Debra L. Shapiro

Debra L. Shapiro

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).

The Amazon Controversy: Exploring Workplace Justice

In a much-discussed piece in The New York Times, which drew on interviews with more than 100 people, Amazon comes off as a rough place to work. Emails from bosses arrive after midnight, followed by texts demanding answers. Employees are encouraged "to rip into colleagues' ideas with feedback that can be blunt to the point of painful." Smith School professors Debra L. Shapiro and Subrahmaniam Tangirala weigh in on some of the issues raised. Read more...

Sally S. Simpson, Debra Shapiro and Christine Beckman Receive Grant from the Advance Program

Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC) director Sally S. Simpson, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, faculty advisory board member Debra Shapiro, Professor, Management and Organization, and Christine Beckman, Associate Professor, Management and Organization, received an Interdisciplinary and Engaged Research Seed Grant from the ADVANCE Program for Inclusion Excellence for their project, Gender in the Boardroom and Corporate Crime: An Empirical Study.

Smith’s Shapiro Elected as Future President of Academy of Management

Debra L. Shapiro, the Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, has been elected to serve a five-year term on the executive committee of the Academy of Management (AOM), effective August 2012.

Shapiro will serve from August 2015-2016 as academy president and the year afterward as immediate past president.

Debra Shapiro Named Clarice Smith Professor of Management & Organization

Debra L. Shapiro, PhD, a renowned scholar in organizational behavior, has been appointed Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization. Her research generally focuses on the various ways to effectively manage conflict or disputes in organizations, including perceptions of organizational injustice, misunderstandings and frustrations that are inevitable in internationally-diverse and crossfunctional teams, and resistance to organizational change in general or the transition to self-managing workteams in particular.

Debra L. Shapiro

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).

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