faculty-profile

Dr. Ann Murphy

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE ENTERPRISE; ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Building: Babbio Center
Room: 410
Phone: 201.216.5056
Fax: 201.216.5385
Email: ann.murphy@stevens.edu
School:  Howe School of Technology Management
Education
  • Ph.D. (2000) University of Georgia (Strategic Management)
  • MBA (1996) University of Georgia
  • B.S. (1991) Villanova University
  • CPA, Formerly Licensed in the State of New York
Research
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Decision Making at the CEO, Top Management Team, and Board of Director Levels
  • Teamwork and Team Effectiveness
General Information

Dr. Ann Murphy is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and an Associate Professor of Management at the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and a M.B.A. from University of Georgia and is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

As Associate Dean, Dr. Murphy oversees the undergraduate business programs in the Howe School, including the Business and Technology (B&T) and Quantitative Finance (QF) programs.  

 

Dr. Murphy conducts research in strategic decision making, and in particular on the dynamics and potential of top executives, boards of directors and high-tech project teams.  Her work has been published in a number of prestigious outlets including the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Executive, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Conflict Management, and Strategic Organization.  She has received numerous awards for her research, including Bright Idea awards from the state of NJ (2008 and 2006), a Best Paper Finalist for the Academy of Management Executive (2004), an Honorable Mention Best Paper Award from the Strategic Management Society (2002), a Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management (2001), and the Best Overall Paper Award (1998) and Best Paper (Strategy Division) Award (2000, 1998) from the Southern Management Association.  Dr. Murphy was also awarded the Women’s International Science Collaboration Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Women in Science and the National Science Foundation, and the Comer Research Award from the University of Georgia. 

 

Dr. Murphy teaches in the area of Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior.  She has taught in a variety of settings, including undergraduate, graduate, executive and doctoral levels.   Dr. Murphy has been recognized for outstanding teaching, with the Harvey N. Davis award from Stevens Institute of Technology and Irwin Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Georgia.

 

Dr. Murphy serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several journals including the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, Organization Science, Corporate Governance International Review, and the Journal of Management Studies. Prior to joining Stevens, Murphy worked as an auditor and consultant for Coopers & Lybrand (predecessor of Price Waterhouse Coopers) and Arthur Andersen.  She has been a freelance consultant to many large companies including AT&T, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and various mid and small-sized firms that are both for profit and non-profit. Murphy's speciality is helping firms develop and execute strategic plans that create and sustain competitive advantages.

 

Consulting Service
Dr. Murphy has served as a consultant to several firms ranging from large Fortune 500 to start-up organizations in both for-profit and non-profit settings.  Her work is mainly focused on guiding organizations in long-term strategic planning efforts.    
Honors & Awards
  • 2008 Bright Idea Award co-sponsored by The New Jersey Policy Research Organization Foundation (NJPRO), New Jersey Business magazine, and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University.
  • 2006 Bright Idea Award co-sponsored by The New Jersey Policy Research Organization Foundation (NJPRO), New Jersey Business magazine, and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University.
  • 2004 Best Paper Finalist Award for the Academy of Management Executive.  Awarded by the Academy of Management Association at the 2004 Annual Conference.
  • 2002 Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award.  Strategic Management Society Conference, Paris (3 papers out of about 600 papers submitted received award).
  • 2001 Best Paper, Business Policy/Strategy Division. Academy of Management Conference, Washington, D.C.  (represents about 4% of papers submitted)
  • 2000 Best Paper, Strategy Division.  Southern Management Association (SMA) Conference, Orlando. (only 1 paper out of all papers submitted to the strategy division (about 100) receive this award)
  • 1998 Best Overall Paper, SMA Conference, New Orleans.  (only 1 paper out of all papers submitted to the conference (about 500) receive this award)
  • 1999 Best Paper, Strategy Division, SMA Conference, New Orleans, 1998 only 1 paper out of all papers submitted to the strategy division (about 100) receive this award)
  • 1998/1999 Research Fellow of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute (currently affiliated with Yale University and formerly affiliated with Emory University).
  • 1997-1999 Three-time recipient of $10K Comer Research Award for Doctoral Work, Department of Management, University of Georgia.
  • 1996 First Place, Technology Invention Competition, Sponsored by Inventor’s Club of America.
  • 1996 Second Place, Southeast Regional Business Plan Competition.
Professional Societies
  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society
  • North American Case Research Association
  • Society for Case Research
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. Holahan, P., Mooney, A.C. & Paul, L.. (2010). "An Examination of the Effects of Geographic Dispersion and Team Tenure on the Relationship between Task and Relationship Conflict.", Current Topics in Management, Conditionally accepted. 15.
  2. Mooney, A.C. & Dool, R.. (2010). "The iconic brand faces unprecedented competition. ", Forthcoming at the Case Research Journal.
  3. Mooney, A.C., Mahoney, M. & Wixom, B.. (2008). "Strategic technology projects: Getting the top management support.", Projects & Profits, 60: 21-25.
  4. Amason, A.C. & Mooney, A.C.. (2008). "Icarusí paradox revisited: An examination of the relationship between past performance and strategic decision making.", Strategic Organization, 6 (4), 407-434.
  5. Mooney, A.C.. (2008). "Nordstrom in 2003: Embarking on its second century of business.", Business Case Journal, 15 (2), 60-73.
  6. Mooney, A.C.. (2007). "Core competence, distinctive competence, and competitive advantage: What is the difference?", Journal of Education for Business, 83 (2), 110-115.
  7. Mooney, A. C., Holahan, P. J., & Amason, A. C.. (2007). "Donít Take it Personally: Exploring Cognitive Conflict as a Mediator of Affective Conflict.", Journal of Management Studies, 44 (5), 733-758.
  8. Hambrick, D.C., Finkelstein, A.C. & Mooney, A.C.. (2005). "Executives sometimes lose it, just like the rest of us.", Academy of Management Review, 30 (3), 503-508.
  9. Hambrick, D.C., Finkelstein, A.C. & Mooney, A.C.. (2005). "Executive job demands: New insights for explaining strategic decisions and leader behaviors.", Academy of Management Review, 30: 472-491.
  10. Finkelstein, S. & Mooney, A.C.. (2003). "Not the usual suspects: How to use board process to make boards better.", Academy of Management Executive, (One of 3 Finalists for the AME Annual Best Paper Award). 17: 101-113.
  11. Mooney, A.C.. (2002). "9/11 Montage: Professors Remember", Compiled by Fukami, C., Academy of Management Learning and Education, (Major Contributor). 14-37.
  12. Amason, A.C. & Mooney, A.C.. (1999). "The effects of past performance on top management team conflict in strategic decision making.", International Journal of Conflict Management, 10: 340-359.
Conference Proceedings
  1. Amason, A.C. & Mooney, A.C.. (2008). "A look inside the paradox of organizational performance: Studying the effects of financial condition on strategic decision making.", Southern Management Association Conference (Nashville) Proceedings.
  2. Holahan, P., Mooney, A.C. & Paul, L.. (2008). "An Examination of the Effects of Geographic Dispersion and Team Tenure on the Relationship between Task and Relationship Conflict.", Southern Management Association Conference (Ashville, NC) Proceedings.
  3. Holahan, P. & Mooney, A.C.. (2003). "Understanding antecedents to conflict in project teams: An examination of organizational, task and team-level determinants.", PICMET Conference (Portland, Or) Proceedings.
  4. Mooney, A.C. & Sonnenfeld, J.. (2001). "Exploring antecedents to conflict during strategic decision making: The importance of behavioral integration. ", Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (only about 4% of papers submitted are selected for the proceedings).
  5. Gerard, J.G., Mooney, A.C., & Amason, A.C.. (2000). "Examining the effects of organizational slack on the framing of strategic issues.", Southern Management Association Conference (Orlando) Proceedings.
  6. Amason, A.C. & Mooney, A.C.. (1998). "Examining managerial perceptions of slack resources. ", Southern Management Association Conference (New Orleans) Proceedings.
  7. Amason, A.C. & Mooney, A.C.. (1998). "Organization slack and strategic decision making.", Southern Management Association Conference (New Orleans) Proceedings .
  8. Mooney, A.C.. (1997). "Core competence, distinctive competence and competitive advantage: What is the difference? ", Southern Management Association Conference (Atlanta) Proceedings.
Courses
  • MGT 680 Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • MGT 801 Special Problems in Mangement (PhD)
  • MGT 699 Strategic Management
  • MGT 689 Organizational Behavior and Design