Debra L. Shapiro
Clarice Smith Professor of Management & Organization
Debra L. Shapiro (Ph.D. Northwestern U) is the Clarice Smith Professor at the U of Maryland (UMD), formerly the Willard Graham Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was 1986-2003. Debra has led UNC’s and MD’s business schools’ PhD Programs (as Associate Dean at UNC from 1998-2001 and UMD from 2008-2011). Debra’s leadership also includes her being: Division Chair of The Academy’sConflict Management Division, Representative-at-Large on the Academy’s Board of Governors and Chair of the Academy’s Division/Interest Group Review Committee, AMJ Associate Editor, AMR guest co-editor, and member of the HR Division’s Scholar Achievement Award Committee, the OB Division’sCummings Scholarly Achievement Award Committee and Social Events Taskforce, and many Academy-wide Committees (e.g., AMR Best Paper Award, Career Achievement Awards, Terry Book Award, Newman Dissertation Award). Debra studies strategies (negotiating, mediating, dispute-resolving) for facilitating fairness, positive work-related behaviors, and win-win agreements, especially in challenging situations (e.g., when employees resist change, perceive injustice, or have differing cultural values). Debra’s work has won “Best Paper Awards” five times and is in ASQ, AMJ, AMR, AME, OBHDP, JAP, JPSP, JESP, JOB, Communication Research, several Handbooks (spanning negotiation, culture, and justice) and the OB Division’s inaugural podcast series among other outlets. Debra is a four-time recipient of Best Paper Awards from the AOM's Conflict Management Division (in 1991, 1992, 1996, and 2007) and the 1999 recipient of the Best Empirical Paper Award from the International Association for Conflict Management. Debra has also published two books—“Managing Multinational Teams: Global Perspectives” (co-edited with Mary Ann Von Glinow and Joe Cheng, published by Elsevier in 2005) and a forthcoming SIOP’s 2012 Frontier Series (co-edited with Barry Goldman and published by The Psychology Press/Routledge), “The Psychology of Negotiation in the 21st Century Workplace: New Challenges and New Solutions.” Debra received UNC’s 1997 PhD Teaching Award and UMD’s 2007 Krowe Teaching Award and is a Fellow of The Academy of Management, Society of Organizational Behavior, and the Ethics Resource Center. Citations of Debra’s body of work, as of January 2011, exceeded 5,000 citation-counts on Google Scholar and was nearly 2,000 in the Web of Science. In her free time Debra enjoys sports, arts, philanthropic activities, and playing “mediator” to family members who support opposing sports teams.
Primary Research Areas
- Managing conflict in organizations and teams
- Managing perceptions of organizational injustice
- Cross-functional or international-diversity
- Negotiations and third-party interventions, impression-managing strategies
2014 Shapiro, D.L. Why Culturally-diverse Teams Need to Understand Virtuality-effects and why Virtual Teams Need to Understand Diversity-effects.Presentation to occur at the annual meeting of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (Beijing China, June 18th).
2014 Shapiro, D.L. Are perceptions of “abusive supervision” social contextually-influenced?: An empirical test.Presentation to occur at the U of Houston (Houston, TX March 21st).
2013 Shapiro, D.L. Are perceptions of “abusive supervision” social contextually-influenced?: An empirical test.Presentation at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Evanston, IL, October 18th).
2013 Shapiro, D.L. Managing relational conflict in teams: How? Presentation at Colorado University-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business (Boulder, CO, May 21st).
2011 Shapiro, D.L. When leaders transgress: Are they punitively evaluated? Presented at the biannual meeting of the Ethics Resource Center, Arlington, VA.
2010 Shapiro, D.L. Doing ‘justice’ to the study of organizational justice. Keynote opening speaker for the International Justice Roundtable Conference at the University of Central Florida, November.
2009 Shapiro, D.L. When are leaders punitively judged?: An empirical test. Presented to the management faculty at Syracuse University.
2004 Kirkman, B.L. & Shapiro, D.L. The impact of cultural values on job satisfaction and organizational commitment in self-managing work teams: The mediating role of employee resistance.Academy of Management Journal, 44(3): 557-569.
Honors and Awards
Associate Editor, The Academy of Management Journal (2005-2007)
Named the Clarice Smith Professor of Management, University of Maryland, January 2006
Elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management as a Representative-at-Large. April 200
Fellow, Academy of Management (2009
Fellow, Society of Organizational Behavior (2003
Fellow, Ethics Resource Center (2003
Named the Willard J. Graham Distinguished Professor of Management, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. December 2000
Recipient of the Best Empirical Paper Award from the International Association of Conflict Management. 1999
Recipient of the Best Paper Award from the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. 1991, 1992, 1996, 2007
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Sara Lee, IBM, Allstate, and others, on issues regarding managing change, conflict/resistance, and team-issues