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dc.contributor.advisorDew, Nicholas
dc.contributor.advisorHudgens, Bryan J.
dc.contributor.authorDunar, Charles J.
dc.contributor.authorRobbins, Donald L.
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Jared L.
dc.dateDecember 2007
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:31:32Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:31:32Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10195
dc.descriptionMBA Professional Reporten_US
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSince the end of the Cold War, the Private Military Industry has skyrocketed. This study gathers, compiles and examines demographic and financial information on 585 private and public companies that operate in the Private Military Industry. The demographic analysis reveals that an overwhelming majority of firms are privately held and offered no financial information. Firm inception dates are closely correlated with past and current world events. Majority of the private firms founders have military or government backgrounds and are located in the United States and United Kingdom. Using Singer's and Avant's classification of the Private Military Industry, the study determines that most firms are not restricted to one classification as they operate in more then one arena. The analysis of public firms reveals that revenues and profits have been increasing steadily since 2003 as well as operating expenses, shrinking profit margins. The public firm analysis presents the financial relationships between the Initial Public Offerings, locations, and employee numbers to the success of the companies. Overall this study and the analysis of the Private Military Firms offer insight into the prevalence of the Private Military Industry in the business world and how financially rewarding it can be.en_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 129 p. : maps. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDefense industries.en_US
dc.titlePrivate military industry analysis: private and public companiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorPrivate Military Industryen_US
dc.subject.authorPrivate Security Companyen_US
dc.subject.authorPrivate Military Firmen_US
dc.subject.authorPublic Companyen_US
dc.subject.authorRevenueen_US
dc.subject.authorProfiten_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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