Accession Number : ADA494101


Title :   Five Key Changes for the Management of UK Defence - An Agenda for Research?


Descriptive Note : Conference paper with briefing charts


Corporate Author : DEFENCE ACADEMY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM SHRIVENHAM (UNITED KINGDOM) COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Tatham, Peter ; Taylor, Trevor


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a494101.pdf


Report Date : 23 Apr 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : This paper is conceptual in nature and reviews five of the key management challenges facing those charged with the management of the UK Defence. It is argued that similar challenges face many Western governments, albeit the solutions are likely to be country-specific. Given the paucity of academic research into the general area of defence management, it is suggested that there is considerable potential for focused application of ideas and concepts from a broad range of disciplines that will help improve the UK's ability to maintain its peacetime military capability efficiently whilst retaining its capacity to conduct operations effectively. Whilst the paper does not seek to recommend solutions for the issues identified, it does seek to expose the essential features as a means of broadening the understanding of the nature of the challenge and, hence, to help shape the research agenda.


Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *UNITED KINGDOM , *ORGANIZATION THEORY , *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY RESEARCH , LOGISTICS , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , MILITARY BUDGETS , OUTSOURCING , INTEGRATION , INTERFACES , TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT , SYMPOSIA , TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE