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Dr. Kevin Murphy

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

Publications

Books

2018

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

Book Chapters

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

2017

Performance Management
McDonnell, A., Gunnigle, P. & Murphy, K.R.
(2017) Performance Management
In Human Resource Management: A Critical Approach; New York : Abington

2017

Discrimination in employment settings
Murphy, K.R
(2017) Discrimination in employment settings
In Oxford Handbook of Discrimination.; New York : Oxford University Press

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 pp. 535-571

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 pp. 113-135

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 pp. 272-289

Peer Reviewed Journals

2018

The legal context of the management of human resources
Murphy, K.R.
(2018) The legal context of the management of human resources
In Annual Review Of Organizational Psychology And Organizational Behavior, Vol 5; pp. 157-182

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.
In Organizational Research Methods;

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?
In Journal Of Applied Psychology;

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
In Journal Of Applied Psychology;

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?
In Human Resource Management Review; pp. 193-200

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?
In Journal Of Business And Psychology;

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
In Advances In International Management; pp. 259-284

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
In Irish Business And Administrative Research; pp. 9-27

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
In Irish Business And Administrative Research; pp. 10-29

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
In Journal Of Irish Business And Administrative Research; pp. 10-29

Conference Publications

2005

Irish Academy of Management
Morley,M.,Murphy, K.,Heraty, N.,Gunnigle, P., Collings, D. & Cleveland, C.
(2005) Irish Academy of Management
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

8th Irish Academy of Management Conference, "Creating, Managing, Practicing Knowledge".
Morley, M., Murphy, K., Heraty, N., Gunnigle, P., Collings, D. & Cleveland, J.
(2005) 8th Irish Academy of Management Conference, "Creating, Managing, Practicing Knowledge".
*(Ed.) pp. 70-97

2001

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 16th Annual Conference
Murphy, K., Macey, W., VonGlinow, M., Mayrhofer, W., Morley, M. & Gunnigle, P
(2001) Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 16th Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1999

15th Annual Conference
Gunnigle, P., Cleveland, J.N., Heraty, N., Morley, M., Murphy, K.R.
(1999) 15th Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1999

2nd Irish Academy of Management Conference
Cleveland, J., Gunnigle, P., Heraty, N., Morley, M. & Murphy, K
(1999) 2nd Irish Academy of Management Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Conference Contributions

2012

International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management Conference
Pearson, J. Hammond, M., Doherty, M. & Murphy, K.
(2012) International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management Conference
Limerick, Ireland

Other Publications

2018

When a corporation goes rogue
Kevin Murphy
(2018) When a corporation goes rogue
In RTE Brainstrom;

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?
In RTE Brainstorm;

2018

A mental test for a president.
Kevin Murphy
(2018) A mental test for a president.
In RTE Brainstorm;

2017

Army Alpha/Army Beta
Murphy, K.R.
(2017) Army Alpha/Army Beta
In Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, ;

2017

Misbehavior in the Workplace: Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?
Kevin Murphy
(2017) Misbehavior in the Workplace: Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?
In RTE Brainstorm;

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'?

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2017

Graphology
Murphy, K.R.
(2017) Graphology
In Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology;

2017

Doors to manual and crosscheck: doing business the Ryanair way
Kevin Murphy
(2017) Doors to manual and crosscheck: doing business the Ryanair way
In RTE Brainstorm;

2017

Integrity testing
Murphy, K.R.
(2017) Integrity testing
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology :

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
In RTE Brainstorm;