Cynthia E. Devers

Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor in Business


Cynthia E. Devers is the Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor in Business in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. She is also an International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. In her research, she draws on behavioral decision and social psychological perspectives to examine the roles formal and informal governance mechanisms and social evaluations play in individual, group, and organizational behavior and outcomes. Her work has been published in strategy and management journals, including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management and other outlets. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Research Interests

Corporate governance, executive compensation, M&A, social evaluations, corporate reputation


Title Year Type

Comments on stigma versus legitimacy

Journal of Management Inquiry

2019 Article