The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 4(3), 1999, article 4.


Sandford Borins (PDF)

Sandford Borins did his undergraduate and graduate education at Harvard in economics and public administration. He is Professor of Public Management and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is also Chair of the Division of Management at the University of Toronto at Scarborough.

He is the author of numerous articles on public management, as well as four books, the most recent being Political Management in Canada, co-authored with the Hon. Allan Blakeney, former premier of Saskatchewan, published in a second edition in 1998 by University of Toronto Press, and Innovating with Integrity: How Local Heroes are Transforming American Government, published by Georgetown University Press in 1998.

He was a member of the selection panel for the Amethyst Award for excellence in the Ontario Public Service in 1994 and 1995 and chair of the panel from 1996 to 1998, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Transportation Capital Corporation (Highway 407) from 1995 to 1998.

His current research deals with public management innovation.


PublishedNovember 18, 1999

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