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Accession Number ADA568409
Title Impact of Organizational Rivalry on the Defense Industrial Base: Discussion Summary.
Publication Date Jun 2011
Media Count 32p
Personal Author B. R. Gould J. R. Dominy R. W. Thomas
Abstract Organizational rivalry has been an important facet of the development of the American military establishment, but there are differing views on whether such rivalrous behavior has a positive or a negative effect on the achievement of the missions assigned to the Department of Defense. This paper reports on the results of a discussion, sponsored by IDA, on the impact of organizational rivalry on the defense industrial base, and in particular on the ability of that industrial base to develop innovative solutions to the Department's requirements. The discussion brought together academic researchers and senior IDA staffers who have significant experience in the development and execution of Department of Defense programs and policies. The participants concluded that organizational rivalry does contribute to the development of innovative solutions, but some believed that the Department's current processes act to suppress such rivalries, and thereby stifle the development of such solutions.
Keywords Defense industrial base
Defense systems
Industrial relations
Organizational rivalry

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
88D - Personnel
92A - Job Training & Career Development
Corporate Author Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Jan 2010-Apr 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1311
Contract Number DASW01-04-C-0003

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