders: A careers approach. In M. Sharabi (Ed.), Generational Differences in Work Values and Work Ethic: An International Perspective. Commack, NY: Nova Science Publishers
  • Murphy, W.C., Volpe, E.H. (2015). Enacting authentic careers: An identity and social networks approach. In S.G. Baugh and S.E. Sullivan (Ed.), Searching for Authenticity, Volume 2 in Research in Careers. New York: Information Age Publishers link
  • Murphy, W.C., Volpe, E.H. (2015). Encore careers: Exploring career exit and rebirth. In A.M. Broadbridge and S. Fielden (Ed.), Handbook of Gendered Careers in Management. Camberley Surrey: Edward Elgar Publishing link

Conference Proceedings

  • Greenberg, D., Opie, T.R., Murphy, W.C. (in press). Creating a Warm Climate?: The Influence of Demography on Class Participation.

Others

  • Murphy, W.C., Greenberg, D. (in press). Nonprofit board membership: Benefits for Women's Career and Leadership Development: Information Age Publishing
  • Chanland, D.E., Murphy, W.C. (in press). Propelling Diverse Leaders to the Top: A Developmental Network Approach: Wiley link
  • Murphy, W.C. (2016). How Women (and Men) Can Find a Role Model when None are Obvious. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review link
  • Iyer, B.R., Murphy, W.C. (2016). The Benefits of Virtual Mentors. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Publishing link
  • Greenberg, D., Opie, T.R., Murphy, W.C. (in press). Creating a Warm Climate?: The Influence of Demography on Class Participation: Academy of Management Proceedings

Presentations

  • Mentoring: Building Your Developmental Network
    Murphy, W. Mentoring: Building Your Developmental Network Paul College of Business and Economics Homecoming, Durham, NH (2017)
  • The Often Overlooked but Invaluable Benefit of Mentorship
    Murphy, W. The Often Overlooked but Invaluable Benefit of Mentorship Employers Association of the Northeast (EANE) Conference, Sturbridge, MA (2017)
  • Passion and pursuit: Women’s ascension to nonprofit leadership
    Greenberg, D., Murphy, W. Passion and pursuit: Women’s ascension to nonprofit leadership Boston University Organizational Behavior Seminar Series, Boston, MA (2017)
  • Propelling Women's Careers through Developmental Networks
    Murphy, W. Propelling Women's Careers through Developmental Networks NSF Women Geotechnical Faculty Annual Conference, Washington D.C. (2017)
  • Strategic Relationships at Work
    Murphy, W. Strategic Relationships at Work Texas Library Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (2017)
  • Propelling Women's Careers: A Developmental Network Approach
    Murphy, W. Propelling Women's Careers: A Developmental Network Approach 4th Annual Women in Leadership Conference, Pensacola, FL (2017)
  • Developmental Networks: Learning from Mentors, Coaches, & Peers
    Murphy, W. Developmental Networks: Learning from Mentors, Coaches, & Peers 9th Annual Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2016)
  • Creating Your Informal Mentoring Network
    Murphy, W. Creating Your Informal Mentoring Network Guest Speaker, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Identity Construction in NonProfit Contexts
    Murphy, W., Greenberg, D. Identity Construction in NonProfit Contexts Academy of Management, Annaheim, CA (2016)
  • Imagining Your Developmental Network
    Murphy, W. Imagining Your Developmental Network Academy of Management, Annaheim, CA (2016)
  • Creating a warm climate? The influence of demography on voice in the classroom
    Greenberg, D., Opie, T., Murphy, W. Creating a warm climate? The influence of demography on voice in the classroom Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • Virtual Learning and Relationships
    Murphy, W., Sarma, S. Virtual Learning and Relationships McKinsey Values Day, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Propelling Your Career: Building your Developmental Network
    Murphy, W. Propelling Your Career: Building your Developmental Network Guest Speaker, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Bridging formal and informal mentoring: A developmental network perspective
    Chandler, D., Murphy, W. Bridging formal and informal mentoring: A developmental network perspective Adult Higher Education Alliance Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (2016)
  • Bridging formal and informal mentoring: A developmental network perspective
    Chandler, D., Murphy, W. Bridging formal and informal mentoring: A developmental network perspective Adult Higher Education Alliance Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (2016)
  • Creating your Circle of Mentors, Sponsors, and Peers
    Murphy, W. Creating your Circle of Mentors, Sponsors, and Peers Healthcare Businesswomen Association, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Propelling Diverse Leaders to the Top: A Developmental Network Approach
    Murphy, W., Chandler, D. Propelling Diverse Leaders to the Top: A Developmental Network Approach International Business School Faculty Seminar, Brandeis University (2016)
  • Your Intentional Network
    Murphy, W. Your Intentional Network Advancing Women Executives quarterly meeting, Providence, RI (2015)
  • Creating Your Circle
    Murphy, W. Creating Your Circle Boston Club quarterly meeting, Boston, MA (2015)
  • Student Developmental Networks
    Murphy, W. Student Developmental Networks UMass Center for Evidence-based Mentoring mini-conference, UMass Boston (2015)
  • Developmental Networks: What Relationships Do
    Murphy, W. Developmental Networks: What Relationships Do Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada (2015)
  • Strategic Relationships at Work and Beyond
    Murphy, W. Strategic Relationships at Work and Beyond Wellesley Chamber of Commerce, annual meeting, Wellesley, MA (2015)
  • Creating your Circle of Mentors, Sponsors, and Peers
    Murphy, W. Creating your Circle of Mentors, Sponsors, and Peers Black Affinity Conference, Wellesley, MA (2015)
  • Developmental Relationships and the Transition to Work
    Murphy, W. Developmental Relationships and the Transition to Work Strengthening Links between Formal and Informal Youth Mentoring,, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Career Transitions
    Murphy, W. Career Transitions Wellesley College Alumni, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Mompreneurs: Work-life integration in a boundaryless world
    Greenberg, D., Murphy, W., Volpe, E. Mompreneurs: Work-life integration in a boundaryless world Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • The intersection of faculty and student race and gender on class participation evaluation
    Greenberg, D., Opie, T., Murphy, W. The intersection of faculty and student race and gender on class participation evaluation Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • The Power of Words in our Business School Curriculum: Who gets seen and heard?
    Greenberg, D., Dobrow, S., Murphy, W., Opie, T., Ely, R. The Power of Words in our Business School Curriculum: Who gets seen and heard? Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)

  • Murphy, W. Positive Relationships at Work Micro-Conference at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Strategic Relationships at Work: A Developmental Network Map Exercise for teachers and students
    Murphy, W., Kram, K. Strategic Relationships at Work: A Developmental Network Map Exercise for teachers and students Teaching & Learning Conference within the Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Why all of us—teachers & students—need Strategic Relationships at Work and Beyond: A Developmental Network Exercise
    Murphy, W., Kram, K. Why all of us—teachers & students—need Strategic Relationships at Work and Beyond: A Developmental Network Exercise Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference 2014, Nashville, TN (2014)
  • Mompreneurs: Identity and Career When Working Without Boundaries
    Greenberg, D., Murphy, W. Mompreneurs: Identity and Career When Working Without Boundaries Work and Family Researchers Network Conference: Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy, New York, NY (2014)
  • The Flipped Case: Using the Flipped Classroom Method to Expand Case Pedagogy
    Greenberg, D., Murphy, W., Iyer, B. The Flipped Case: Using the Flipped Classroom Method to Expand Case Pedagogy Teaching and Learning Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL (2013)
  • GVV in Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship
    Hunt, J., Greenberg, D., Murphy, W., Schlesinger, P. GVV in Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship Giving Voice to Values Faculty Convening, Wellesley, MA (2013)

  • Murphy, W. Reverse Mentoring: A strategic approach to knowledge sharing, University of Kentucky Institute for Workplace Innovation, Louisville, KY (2012)

  • Murphy, W. Mentoring in the Information Age for Career-Life Success, Boston College Center for Work-Family, Boston, MA (2012)
  • The yin and yang of mentoring: Exploring the continuum of mentoring relationships and experiences
    Murphy, W., Dobrow, S., Chandler, D. The yin and yang of mentoring: Exploring the continuum of mentoring relationships and experiences , Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Cross Cultural mentoring: Towards conceptual clarity and understanding of international
    Murphy, W., Chandler, D. Cross Cultural mentoring: Towards conceptual clarity and understanding of international 2010 Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • From e-mentoring to blended monitoring: Increasing students' developmental initiation and mentors' satisfaction
    Murphy, W. From e-mentoring to blended monitoring: Increasing students' developmental initiation and mentors' satisfaction 2010 Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • E-mentoring in the classroom: Enhancing career planning and developmental initiation
    Murphy, W., Johnson, S. E-mentoring in the classroom: Enhancing career planning and developmental initiation 2010 Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA (2010)
  • Linking personality and career outcomes through the boundaryless mindset: A mediated relationship
    Murphy, W., Briscoe , J. Linking personality and career outcomes through the boundaryless mindset: A mediated relationship 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Mentoring frontiers: forging new connections to emotions, networks, and institutional logics
    Murphy, W., Obadaru, O., Halgin, D. Mentoring frontiers: forging new connections to emotions, networks, and institutional logics Exploring multiplexity in careers , Chicago, IL (2009)
  • From mentoring to developmental networks: The new, old, and perennial questions we ask
    Murphy, W., Chandler , D. From mentoring to developmental networks: The new, old, and perennial questions we ask 2008 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2008)
  • OB in the "real world:" Multiple approaches for integrating current events into your classroom
    Murphy, W., Volpe, E., Dufrense , R. OB in the "real world:" Multiple approaches for integrating current events into your classroom 2008 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Boston, MA (2008)
  • Understanding developmental networks: What patterns of support matter for career success?
    Murphy, W., Kram , K. Understanding developmental networks: What patterns of support matter for career success? 2008 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Anaheim, CA (2008)

Service

  • Co-Director, FME Faculty
    (current)
  • Undergraduate Academic Policy Committee
    (2018)
  • Undergraduate Dean Search Committee
    (2016)
  • Faculty Search Committee
    (2015)