Kevin Murphy

Professor

 
researcher

Biography

Kevin Murphy holds the Kemmy Chair of Work and Employment Studies at the University of Limerick.  Professor Murphy earned his PhD in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1979, and has served on the faculties of Rice University, New York University, Pennsylvania State University and Colorado State University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Society, and the recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s 2004 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.  He is the author of over one hundred and eighty articles and book chapters, and author or editor of eleven books, in areas ranging from psychometrics and statistical analysis to individual differences, performance assessment, gender, and honesty in the workplace. 
He has served as President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Editor of Journal of Applied Psychology (1991-2002) and as Editor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, and is a member of numerous editorial boards. Throughout his career, Dr. Murphy has worked to advance both research and the application of that research to solve practical problems in organizations.   For example, he served as both a member and the Chair of the Department of Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing, and has also served on five National Academy of Sciences committees, all of which dealt with problems in the workplace.  He has carried out a number of research projects with military and national security organizations, dealing with problems ranging from training to applying research on motivation to problems of nuclear deterrence.
For the past five years, Dr. Murphy has served as a consultant engaged to help organizations, individuals and the courts to understand a wide range of technical issues that arise when organizations are accused to discrimination in employment, He has served as an expert witness in over 35 cases involving age, race and sex discrimination, and has served as a consultant to private and public-sector organizations.

Research Interests

 Personnel selection, performance appraisal, human resource management, research methods

Books

  Year Publication
2018 Performance Appraisal and Management.
Murphy, K., Cleveland, J. & Hansom, M. (2018) Performance Appraisal and Management. Beverly Hills,CA: Sage. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2004 'Human Resource Management in International Enterprises: Evidence on the Subsidiaries of American Multinationals in Europe'
Morley, M; Heraty, N; Gunnigle, P; Cleveland, J; Murphy, K (2004) 'Human Resource Management in International Enterprises: Evidence on the Subsidiaries of American Multinationals in Europe' In: Success in Human Resource Management: Global and Local Perspectives. Wroclaw: Academy Press. [Details]
2017 'Power Analysis'
Murphy, K.R. (2017) 'Power Analysis' In: Quantitative methods in the social and behavioral sciences: A guide for researchers and reviewers. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [Details]
2017 'Discrimination in employment settings'
Murphy, K.R (2017) 'Discrimination in employment settings' In: Oxford Handbook of Discrimination. New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2017 'Performance Management'
McDonnell, A., Gunnigle, P. & Murphy, K.R. (2017) 'Performance Management' In: Human Resource Management: A Critical Approach. New York: Abington. [Details]
2017 'When and why do different indices lead to different conclusions about adverse impact?'
Murphy, K.R & Jacobs, R.R (2017) 'When and why do different indices lead to different conclusions about adverse impact?' In: Adverse Impact Analysis: Understanding Data, Statistics and Risk. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2017 'Who defines performance, contribution and value'
Cleveland, J.N., Murphy, K.R. & Colella, A. (2017) 'Who defines performance, contribution and value' In: .), Handbook of Employee Selection, Revised Edition. New York: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2000 'U.S. Multinationals and Human Resource Management: Evidence on HR Practices in European SubsidiarieS'
Cleveland, J; Gunnigle, P; Heraty, N; Morley, M; Murphy, K (2000) 'U.S. Multinationals and Human Resource Management: Evidence on HR Practices in European SubsidiarieS'. Irish Business And Administrative Research, 21 (1):10-29 [Details]
2000 'Human Resource Management Practices of U.S.-Owned Multinational Corporations in Europe: Accommodation or Imposition'
Cleveland, JN; Gunnigle, P; Heraty, N; Morley, M; Murphy, K (2000) 'Human Resource Management Practices of U.S.-Owned Multinational Corporations in Europe: Accommodation or Imposition'. IRISH BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATIVE RESEARCH, 21 (1):9-27 [Details]
2000 'U.S. Multinationals and Human Resource Management: Evidence on HR Practices in European Subsidiaries'
Cleveland, J; Gunnigle, P; Heraty, N; Morley, M; Murphy, K (2000) 'U.S. Multinationals and Human Resource Management: Evidence on HR Practices in European Subsidiaries'. JOURNAL OF IRISH BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATIVE RESEARCH, 21 (1):10-29 [Details]
2002 'Localization in Human Resource Management: Comparing American and European Multinational Corporations'
Gunnigle, P; Murphy, K; Cleveland, J; Heraty, N; Morley, M (2002) 'Localization in Human Resource Management: Comparing American and European Multinational Corporations'. ADVANCES IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, 14 (*):259-284 [Details]
2017 'How Badly Can Cherry Picking and Question Trolling Produce Bias in Published Results?'
Murphy, K & Aguinis, H (2017) 'How Badly Can Cherry Picking and Question Trolling Produce Bias in Published Results?'. Journal Of Business And Psychology, [Details]
2017 'Mend It or End It: Redirecting the Search for Interactions in the Organizational Sciences'
Murphy, K.R. & Russell, C.J. (2017) 'Mend It or End It: Redirecting the Search for Interactions in the Organizational Sciences'. Organizational Research Methods, [Details]
2017 'Reflections on the Journal of Applied Psychology for 1997-2002'
Murphy, K.R (2017) 'Reflections on the Journal of Applied Psychology for 1997-2002'. Journal Of Applied Psychology, [Details]
2017 'Performance Appraisal and Performance Management: 100 Years of Progress?'
DeNisi, A. & Murphy, K.R. (2017) 'Performance Appraisal and Performance Management: 100 Years of Progress?'. Journal Of Applied Psychology, [Details]
2017 'What inferences can and cannot be made on the basis of a meta-analysis?'
Murphy, K.R. (2017) 'What inferences can and cannot be made on the basis of a meta-analysis?'. Human Resource Management Review, 27 :193-200 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'The legal context of the management of human resources'
Murphy, K.R. (2017) 'The legal context of the management of human resources' Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, . [Details]
2017 'What can we learn from “Not much more than g”?'
Murphy, K.R. (2017) 'What can we learn from “Not much more than g”?' Journal of Intelligence, . [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
1999 15th Annual Conference
Gunnigle, P., Cleveland, J.N., Heraty, N., Morley, M., Murphy, K.R. (1999) Human Resource Management Practices of Multinational Corporations in Europe: Accommodation or Imposition . In: * eds. 15th Annual Conference , 14-APR-99 - 16-APR-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 2nd Irish Academy of Management Conference
Cleveland, J., Gunnigle, P., Heraty, N., Morley, M. & Murphy, K (1999) Human Resource Management Practices of US Owned Multinational Corporations in Europe: Accommodation or Imposition . In: * eds. 2nd Irish Academy of Management Conference , 10-SEP-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 16th Annual Conference
Murphy, K., Macey, W., VonGlinow, M., Mayrhofer, W., Morley, M. & Gunnigle, P (2001) What can we learn from large scale surveys . In: * eds. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 16th Annual Conference , 27-APR-01 - 29-APR-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 Irish Academy of Management
Morley,M.,Murphy, K.,Heraty, N.,Gunnigle, P., Collings, D. & Cleveland, C. (2005) Multinationals and Preferred Human Resource Management Styles: Evidence on the HRM Practices and Postures of American, Japanese and European Multinational Subsidiaries Operating in Europe . In: * eds. Irish Academy of Management , 08-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 8th Irish Academy of Management Conference, Creating, Managing, Practicing Knowledge
Morley, M., Murphy, K., Heraty, N., Gunnigle, P., Collings, D. & Cleveland, J. (2005) Multinationals and Preferred Human Resource Management Styles: Evidence on the HRM Practices and Postures of American, Japanese and European Multinational Subsidiaries Operating in Europe . In: * eds. 8th Irish Academy of Management Conference, Creating, Managing, Practicing Knowledge , 07-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05 , pp.70-97 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2012 International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management Conference,
Pearson, J. Hammond, M., Doherty, M. & Murphy, K. (2012) Working in banking during the financial crisis: Customers, Support and Wellbeing. [Chaired Session], International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management Conference, Limerick, Ireland , 26-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-12 [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2017 Doors to manual and crosscheck: doing business the Ryanair way.
Kevin Murphy (2017) Doors to manual and crosscheck: doing business the Ryanair way. Editorial [Details]
2017 Misbehavior in the Workplace: Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?.
Kevin Murphy (2017) Misbehavior in the Workplace: Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?. Editorial [Details]
2017 My boss is a psychopath: Why bad people get good jobs.
Kevin Murphy (2017) My boss is a psychopath: Why bad people get good jobs. Editorial [Details]
2018 When a corporation goes rogue.
Kevin Murphy (2018) When a corporation goes rogue. Editorial [Details]
2018 A mental test for a president.
Kevin Murphy (2018) A mental test for a president. Editorial [Details]
2018 Are you earning a fair day's pay for a fair day's work?.
Kevin Murphy (2018) Are you earning a fair day's pay for a fair day's work?. Editorial [Details]

Encyclopedia Entry

  Year Publication
2017 Integrity testing.
Murphy, K.R. (2017) Integrity testing. Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
2017 Graphology.
Murphy, K.R. (2017) Graphology. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
2017 Army Alpha/Army Beta.
Murphy, K.R. (2017) Army Alpha/Army Beta. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
Spring 2017 Personnel Psychology: Selection and Assessment PM6152