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 Murphys 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 protg.

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
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2018

    • MOB 6111 CREATING YOU:BUILDING YOUR PROF LIFE
    • FME 1001 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
  • Degree Courses 2017

    • MOB 6110 CREATING YOU:BLDG PROFESSIONAL LIFE
    • FME 1000 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
    • MOB 6111 CREATING YOU:BUILDING YOUR PROF LIFE
    • FME 1001 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS

Publications

Book Chapter

  • de Janasz, S., Murphy, W.C., , . (in press). Real career development with Virtual Mentoring: Past, present, and future: Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior. Cambridge University Press. link
  • Murphy, W.C., Greenberg, D. (2018). Nonprofit board membership: Benefits for Women's Career and Leadership Development: 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: Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • de Janasz, S., Murphy, W.C. (in press). Real career development with Virtual Mentoring: Past, present, and future: Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior. Cambridge University Press.
  • Chandler, D.E., Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E., Higgins, M.C. (2016). Bridging formal and informal mentoring: A developmental network perspective: 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: Generational Differences in Work Values and Work Ethic: An International Perspective. Nova Science Publishers.
  • Murphy, W.C., Volpe, E.H. (2015). Enacting authentic careers: An identity and social networks approach: Searching for Authenticity, Volume 2 in Research in Careers. Vol: 2, Page: Chapter 5. Information Age Publishers. link
  • Murphy, W.C., Volpe, E.H. (2015). Encore careers: Exploring career exit and rebirth: Handbook of Gendered Careers in Management. Page: Chapter 26. Edward Elgar Publishing. link

Journal Article

  • Murphy, W.C. (2018). Good Mentors Help You Work Through Strong Emotions. Harvard Business Review. link
  • Chanland, D.E., Murphy, W.C. (2018). Propelling Diverse Leaders to the Top: A Developmental Network Approach. Human Resource Management. Wiley. link
  • Opie, T.R., Livingston, B., Greenberg, D., Murphy, W.C., , . (2018). Building Gender Inclusivity: Disentangling the Influence of Gender Demography on Classroom Participation. Higher Education. Springer Publications. link
  • Tosti-Kharas, J., Chandler, D.E., Murphy, W.C., Riza, S.D. (in press). Millennials careers: A critical review and future research agenda. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Murphy, W.C. (2016). How Women (and Men) Can Find a Role Model when None are Obvious. Harvard Business Review. link
  • Iyer, B.R., Murphy, W.C. (2016). The Benefits of Virtual Mentors. Harvard Business Review. Harvard Business Publishing. 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. Vol: 38, Issue: 4, Page: 512-537. Sage Publications, Inc..
  • Murphy, W.C. (2012). Reverse mentoring at work: Fostering cross-generational learning and developing millennial leaders. Human Resource Management. Vol: 51, Issue: 4, Page: 549-573. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • 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. Vol: 33, Issue: 5, Page: 662-689. Sage Publications, Inc..
  • 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. Vol: 80, Issue: 2, Page: 308-316. Academic Press.
  • Dobrow, S.R., Chandler, D.E., Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E. (2012). A Review of Developmental Networks: Incorporating a Mutuality Perspective. Journal of Management. Vol: 38, Issue: 1, Page: 210-242 . Sage Publications, Inc.. link
  • Murphy, W.C. (2011). From e-mentoring to blended monitoring: Increasing students' developmental initiation and mentors' satisfaction. Academy of Management Learning and Education. Vol: 10, Issue: 4, Page: 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. Vol: 26, Issue: 1, Page: 57-83.
  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E. (2010). Understanding non-work relationships in developmental networks. Career Development International. Vol: 15, Issue: 7, Page: 637-663.

Articles - Circular or newsletter (e.g., Babson Insight)

  • Murphy, W.C. (2018). Forget Networking: Create High Quality Connections: Babson Insights. link
  • Murphy, W.C. (2015). 7 Ways to be a Great Mentor for Women: The GlassHammer. theglasshammer.com. link
  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E. (2014). Taking an Entrepreneurial Approach to Relationships: Knowing Why, Knowing Where, Knowing How, Knowing Who: Babson Entrepreneurial Educator Newsletter. Babson College.
  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E. (2014). Take an Entrepreneurial Approach to Relationships: Reflect, Experiment, Learn, Educate: Babson Insight. Babson College.
  • Murphy, W.C. (2012). The new rules of mentoring : Babson Insight. Babson College.

Articles - Regular column in journal or newspaper

  • Greenberg, D., Murphy, W.C. (2017). Viewpoint: Women, nonprofits can take action to change the face of Boston's boards: Boston Business Journal. Boston Business Journal. link
  • Murphy, W.M., Kram, K.E. (2017). How can Leaders foster a Developmental Culture. HRM Asia.
  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K. (2014). How to Develop Talent through Relationships: Inside HR. link

Cases and Teaching Notes - Cases reviewed by Babson peers, with teaching notes, publicly available

  • Murphy, W.C., Kram, K.E. (2017). Building Your Developmental Network. The Case Centre & Harvard Business School Publishing. link

Research Reports

  • Greenberg, D., Murphy, . (2017). Women on Nonprofit Boards: A Qualitative Investigation: Modest Gains, Robust Benefits: The 2017 Census of Women Directors and Chief Executives of Massachusetts Largest Nonprofit Organizations. The Boston Club. link
  • Murphy, W.C., Iyer, B.R. (2015). Connecting at Work: Relationships that Facilitate Learning and Work Engagement. Final Grant Report submitted to SHRM Foundation. SHRM.

Conference Proceeding

  • Greenberg, D., Opie, T.R., Murphy, W.C. (in press). Creating a Warm Climate?: The Influence of Demography on Class Participation. Vol: 2016, Issue: 1, Page: 13952. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Book

  • 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. Page: 272. McGraw-Hill.
  • Murphy, W.C. (2014). Individual and Relational Dynamics of Ambition in Careers. Page: 272. Scholars' Press.

Presentations

  • Creating High Quality ConnectionsMurphy, W. Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Marlborough, MA (2018)
  • Mentoring WomenMurphy, W. Future Workforce in the Energy Sector workshop, Columbia University, NY (2018)
  • Leveraging Strategic Developmental Networks for Career AdvancementMurphy, W. The Boston Club, Cambridge, MA (2018)
  • Everyday NegotiationMurphy, W. Mass Health and Hospital Association annual conference, Framingham, MA (2018)
  • Generation Me or Generation We? A Critical Review and Research Agenda for Understanding Millennials CareersTosti-Kharas, J. Chanland, D. Murphy, W. Dobrow, S. Academy of Management , Chicago, IL (2018)
  • New to OB? Navigating the OB Division and AOMMurphy, W. Academy of Management , Chicago, IL (2018)
  • Psychological Foundations of Positive Work RelationshipsYip, J. VanRonk, S. Murphy, W. Academy of Management , Chicago, IL (2018)
  • Work that supports life and a life that works: Integrating identities of motherhood and entrepreneurshipGreenberg, D. Murphy, W. Hamilton Volpe, E. Work Family Research Network Conference, Washington DC (2018)
  • Mentoring Networks: Building Relationships for SuccessMurphy, W. American Society of Civil Engineers , Pittsburgh, PA (2018)
  • Do elite circles have a glass ceiling?: Womens access, entry and engagement in community elites. Greenberg, D. Murphy, W. Breaking Bias: Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations, Purdue University, IN (2018)
  • Building your Developmental Network & High Quality ConnectionsMurphy, W. Annual Executive Committee Meeting, Babson College (2018)
  • Mentoring: Building Your Developmental NetworkMurphy, W. Paul College of Business and Economics Homecoming, Durham, NH (2017)
  • The Often Overlooked but Invaluable Benefit of MentorshipMurphy, W. Employers Association of the Northeast (EANE) Conference, Sturbridge, MA (2017)
  • Passion and pursuit: Womens ascension to nonprofit leadershipGreenberg, D. Murphy, W. Boston University Organizational Behavior Seminar Series, Boston, MA (2017)
  • Propelling Women's Careers through Developmental NetworksMurphy, W. NSF Women Geotechnical Faculty Annual Conference, Washington D.C. (2017)
  • Strategic Relationships at WorkMurphy, W. Texas Library Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (2017)
  • Propelling Women's Careers: A Developmental Network ApproachMurphy, W. 4th Annual Women in Leadership Conference, Pensacola, FL (2017)
  • Developmental Networks: Learning from Mentors, Coaches, & PeersMurphy, W. 9th Annual Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2016)
  • Creating Your Informal Mentoring NetworkMurphy, W. Guest Speaker, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Identity Construction in NonProfit ContextsMurphy, W. Greenberg, D. Academy of Management, Annaheim, CA (2016)
  • Imagining Your Developmental NetworkMurphy, W. Academy of Management, Annaheim, CA (2016)
  • Creating a warm climate? The influence of demography on voice in the classroomGreenberg, D. Opie, T. Murphy, W. Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • Virtual Learning and RelationshipsMurphy, W. Sarma, S. McKinsey Values Day, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Propelling Your Career: Building your Developmental NetworkMurphy, W. Guest Speaker, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Bridging formal and informal mentoring: A developmental network perspectiveChandler, D. Murphy, W. Adult Higher Education Alliance Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (2016)
  • Creating your Circle of Mentors, Sponsors, and PeersMurphy, W. Healthcare Businesswomen Association, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Propelling Diverse Leaders to the Top: A Developmental Network ApproachMurphy, W. Chandler, D. International Business School Faculty Seminar, Brandeis University (2016)
  • Your Intentional NetworkMurphy, W. Advancing Women Executives quarterly meeting, Providence, RI (2015)
  • Creating Your CircleMurphy, W. Boston Club quarterly meeting, Boston, MA (2015)
  • Student Developmental NetworksMurphy, W. UMass Center for Evidence-based Mentoring mini-conference, UMass Boston (2015)
  • Developmental Networks: What Relationships DoMurphy, W. Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada (2015)
  • Strategic Relationships at Work and BeyondMurphy, W. Wellesley Chamber of Commerce, annual meeting, Wellesley, MA (2015)
  • Creating your Circle of Mentors, Sponsors, and PeersMurphy, W. Black Affinity Conference, Wellesley, MA (2015)
  • Developmental Relationships and the Transition to WorkMurphy, W. Strengthening Links between Formal and Informal Youth Mentoring,, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Career TransitionsMurphy, W. Wellesley College Alumni, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Mompreneurs: Work-life integration in a boundaryless worldGreenberg, D. Murphy, W. Volpe, E. Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • The intersection of faculty and student race and gender on class participation evaluationGreenberg, D. Opie, T. Murphy, W. 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. 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 studentsMurphy, W. Kram, K. Teaching & Learning Conference within the Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Why all of usteachers & studentsneed Strategic Relationships at Work and Beyond: A Developmental Network ExerciseMurphy, W. Kram, K. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference 2014, Nashville, TN (2014)
  • Mompreneurs: Identity and Career When Working Without BoundariesGreenberg, D. Murphy, W. 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 PedagogyGreenberg, D. Murphy, W. Iyer, B. Teaching and Learning Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL (2013)
  • GVV in Foundations of Management and EntrepreneurshipHunt, J. Greenberg, D. Murphy, W. Schlesinger, P. 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. , Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Cross Cultural mentoring: Towards conceptual clarity and understanding of international Murphy, W. Chandler, D. 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. 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. 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. 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Mentoring frontiers: forging new connections to emotions, networks, and institutional logics Murphy, W. Obadaru, O. Halgin, D. Exploring multiplexity in careers , Chicago, IL (2009)
  • From mentoring to developmental networks: The new, old, and perennial questions we ask Murphy, W. Chandler , D. 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. 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. 2008 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Anaheim, CA (2008)
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Professional Services

  • Committee ChairAcademy of Management/ Careers Division ()