Accession Number:

ADA123044

Title:

Development of an Organizational Structure for the Combat Identification System Program Office (CISPO).

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis was to propose an organizational structure for the Combat Identification System Program Office CISPO using contemporary organizational theory. Contingency theory supports no one particular organizational structure. Instead the theory contends that an acceptable organizational design should be based on key situational variables or factors. In the case of CISPO the chosen factors were external environment, strategy, and internal technology. The contingent factors were characterized using typologies and classification schemes that currently exist in the literature on organizational design. Interviews with the Deputy Program Director of CISPO provided the necessary data to allow a characterization of CISPO in terms of the contingent factors. A moment method was used to couple the contingent factors representing the CISPO situation to appropriate structural types. It is envisaged that the proposed structure will not be an end in itself, but that it will be modified and fine tuned through discussion subsequent to this thesis and will ultimately provide CISPO a viable and responsive organizational structure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE