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Management educator , researcher

Burton Benjamin Nanus, American Management educator, researcher. Avocations: tennis, swimming. M C. Recipient Distinguished Contributions to Planning award Southern California Corporation Planners Association, 1980, Commerce Associations award University Southern California, 1980, Association Systems Management award, 1972, American Institute Industrial Engineers award, 1968.


Nanus, Burton Benjamin was born on March 21, 1936 in New York City. Son of Max and Mollie (Rothstein) Nanus.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1957. Master of Science in Industrial Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959. Doctor of Business Administration, University Southern California, 1967.


Research assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1957-1959; manager advanced education techniques, Sperry Rand Univac, New York City, 1959-1961; training director, Operations Research Inc., Santa Monica, California, 1962; senior technical advisor to management, System Development Group, Santa Monica, 1962-1967; president, Planning Technology, Inc., Los Angeles, 1967-1969; professor management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1969-1994; director Center for Futures Research,, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1971-1987; director of research, University of Southern California Leadership Institute, 1990-1994. Consultant American Institute Certified Public Accountant's, New York City, 1982-1985, National Gov's. Conference, Nashville,1984, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Continental Airlines, Honeywell, TRW, Monsanto, others.


  • Avocations: tennis, swimming. M C.



Consultant national, state and local government advisory activities, 1972-1982. Board directors Los Angeles Private Industry Council, 1986. Member World Future Society, Tau Beta Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, swimming.


Married Marlene Guttman, June 30, 1969. 1 child, Leora.

Max Nanus

Mollie (Rothstein) Nanus

Marlene Guttman

Leora Nanus