Louis LeBlanc

Louis LeBlanc

Professor of Business Administration

Department: Economics
Campus Box:
E-mail: lleblanc@berry.edu


  • Ph.D. Transportation Systems, Texas A & M University 
  • M.A., University of Houston
  • B.S., University of Houston
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management, American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • 1999-2000 Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellow Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management of Information Technology
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Electronic Commerce 

Research Interests

  • Business Models for Electronic Commerce
  • Evaluation of Decision Support Systems
  • Development of Choice Models for Software Selection
  • Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence 

Field Experience

  • Consultant, Entergy, Inc.
  • Consultant, Lucent Technologies
  • Faculty Resident, Andersen Consulting 

Selected Publications

  • Le Blanc, Louis A. and Conway T. Rucks, "Data Mining of University Philanthropic Giving: Cluster-Discriminant Analysis and Pareto Effects, International Journal of Educational Advancement, Volume 9, Issue 2, September 2009, pp. 64-82 (lead article).
  • Hashemi, Ray R., Louis A. Le Blanc, Azita A. Bahrami, Mahmood Bahar, and Bryan Traywick, "Association Analysis of Alumni Giving: A formal Concept Analysis," International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, volume 5, Number 2, April-June 2009, pp.17-32.
  • Moon, Gisung and Louis A. Le Blanc, "The Risk Adjustment of Required Rate of Return for Supply chain Infrastructure Investments," Transportation Journal, Volume 47, Number 1, Winter 2008, pp. 5.-16 (lead article).  
  • Carpenter, Charles G., Louis A. Le Blanc and Gary S. Robson , "Fixed Asset Accounting Software Evaluation: A Structured Methodology for the Mid-Market Firm," Review of Business Information Systems, Volume 9, Number 2, 2005, pp.55-68.
  • Hashemi, Ray R., Louis A. Le Blanc and Tetsuya Kobayashi, "Formal Concept Analysis for Investigation of Normal Accidents," International Journal of General Systems, Volume 33, Number 5, 2004, pp.469-484 (lead article).
  • Le Blanc, Louis A. and Carolyn F. Curasi, "Differential Pricing for Electronics on the Internet and Competing Channels," Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce, Volume 3 Number 2, 2002, pp. 97-110 (lead article).
  • Le Blanc, Louis A., Ray R. Hashemi and Conway T. Rucks, "Pattern Development for Vessel Accidents: A Comparison of Statistical and Neural computing Techniques," Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 20, Number 2, march 2001, pp. 163-171.
  • Hashemi, Ray R. and Louis A. Le Blanc, "Resource Allocation through Negotiation and Compromise: A Database Approach," Group Decision and Negotiation, Volume 9, Number 4, 2000, pp. 325-345. ]
  • Murray, M.S., L. A. Le Blanc and C. T. Rucks, "A Decision Support System for Academic Advising," Journal of End User Computing, volume 12, Number 3, 2000, pp. 38-49.
  • Hashemi, R. R., L.A. Le Blanc, C. T. Rucks and A Rajaratnam, "A Hybrid Intelligent System for Predicting Bank Holding Structures," European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 109, Number 2, 1998, pp.390-402.