Senior Research Scientist, School of Business
James Hasik is a senior research scientist within the School of Business at George Mason University. His research interests include business-to-government marketing, the political economy of intellectual property, pricing strategies in procurement competitions, and industrial structure in defense contracting. He also studies the politics of military organization and the influence of new technologies on global security.
Dr. Hasik is the author or co-author of three books: Securing the MRAP: Lessons in Marketing and Military Procurement (Texas A&M University Press, forthcoming); Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First Century Defense Industry (University of Chicago Press, 2008); Precision Revolution: GPS and the Future of Aerial Warfighting (Naval Institute Press, 2002). He has authored a further five book chapters. His research has also been published in RUSI Journal, Defense and Security Analysis, Joint Force Quarterly, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Contemporary Security Policy, Defense Acquisition Research Journal, and Proceedings of the US Naval Institute.
Hasik is also an executive-in-residence at Renaissance Strategy Advisors in Arlington, Virginia; and a non-resident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. Previously Dr. Hasik worked as senior consultant at Booz & Company, a senior defense consultant at Charles River Associates, a procurement consultant at IBM, a logistician at Accenture, and a weapon systems analyst at ANSER. He began his career as a shipboard officer in the US Navy.
Dr. Hasik earned his BA in history and physics at Duke University, his MBA in business economics at the University of Chicago, and his PhD in public policy at the University of Texas at Austin.