Accession Number:

ADA390887

Title:

Organizational Design of Most Efficient Organization Air Force Civil Engineer Operations Flights

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

216.0

Abstract:

This research explored how two MEO Operations Flights were structured and what type of operations management practices they were utilizing. The research involved performing site visits at the 17th Civil Engineer Squadron at Goodfellow AFB, and the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron at Columbus AFB. Data was collected through the use of the case study methodology in the form of interviews and organizational records. Data was organized to describe the two MEOs structures and management practices as well as compare the organizations to the Objective Operations Flight, the traditional Air Force Operations Flight. The data showed that both MEOs have taken separate approaches to organizing. Analysis provides valuable insight into how these organizations are structured and conducting business. The research also provides a glimpse into how difficult it is to conduct a performance analysis on these organizations. Although this was not the main focus of the research, discrepancies in data collection, storage, and availability were discovered that should be addressed in the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE