Accession Number : ADA190918


Title :   United States Naval Hospital Ship Program: History, Evolution, and Configuration Management.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Roberts, William H , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a190918.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 225


Abstract : This thesis presents an analysis of past and present American and International hospital ships with the goal of categorizing Technical, Political and Cultural (TPC) influences. The theoretical framework for such an effort is the TPC Theory advocated by Noel M. Tichy Configuration Management (CM) is offered to the reader as a unique managerial and integrative mechanism for controlling, coordinating and implementing TPC influences in a Department of Defense system such as the 1980's hospital ship project. The author concludes that a successful merging of TPC Theory and Configuration Management is a possible and desired result. Recommendations include utilizing the TPC/CM ideas in future Naval Medical Command systems and specific recommendations for managing TPC influences in future hospital ship projects.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL VESSELS(SUPPORT) , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , NAVY , THESES , MEDICAL SERVICES , HOSPITALS , CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE