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Dr Linda Murphy



Management & Marketing
University College Cork
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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 has completed the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning. Under the guidance of Professor Matti Koiranen, she registered with Jyväskylä for her doctoral studies in August, 2008. She partook in the double doctorate programme between Jyväskylä University and Hasselt University. She was granted sabbatical leave from University College Cork for six months in 2011 and went to Hasselt to progress her doctoral studies under Professor Frank Lambrechts. She was awarded a double doctorate degree from Jyvaskyla University and Hasselt University in January, 2014. 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 BComm degree.


  • Spanish
  • English
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Other Activities

  • 03/05/2019 - Irish Academy of Management
  • 05/11/2018 - EIASM 15th Workshop on Corporate Governance
  • 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. Details


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.
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