Accession Number:

ADA052813

Title:

Survey and Annotated Bibliography on Literature Pertaining to Internal Financial Incentives in System Acquisition.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WHARTON SCHOOL OF FINANCE AND COMMERCE PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF DECISION SCIENCES

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This document is essentially a literature survey and it is motivated by on-going research on internal financial incentives in systems acquisition. The purpose of this research is to determine financial and non-financial consequences of internal incentives used in the acquisition of weapons systems. The research addresses itself only to the use of incentive systems within DOD i.e., internal incentive systems, and not to contractual i.e., external incentive systems that operate between the Government and private contractors. Our basic approach is to study such incentives by considering the impact of various budgetary constraints over groups of projects at various levels in the Defense hierarchy and at various stages of the system acquisition process. A particular focus of attention is Design-to-Cost as an internal financial incentive.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE