Cynthia Beath

Wimberley, TX, US
Field of Work 
Information Technology
University of Texas at Austin (Retired)
Job Title or "Student" 
Professor Emeritus
Duke (BA), UCLA (MBA), UCLA (PhD)
Psychology BA, Management, Information Technology
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Cynthia M. Beath is a Professor Emerita of Information Systems at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. She received her MBA and PhD degrees from UCLA. Before embarking on her academic career, Cynthia worked in private industry in several information systems development and consulting positions. Her research focuses on the relationships among the information systems organization, its clients, and its suppliers, and on the joint management of information technology assets by this partnership. Currently she is conducting research on how organizations get value from big data and cloud services, in conjunction with the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at MIT. Her research has been published in leading information systems research journals, and she has served as senior editor for the top academic journals in her field. An active advocate for her professional community, she initiated the field’s first junior faculty consortium, served as chair of a division of the Academy of Management, and she helped found MISQ Executive and the Austin Area Chapter of SIM.
Writing/blogging, Dance, Computing, Reading, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, In-school visit, Online role model
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
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