Accession Number:

ADA080938

Title:

An Analysis of Foreign Military Sales Management Viewed at the Field Activity Level.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

This study concerns the examination of the program of Foreign Military Sales from the perspective of a field activity. It attempts to identify through a historical view the evolution of the foreign military sales management process and analyze some of the observations made in the context of a bureaucratic structural framework. It concludes that the problems facing field activities managing a foreign military sales program can be best characterized by a budget-based bureaucratic structure, that is, funded from public coffers exhibiting acquisitive and consumer behavior. The Navy organization is not entrepreneurical and, therefore, has some difficulty with the concept of selling arms to friendly foreign countries. The thesis offers a conceptual idea of how better to conduct Foreign Military Sales. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE