Accession Number : ADA518752


Title :   The State-Owned Enterprise as a Vehicle for Stability


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Efird, Neil


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a518752.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : Dr. Efird has made a case that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) affect stability in conflict-prone environments, and decisive control of them creates positive or negative conditions. He describes the importance of SOEs and their treatment in five postconflict environments. Dr. Efird acknowledges that in areas of the world in which security forces stepped in and took control, their actions helped stabilize the government. In contrast, when security forces failed to act decisively, the fragile government remained or was further destabilized. But as often happens in complex environments, it is a challenge to know how and when to use SOEs, and Dr. Efird rightly points out that a good set of metrics is necessary to measure their effectiveness. He provides an overview of the analytical tool known as Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE) that is used to determine progress in stability operations. He proposes that associated with this tool are objectives that directly relate to production, or the output of economic resources. Other objectives relate to policy frameworks that directly affect production. Thus using MPICE to measure progress is essential to successful stability operations.


Descriptors :   *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR , *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , DECISION MAKING , POLITICAL ALLIANCES , SOCIOMETRICS , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , ECONOMIC MODELS , POLICIES , STABILITY , CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE