Accession Number : ADA246230


Title :   A Classification and Analysis of National Contract Management Journal Articles from 1966 Through 1989


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Smith, David A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a246230.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 342


Abstract : This thesis was an attempt to classify, analyze, and summarize a selected, finite body of acquisition and contracting literature. The primary objective of this thesis was to apply an existing taxonomy to the complete library of a publication that is representative of contracting literature. Analysis of the results of this classification effort provided conclusive information about focal points and trends in the literature and the evolution of the contracting discipline. A secondary objective of this thesis was to evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of the taxonomy used to classify the literature. This evaluation included a recommendation for improving the taxonomy. The final objective of this thesis was to compile an annotated bibliography of all the articles printed in this publication. Each bibliography included a summary of how the article was classified after applying the taxonomy.


Descriptors :   *TAXONOMY , THESES , ACQUISITION , BIBLIOGRAPHIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Biology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE