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Emerging Strategies in Defense Acquisitions and Military Procurement

Book Description

Military and defense organizations are a vital component to any nation. In order to maintain the standards of these sectors, new procedures and practices must be implemented. Emerging Strategies in Defense Acquisitions and Military Procurement is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the present state of defense organizations, examining reforms and solutions necessary to overcome current limitations and make vast improvements to their infrastructure. Highlighting methodologies and theoretical foundations that promote more effective practices in defense acquisition, this book is ideally designed for academicians, practitioners, researchers, upper-level students, and professionals engaged in defense industries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. ENDNOTE
  6. Chapter 1: Defence Acquisition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  7. Chapter 2: Competition in Defence Practice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE APPROACH AND METHODS
    4. THE FEASIBILITY OF ‘FAIR’ COMPETITION IN DEFENCE
    5. THE DESIRABILITY OF COMPETITIVE TENDERING
    6. THE EMPIRICAL RECORD OF THE US AND THE UK
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  8. Chapter 3: Defence Acquisition Reform and the British Condition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SMART ACQUISION: THE POST-1997 REFORM
    4. MODPE: EARLY MANAGERIALIST REFORM
    5. HISTORICAL INSIGHT: MANAGING RISKS
    6. THE PHYSICALITY OF SMART ACQUISITION
    7. THE RATIONAL TRANSFORMATION MODEL FOR DEFENCE ACQUISITION
    8. COALITION 2010-15: REFORMING THE REFORM
    9. REFORMING THE DEFENCE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPORT (DE&S) ORGANISATION
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ENDNOTES
  9. Chapter 4: Sectoral Polyarchy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REFERENCES
    4. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 5: Acquisition and Its Theoretical Foundations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ONE OR MANY THEORIES?
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 6: Building a Conceptual Framework for Defense Acquisition Management Based on Service Dominant Logic Theory
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ABDUCTION METHODOLOGY: A COGNITIVE LOGIC OF THEORY DISCOVERY
    4. REVIEW OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT: THE GERMAN CASE
    5. THEORY MATCHING: INSIGHTS FROM SERVICE DOMINANT LOGIC LITERATURE
    6. THEORY SUGGESTION: FORMULATION OF A SERVICE DOMINANT APPROACH FOR DEFENSE ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 7: Collaborative Defence Procurement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. MANAGEMENT OF COLLABORATIVE DEFENCE PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS
    4. THE COLLABORATIVE DEFENCE PROCUREMENT PROCESS
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE COLLABORATIVE DEFENCE PROCUREMENT IN THE EU
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 8: Critical Raw Materials and UK Defence Acquisition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS
    4. DEMAND AND FINAL USE OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS
    5. SUPPLY AND PRODUCTION OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS
    6. SOURCES OF CONFLICT AND SUPPLY CHAIN VULNERABILITIES
    7. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
    8. RECOVERY, RECYCLING, AND SUBSTITUTION
    9. THROUGH LIFE SOLUTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ENDNOTE
  14. Chapter 9: Defence Acquisition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MANAGEMENT THEORY IN A DEFENCE ACQUISITION CONTEXT
    5. THE STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE
    6. CHARTING THE PROGRESS OF CHANGE IN THE UK MOD
    7. THE ROLE OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE NEED FOR CHANGE
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 10: Defence Procurement, Innovation, and Value for Money
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VALUE FOR MONEY IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
    4. TYPES OF PROCUREMENT
    5. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK: SOURCE SELECTION, CONTRACT DESIGN, LOCAL INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION
    6. PROCUREMENT AGENCY INTERNAL ARRANGEMENTS AND INCENTIVES
    7. CASE STUDY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTE
  16. Chapter 11: Defense Acquisition, Public Administration, and Pragmatism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: THE ACQUISITION-PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION GAP
    3. REASONS WHY ACQUISITION PAYS LITTLE ATTENTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
    4. PRAGMATISM AND ACQUISITION
    5. CONCLUSION: POSSIBLE TRANSFORMATIONS
    6. DISCLAIMER
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  17. Chapter 12: Innovation, Technology, and Defence Procurement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REFORMING OR OVERCOMING THE COLD-WAR LEGACY?
    4. TOWARDS A RADICALLY NEW ACQUISITION MODEL
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ENDNOTES
  18. Chapter 13: Institutional Entrepreneurship in Defence Acquisition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INSTITUTIONALISM
    4. INSTITUTIONAL LOGICS
    5. THE INSTITUTIONAL ENTREPRENEUR
    6. COLLECTIVE INSTITUTIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  19. Chapter 14: Professionalism in Defence Acquisition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: THE NATURE OF PROFESSIONALISM
    4. DEFENCE ACQUISITION CHALLENGE
    5. DEFENCE ACQUISITION CONTEXT
    6. CLAIMING PROFESSIONAL STATUS
    7. KNOWLEDGE IN PROFESSIONALISM
    8. PROFESSIONALISM IN DEFENCE ACQUISITION
    9. CULTURE AND VALUES: CHALLENGES AND OBSTACLES
    10. THE ESSENCE OF PROFESSIONALISM
    11. KNOWLEDGE: TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
    12. THE ENABLING CONCEPT: BEING THE INTELLIGENT CUSTOMER
    13. DEVELOPING DEFENCE ACQUISTION PROFESSIONALISM: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
    14. DEFENCE ACQUISITION PROFESSIONALISM
    15. CONCLUSION
    16. REFERENCES
  20. Chapter 15: The Rationale for Offsets in Defence Acquisition from a Theoretical Perspective
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AN INTRODUCTION TO OFFSETS
    4. ROLE OF OFFSETS IN DEFENCE ACQUISITION
    5. RATIONALE FOR OFFSETS IN DEFENCE ACQUISITION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  21. Chapter 16: Thinking Makes It So
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ETHICS AND ACQUISITION
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTE
  22. Compilation of References
  23. About the Contributors