Michael Murphree is an assistant professor of international business in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Michael’s primary research interests include globalization, industrialization and economic upgrading, innovation in emerging economies, technology standards and intellectual property rights. His research considers China in a comparative perspective with other emerging economies and the developed West. He has four years of field research experience in China and speaks fluent Mandarin. 

Michael’s work has been published in the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Technology Transfer, Research Policy and Cardozo Law Review De Novo, as well as in a book, a chapter and numerous commissioned reports. His first book, co-authored with Dan Breznitz, entitled The Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China, won the 2012 British International Studies Association Susan Strange Book Prize as the year’s best book in international studies.

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