Accession Number:

ADA324092

Title:

The Roles of Offset Organizations in the Republic of Korea and the Republic of China.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

This study sought to describe the role of offset organizations in international arms sales. To describe the role of offset organizations, we separated the political, military, and industrial offset organizations in the international arms sale. In the literature review, offset history was introduced for the background of this research, and the impact of offset agreements on both sellers and buyers was discussed. The U.S. and McDonnell Douglas offset policies and organizations were described as a main supplier. South Korea and Taiwan offset policies procedures and organizations were described as an example of recipient countries. Korean Fighter Programs and Taiwan F-16 programs also were described as cases. As one result of this research, that both ROK and ROC want to use the offset agreements to acquire the high technology for improving their aerospace industrial competition in the world and finally become high-tech industrial countries. Second, the ROKs offset organization looks like a bottom-up organization, and it emphasizes the procurement units in Ministry of National Defense MND. However, the ROCs offset organization is a top-down organization, and it emphasizes the top management level in Department Ministry of Economic Affairs MOEA. Both of their offset organizations have some merits and defects, so we made some suggestions for both of them to effectively improve their offset organizations for the future offset agreements.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE