Accession Number:

ADA314327

Title:

Technical Atrophy's Threat to Large Organizations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

A literature search for studies on the subject of large companies and other large organizations that fail competitively after their staffs were downsized, frozen or otherwise incapacitated. A comparison between commercial and government organizations was made to determine applicability of information derived from the commercial sector. A model of a typical technical organization is presented and impacts of various downsizing methodologies are discussed. Companies that downsized only slightly, or not at all, significantly outperformed companies that significantly downsized.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE