Debra L. Shapiro Directory Page

Debra L. Shapiro

Debra L. Shapiro

Clarice Smith Professor of Management & Organization

Ph.D. Northwestern University


4520 Van Munching Hall

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. Dr. Shapiro has led UNC’s and MD’s business schools’ PhD Programs (as Associate Dean at UNC from 1998-2001 and as Assistant Dean at UMD from 2008-2011). Debra’s leadership also includes (among other things) her being: Division Chair of The Academy of Management’s (AOM’s) Conflict Management Division, Representative-at-Large on AOM’s Board of Governors, Associate Editor of The Academy of Management Journal, AOM Program Chair/Vice-President, AOM President, and executive committee member for the Society of Organizational Behavior. Dr. Shapiro studies interpersonal-level dynamics in organizations such as negotiating, mediating, dispute-resolving, and procedural justice-enhancing strategies that enhance integrative (win-win) agreements, organizational justice, ethical work behaviors, and more generally, positive work attitudes and their associated behaviors. Dr. Shapiro’s work has won “Best Paper Awards” six times (four times from the AOM's Conflict Management Division (in 1991, 1992, 1996, and 2007) and two times from the International Association for Conflict Management (in 1999 and 2013); and is in premier academic journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Communication Research, several Handbooks (spanning negotiation, culture, and justice) and the OB Division’s inaugural podcast series among other outlets. Dr. Shapiro 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 “The Psychology of Negotiation in the 21st Century Workplace: New Challenges and New Solutions” (co-edited with Barry Goldman and published by The Psychology Press/Routledge in 2012 as part of SIOP’s Frontier Series). Dr. Shapiro received UNC’s 1997 PhD Teaching Award and UMD’s 2008 Krowe Teaching Award and is a Fellow of The Academy of Management, Society of Organizational Behavior (for which she is currently an executive committee member), and the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (previously called the Ethics Resource Center). As of August 2021, Dr. Shapiro’s h-index is 60, and citation count on Google Scholar is nearly 22,000.

Selected Publications

Mesdaghinia, S., Eisenberger, R., Xueqi Wen, Z., Lewis, B., Qiu, F., & Shapiro, D.L. in press. How leaders drive followers' unethical behavior. Journal of Management.

Lu, S., Wang, L., Ni, D., Shapiro, D.L., & Zheng, X. in press. Mitigating the harms of abusive supercision on employee thriving: The buffering effects of employees' social-network centrality. Human Relations.

Farh, C.I., Liao, H., Shapiro, D.L., Shin, J., & Guan, O.Z.  2021. “Out of sight and out of mind? Networking strategies for enhancing inclusion in multinational organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(4): 582-598.

Leavitt, K., Qiu, F., & Shapiro, D.L. 2021. Using electronic confederates for experimental research in organizational science. Organizational Research Methods, 24: 3-25. (Note: An earlier version of this is in the 2019 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings).

Levi, A., Shapiro, D.L., Fried, Y., Markoczy, L., & Noghani, F. 2019. When everyone works harder for fewer rewards, is it fair? Implications of “organization-wide hardship” for managing and studying organizational fairness. Group & Organization Management, 44(2): 396-424.

Rupp, D.E., Shapiro, D.L., Skarlicki, D. P., & Folger, R. 2017. A critical analysis of the conceptualization and measurement of ‘organizational justice’: Is it time for reassessment? Academy of Management Annals, 11(2): 919-959.

Huang, L., Gibson, C.B., Kirkman, B.L., & Shapiro, D.L. 2017. Is traditionalism an asset or a liability for team-innovation? A two-study empirical examination. Journal of International Business Studies, 48(6): 693–715.

Shapiro, D.L. Hom, P., Shen, W., & Agarwal, R. 2016. How do leader-departures affect subordinates’ organizational attachment?: A 360-degree relational perspective. Academy of Management Review, 41(3): 479-450.

Goldman, B.M., Shapiro, D.L., & Pearsall, M. 2016. Towards an understanding of the role of anticipatory justice in the employment dispute-resolution process. International Journal of Conflict Management, 27(2): 275-298.

Kim, T.Y., Edwards, J.R., & Shapiro, D.L. 2015. Social comparison and distributive justice: East Asia differences. Journal of Business Ethics, 132(2): 401-414.

Shin, J., Seo, M., Shapiro, D.L., & Taylor, M.S. 2015. Maintaining employees’ commitment to organizational change: The role of leaders’ informational justice and transformational leadership. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 51(4):501-528.

Mayer, D., Nurmohamed, S., Trevino, L., Shapiro, D.L., & Schminke, M. 2013. Encouraging employees to report unethical conduct internally: It takes a village. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 121: 89-103.

Zavyalova, A., Pfarrer, M.D., Reger, R.K., & Shapiro, D.L. 2012. Managing the message: The effects of firm actions and industry spillovers on media coverage following wrongdoing. The Academy of Management Journal, 55(5): 1079-2012.

Kulik, C.T., Pepper, M.B., Shapiro, D.L., & Cregan, C. 2012. The electronic water cooler: Insiders and outsiders talk about organizational justice on the internet. Communication Research, 39: 565-591.

Shapiro, D.L., Boss, A., Salas, S., Tangirala, S., & Von Glinow, M.A. 2011. When are transgressing leaders punitively judged?: An empirical test. Journal of Applied Psychology, 6(2): 412-422.

Honors and Awards

2012 elected President-Elect, Academy of Management

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 2002

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

Consulting Work

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Sara Lee, IBM, Allstate, and others, on issues regarding managing change, conflict/resistance, and team-issues


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