Dr. Elspeth Murray
Associate Dean, MBA & Masters Programs Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Dr. Elspeth Murray has served as the Associate Dean of the MBA and Masters Programs at Queen’s University since 2012, and has been a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Smith School of Business since 1996. Elspeth also holds the CIBC Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, and founded Smith’s Centre for Business Venturing. Prior to joining Smith, she worked in industry for 7 years for several firms including IBM, and Canadian Tire. As an integral part of her work in the strategy and new venture fields, Dr. Murray specializes in the management of change.
In 2002, she co-authored a best-selling book, Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days, Oxford University Press, with Dr. Peter Richardson. She has recently co-developed (with Dr. David Saunders) the Analytics Climate Assessment Tool (ACAT), which is used to assess an organization’s technological capacity, skill sets, and analytics culture. Current research is focused on best practices in leading and managing change to create an analytics culture. Dr. Murray teaches in many MBA and Executive Education programs, including at Cornell University, and consults widely with a diversity of firms, including BMW, Detour Gold, Wawanesa Insurance, VersaCold Logistics, and the Auditor General for Canada. She serves as a Director for several firms and is an advisor to several startups and CEOs. Dr. Murray received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and an MBA from Queen’s University. Her doctorate in Strategy and Management Information Systems was completed at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.