Muralee Das, Ph.D.

Muralee Das is an Assistant Professor of Management and teaches the capstone Strategic Decision Making and the core Management of Contemporary Organization courses in the MBA program, as well as Human Resource Management, Sports Management and Sports Practicum (Consulting) courses in the BSBA program. He was co-leader of the project that resulted in the sports management major at the Maine Business School. In his past appointment at Australia’s Monash University he taught Corporations Law and Business Law.

Muralee’s teaching and research captures insights from his past corporate career as Assistant General Secretary (Assistant Chief Executive Officer) and Director of Human Resources & Services for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The AFC, part of Switzerland based FIFA, is one of the world’s largest sports governing organization overseeing 47 countries. Muralee also served on the Advisory Board of the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) Asia/Oceania division, and was a General Coordinator at the multi-sports Asian Games.

His research articles and case studies on sports gambling, fantasy sports regulation, artificial intelligence in sports, sports governance and corruption in global sports, and strategic management of basketball leagues have been published in The International Sports Law Journal, The Case Journal, UNLV Gaming Law Journal and The Case Research Journal. Three of his research studies on leadership of social entrepreneurs were accepted for presentation at the Academy of Management Conferences.

Muralee’s recent Executive Education work includes designing and implementing talent management workshops for the Silicon Valley health care technology firm Grand Rounds (now Included Health).

Muralee received his PhD in Management from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne in Australia where he was the Ian Kirk Social Entrepreneurship Fellow.  He earned a Masters in Commercial Law from University of Melbourne, MBA from University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a BBA from University of Iowa.  Muralee, an Australian national and U.S resident, was raised in South East Asia and has worked in the United States, Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Awards / Fellowship / Scholarship

  • Bangor Savings Bank/Lyndon Paul LoRusso Faculty Development Fund Award 2020, University of Maine
  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2019- Maine Business School, University of Maine
  • Graduate Faculty Mentor Award 2019- University of Maine
  • Ian Kirk Social Entrepreneurship Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Melbourne International Research Scholarship, University of Melbourne, Australia


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Das, M. and Myrden, S. (2022), ASEAN Basketball League: Game On or Game Over? The Case Research Journal.

Das, M. (2021) Fantasy sports and gambling regulation in the Asia-Pacific. International Sports Law Journal 21, 166–179 . 6,024 article accesses

Das, M. and Myrden, S. (2021) America’s Major League Soccer: Artificial Intelligence & the Quest to Become a World Class League. The Case Journal, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 202-225.

Das, M. and Myrden, S. (2020) Asian Football: How Corruption Disrupted Marketing Value in the Game’s Largest Fan Market. The Case Journal, Vol. 16 No. 5, pp. 585-614.

Das,M. (2018). International Regulation of Fantasy Sports: Comparative Analysis of United States, Australian and Asian Laws. University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) Gaming Law Journal, Vol. 8.  access metrics 1,756 article downloads

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Das, M., & Nair, M. (2004). Corporate Governance in the Global Soccer Industry: Externalities and Prospects. Corporate governance: an international perspective, 294. Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG)

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers/Proceedings/Caucuses

Das, M (2023). “Sports Betting Laws and Regulation in the Asia Pacific: a 21-country analysis” paper accepted for presentation at the upcoming 18th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking 23-25 May, 2023, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Das, M (2018). How do you score two goals with one attempt? Professional Sports Leadership for Financial and Social Returns,  Society for Interdisciplinary Business Research Conference, July 5-6, 2018 Osaka, Japan

Das, M. (2017). Corruption in Asian Football: Legal and Governance Responses to Increase Commercial Value of Football in Asia. North American Society for Sports Management Conference, Colorado, USA

Das, M., & Metz, I. (2015). What It Takes to Change the World? Talent Identification for Social Enterprises. Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2015, No. 1, p. 15987). Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.

Das, M. (2014). Leadership Behavior and Firm Social Performance. Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2014, No. 1, p. 14798). Academy of Management, Philadelphia, USA

Das, M. (2013). Leadership Behavior and Organizational Performance: Blended Value Returns-Financial & Social. Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2013, No. 1, p. 13374). Academy of Management. Florida, USA

Robinson J.A & Das, M. (2013). Antecedents of Social Entrepreneurial Actions Across Developing and Developed Economies. Academy of Management Conference, Florida, USA