Dr. Pam Murphy, PhD

Dr. Murphy's research interests involve the social psychological aspects of reporting and auditing, particularly when economic and psychological forces are at odds. She is keenly interested in the psychological aspects of fraud and ethics. Her current work examines the fraud triangle and factors that help predict fraud. Her work is published in top accounting and business journals including: Accounting; Organizations and Society; Contemporary Accounting Research; and Journal of Business Ethics.

Dr. Pam Murphy, PhD
Associate Professor and E. Marie Shantz Fellow in Accounting

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In a world that increasingly values knowledge, you will have the skills and expertise to make a significant and lasting contribution.

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Building Your Academic Career

As a PhD student, you become a fully participating member of the dynamic Smith School of Business research community. Course work tailored to help you hone your research skills, the development of an impactful thesis, research opportunities with our world class faculty, research seminar series by visiting professors from around the world, the annual Doctoral Consortium designed for sharing research ideas in a collegial environment, support to attend top academic conferences, and teaching opportunities, are just a few examples of the activities that will help you develop into a successful researcher, teacher, colleague, and mentor.

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Areas of Specialization

As a Queen’s doctoral student, you will select from nine areas of specialization.

Highly Respected Faculty

The faculty at Smith School of Business is comprised of distinguished researchers, ensuring that your experience at Queen’s will be nothing short of exceptional. Our faculty not only publish in the world’s top peer reviewed journals, but also serve as editors, associate editors, and reviewers for these journals. Our faculty members, who have been recognized with international research awards, have earned great respect for the mentorship they provide our PhD students.

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World Class Research Facilities

As a PhD student, you will have access to world class research facilities that are housed in the new expansion of Goodes Hall. The PhD Student Computer Lab comes loaded with state-of-the-art software and access to world leading research databases. PhD students have access to our new Behavioural Lab which is designed to facilitate leading edge research on individual and group level business issues. PhD students also draw on the Research Subject Pool for surveys and experiments. All PhD students are allocated office space from which to work.


Smith School of Business has been accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the world’s largest business school accreditation body.


Smith School of Business achieved unconditional EQUIS accreditation in 2006 and is a member of EFMD – the European Foundation for Management Development.