Michael Murphree



Geographical Expertise:

East Asia and the Pacific

Michael Murphree joined the Darla Moore School of Business International Business Department in 2014. He teaches Globalization and International Business and Comparative Innovation Systems. He has taught Political Economy of Innovation in China and Introduction to International Political Economy as a Ph.D. candidate.

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.

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 earned his Ph.D. (2014), M.S. (2006), and B.S. (2004) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.