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James S. Blandin, Professor

James S. Blandin, Professor, received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Prior to graduate work, he was employed by the Raytheon Co. and Litton Industries. From 1969- 1971 he served in the U.S. Navy. He has been a consultant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), the Center for Naval Analysis, the Defense Security Assistance Agency, and the Joint Staff (J-5). During his career at the Naval Postgraduate School, he has held a number of management positions including Executive Director, DRMI (1983-92), Founding Director, Center for Civil-Military Relations (1992-96), and Dean of Management and Security Studies (1995-97). He is currently a Fellow at Syracuse University's Maxwell Center for Advanced Public Management where he additionally serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Security Studies Program. His research has appeared in a variety of books and journals including, The Journal of Business Research, Academy of Management Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, The Defense Management Journal, Armed Forces and Society, Defense Economics, Armed Forces Comptroller and International Public Management Review.

Research Interest: Defense Manpower, Organization Design, Performance Management Systems

Recent Publications:
Webb, N., Blandin, J. (2006). Evaluating Executive Performance in the Public Sector. International Public Management Review, 7(1).

Melese, F., Blandin, J., and O'Keefe, S. (2005). A New Management Model for Government: Integrating Activity Based Costing (ABC), the Balanced Scorecard (BSC), and Total Quality Management (TQM) with the Planning, Programming and Budgeting System (PPBS). International Public Management Journal, 6(1).

Blandin, James, & O'Keefe, Sean. 2003. "The Nationland Game." Security in a Changing World: Case Studies in U.S. National Security Management. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Blandin, James. 2003. "Homeland Security." National Security Studies Program, Case Study (1102-28). Maxwell School, Syracuse University and SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.

Blandin, J. (2005). Homeland Security. In Volker Franke (Ed.), Terrorism and Peacekeeping: New Security Challenges. Westport, CT: Praeger.

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