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dc.contributor.advisorJones, Lawrence R.
dc.contributor.advisorSummers, Donald
dc.contributor.authorBigham, Joshua D.
dc.contributor.authorGoudreau, Thomas R.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:31:15Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:31:15Z
dc.date.issued2004-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1317
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution in unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn an environment of scarce resources and rising federal deficits the people not only expect, but demand greater accountability for the spending of public funds. This demand has created a trend in the public sector, not only in the United States, but worldwide as well, towards the importation of private sector business practices to improve accountability-oriented analysis. One example is increased emphasis on return on investment (ROI) analysis in public sector organizations. Development and application of ROI analysis is challenging in the public sector since most government organizations do not generate profit necessary for calculation of ROI in the manner in which it is done in the private sector. This thesis develops the methodology necessary for use of ROI analysis in the public sector. ROI methodology is applied for test evaluation with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego. The test demonstrates that ROI can be applied successfully to assess the relative efficiency of value-added work and to improve the process of choosing between investment alternatives. Properly designed ROI analysis reveals how and for what goods and services money is spent and provides a means for comparing the value derived from investment and work performed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/returnoninvestme109451317
dc.format.extentxiv, 65 p. : ill. (some col.) ;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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRate of returnen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshExpenditures, Publicen_US
dc.titleReturn on investment in the public sectoren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.schoolGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorROIen_US
dc.subject.authorreturn on investmenten_US
dc.subject.authorpublic sector financeen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US


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