Dr Linda Murphy



Management & Marketing
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Linda Murphy (MSc, PhD) began her career in her own family business in Cork at a young age. A graduate of University College Cork, she has a BA in European Studies and an MSc (Commerce) from the National University of Ireland. After managing her own family business for a number of years, she joined University College Cork as a lecturer in Management in 2008, where she teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She was awarded a double doctorate degree from Jyvaskyla University and Hasselt University in January, 2014. Her research interests include business continuity, socioemotional wealth and careers in family business. She has published in a number of leading journals including Family Business Review and the Journal of Family Business Startegy.  She currently teaches on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate level management modules at University College Cork, including her own specialism, Family Business Management. She is co-director of the MSc Management and Marketing.


  • Spanish
  • English
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Grants and Honours

  • 02/03/2021 - Best Paper Award Family Business Review 2020, University College Cork
  • 09/01/2005 - Postgraduate Scholarship, University College Cork
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Other Activities

  • 05/11/2018 - EIASM 15th Workshop on Corporate Governance
  • 03/09/2018 - Irish Academy of Management
  • 31/08/2016 - Irish Academy of Management
  • 01/06/2016 - European Academy of Management Conference
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Research Domains

  • Family Capital  
  • SME Management
  • Socioemotional wealth 
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Journal article

Year Publication
2017 MURPHY, L., MCCARTHY, O., CARROLL, B. (2017). No heir apparent? Exploring the workers' co-operative model as a solution to the continuity of family businesses. Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5947/jeod.2017.008. Details
2019 MURPHY, L., HUYBRECHTS, J., LAMBRECHTS, F. (2019). The Origins and Development of Socioemotional Wealth Within Next-Generation Family Members: An Interpretive Grounded Theory Study. Family Business Review, 32 (4), 396-424. doi:10.1177/0894486519890775. Details

Online resource

Year Publication
2022 MURPHY, L. (2022). Stuck in the middle with you. Succession planning, multigenerational involvement and crisis management at Cluck Foods Ltd., Cork, Ireland.


Year Publication
2020 MCCARTHY, O., MURPHY, L. (2020). 'Exploring Succession and Resistance to Non-Family Succession in Family Business in Ireland: Opportunities for and Barriers to the Workers’ Co-operative Model. Published conference proceedings. International Family Enterprise Research Academy.
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