Behn, Robert Dietrich

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BEHN, Robert Dietrich

BEHN, Robert Dietrich. American, b. 1941. Genres: Public/Social administration. Career: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, engineer, 1964-65; RAND Corp., Santa Monica, CA, consultant, 1966; Ripon Society, Cambridge, MA, research director, 1968-69, executive director, 1970-73; Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, assistant for urban affairs to the governor, 1969-70; Duke University, Durham, NC, associate professor, 1973-88, professor of policy sciences and public affairs, 1988-, director of Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, 1982-85, director of Governors Center, 1984-. Harvard University, lecturer in business administration, 1972-73; State University of New York at Albany, chair of organization and workforce study for the New York State Department of Social Services, 1991-92. Publications: (ed.) The Lessons of Victory, 1969; (with J.W. Vaupel) Quick Analysis for Busy Decision Makers, 1982; (ed.) Governors on Governing, 1990; Leadership Counts: Lessons for Public Managers from the Massachusetts Welfare, Training, and Employment Program, 1991; (ed.) Innovation in American Government, 1997; Rethinking Democratic Accountability, 2001. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 79 John F Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.