Maurice J. Murphy is a strategy PhD student in the Management and Organization Department of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He has a BA from Columbia University, an MA in teaching from the School for International Training, and an MA in management from Durham University Business School. Maurice's research interests are in the areas of corporate political strategy, social movements, stakeholder management, CSR, multinational strategy in emerging markets, and the Gulf Cooperation Council political economy. He has published in the Journal of Business Ethics and Business & Society.
Sajeev Nair is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in Marketing Strategy. His research interests include new product management, channels of distribution, pricing, and digital marketing. Prior to entering the program, Sajeev worked for PepsiCo and Bharti Airtel in various sales and marketing roles.
David Newman is a Ph.D. student in Management and Organization. He earned his B.A. in psychology from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His research interests include moral foundations theory, business ethics, the morality of technology, the pursuit of meaning, and the psychology of property and ownership. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, David worked for EthicalSystems.org, a non-profit collaboration of researchers dedicated to the advancement of a systems approach to better business practices.
Merrick Osborne is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business. He received his B.A. in psychology, and earned minors in Business Administration and Spanish for the Professions from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before he came to USC, he served as a research assistant at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Currently, Merrick is studying the impact of empowering lower power employees in power hierarchies. Additionally, he is interested in using computational methods to analyze text-based data.