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Darla Moore School of Business


Michael Murphree

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of 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' Department of International Business in 2014. He teaches Globalization and International Business (IBUS 310) and Comparative Innovation Systems (IBUS 429). He taught Political Economy of Innovation in China and Introduction to International Political Economy as a Ph.D. candidate.

He has conducted field research in China since 2007 and speaks fluent Mandarin. Professor Murphree has published six peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as a book, a chapter in an edited volume and numerous commissioned reports for groups including the Global Commission on Internet Governance and the U.S. National Academies. His book (co-authored with Dan Breznitz), The Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China, was published in 2011 and 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.


Professor Murphree’s primary research interests include globalization, innovation in emerging economies, technology standards and market formation, and intellectual property rights. His research considers China in comparative perspective with other emerging economies and the developed West, particularly Europe. 

His other research interests are globalization, state-firm relations, innovation, technology standards and market formation, and intellectual property rights, especially in China and East Asia.


  • 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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