Cynthia Beath

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Cynthia Mathis Beath (born 1944) is an American computer scientist and Professor Emeritus at the Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management at the McCombs School of Business,[1]


Beath obtained her BA in Psychology from Duke University in 1966, and then moved to the University of California, Los Angeles, where she obtained her MBA in Computer and Information Systems in 1975, and her PhD in Computer and Information Systems in 1986

Beath started her career in the private industry, where she held positions in the information systems development firms and in consultancy. After her promotion she was appointed Professor at the Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management at the McCombs School of Business. She is also affiliated with the MIT Center for Information Systems Research.[2]

Beath received a Fulbright Scholar award in 1993; a Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program (DRMS) Program Grant of the National Science Foundation in 1998; and an Advanced Practices Council (APC) grant from the Society for Information Management (SIM) in 2006.[1]

Her research interests are in the fields of information system (development, implementation, management and maintenance) and information services, particularly vendor-client relationships.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

Beath authored and co-authored many publications in her field of expertise.[3] Books:

  • Swanson, E. Burton, and Cynthia Mathis Beath. Maintaining information systems in organizations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1989.

Articles, a selection:


  1. ^ a b c Cynthia Beath at, 2013.
  2. ^ Center for Information Systems Research: Faculty & Staff, Accessed November 19, 2013.
  3. ^ Cynthia Mathis Beath at DBLP Bibliography Server

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