J. Peter Murmann

AGSM Fellow, Professor

School of Management - PhD in Management of Organisations with Distinction | Columbia University BA in Philosophy (Hons) | University of California at Berkeley


​​J. Peter Murmann is an expert on firm strategy and how to implement new strategies. He has written extensively about coevolution of firms, technology and institutions. Most recently is studying on what circumstances Chinese firms are able to create innovations that are new to the world.​

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About J. Peter

Johann Peter Murmann is Professor of Management at the AGSM - UNSW Business School. He was Visiting Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania during the academic years 2011/12 and 2012/13. Before joining the AGSM - UNSW Australia Business School in January 2006, he was on the faculty of Northwestern University¹s Kellogg School of Management (from 1997 to 2005). 

One key focus in his research has been the development of the synthetic dye industry from 1850 to current times. Most recently he investigated how Chinese firms became leaders in the dye industry. His book 'Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution of Firms, Technology and National Institutions¹ received the 2004 Joseph Schumpeter Prize and 2004 Stanley Reiter Best Paper Award at the Kellogg School of Management. Professor Murmann received a BA in Philosophy with honors from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters and PhD degree with distinction in Management of Organizations (1998) from Columbia University. 

​You can find a more detailed bio and other information related to teaching, research and consulting on his personal website:​ http://professor-murmann.net