Deming's Management Philosophy and the defense industrial base.
Graff, David Jacques
Matsushima, Rodney F.
Evered, Roger D.
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The purpose of this thesis is to analyze why firms are leaving the defense industrial base and to determine if Dr. Edwards Deming's Management Philosophy can offer a more constructive way of doing business in the Defense Acquisition System. A comparative analysis was conducted between industry's reasons for wanting to leave the defense sector and Deming's Management Philosophy. This analysis determined if adoption of Deming's Management Philosophy can possibly help alleviate industry's existing concerns in addition to providing a means to incentivize industry to remain in the defense sector
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