Victor (Vic) Murray
PhD (Organizational Behavior)
Cornell University, 1965
MA (Industrial Relations)
University of Minnesota, 1956
University of Manitoba, 1953
Professional Information & Research Interests
Dr. Murray specializes in the study of voluntary sector organizations of all types with particular emphasis on the areas of board governance, strategic planning, inter-organizational collaboration and the assessment of organizational effectiveness. He is also an active consultant in these areas. He has developed and taught several courses at graduate, undergraduate and certificate levels on the management of nonprofit organizations at York University and the University of Victoria.
The effectiveness of boards of directors in nonprofit organizations
Evaluation of nonprofit organizations
Strategic planning for nonprofit organizations
"The role and impact of chairs of nonprofit boards" (with Yvonne D. Harrison and Chris Cornforth) in Nonprofit Governance: Innovative Perspectives and Approaches, Chris Cornforth and William A. Brown, eds. (London: Routledge, 2013).
"Perceptions of Board Chair Leadership Effectiveness in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Organizations" (with Yvonne Harrison and Chris Cornforth) in VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 24(3), 2013, pp. 688-712 (DOI 10.1007/s11266-012-9274-0).
The Management of Nonprofit and Charitable organizations in Canada, 2nd Edition, Editor and Contributor (Toronto: Lexis Nexis, 475pp, 2009).
"Collaboration between non-profit organizations in the provision of social services in Canada: Working together or falling apart?" (with Stephen P. Osborne) in The International Journal of Public Sector Management, 13(1), 2000, pp. 9-18.
Accountability and Effectiveness Evaluation in Nonprofit Organizations (with James Cutt) (London: Routledge, 2000).
ADMN 507 - Organizational Behavior
Interpersonal Skills for Leadership - for the UVic Faculty of Business
The Management of Change - for the UVic Faculty of Business
Memberships & Associations
Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (http://www.anser-ares.ca/)
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (http://www.arnova.org)
Management Assistance Program, Volunteer Victoria