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Wendy Murphy

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Management
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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-coordinator for 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 has served 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
  • A.B., Boston College

Academic Interests

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

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • MOB 6110: CREATING YOU:BLDG PROFESSIONAL LIFE
  • FME 1000: FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MOB 6110: CREATING YOU:BLDG PROFESSIONAL LIFE
  • FME 1000: FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
  • MOB 1010: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Publications

Journal Articles

  • 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.C. (2015, March 6) 7 Ways to be a Great Mentor for Women. The GlassHammer: theglasshammer.com. 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

Others

  • Murphy, W.C., Gibson, K.R., Kram, K.E. (in press). Advancing Women through Developmental Relationships. London: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Murphy, W.C., Chandler, D.E., Tosti-Kharas, J. (in press). Developing Millennial leaders: A careers approach. Commack, NY: Nova Science Publishers
  • Chandler, D.E., Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E., Higgins, M.C. (in press). Bridging formal and informal mentoring: A developmental network perspective. New York: Information Age Publishing
  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K. (2014). How to Develop Talent through Relationships link

Presentations

  • 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)