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The Ranking of Contractors to the U.S. Department of Defense According to Integrated Power Blocs Among the Contractors


  • F. Hayden
  • Elliot Campbell
  • Shannon Cummins


Knowledge about the power and misbehavior of defense contractors is substantial; yet their power continues to grow in full view of a record of waste, fraud, corrupt activity, and the failure to perform contracts. The knowledge base about defense contractors has not been sufficient to effectively oppose their extensive power. Knowledge is needed about how the boards of directors of the defense corporations are interlocked. That work is initiated in this article by ranking the top defense contractors in terms of the number of power blocs to which the corporations belong in the defense contractors' power-bloc network.

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  • F. Hayden & Elliot Campbell & Shannon Cummins, 2010. "The Ranking of Contractors to the U.S. Department of Defense According to Integrated Power Blocs Among the Contractors," Journal of Economic Issues, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(2), pages 411-420.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:jeciss:v:44:y:2010:i:2:p:411-420 DOI: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624440213

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