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dc.contributor.authorCandreva, Philip J.
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-25T16:18:03Z
dc.date.available2013-10-25T16:18:03Z
dc.date.issued2010-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/36997
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1559910en_US
dc.description.abstractExisting studies of cost growth in defense acquisition have been predominantly descriptive rather than explanatory. However, recent studies have highlighted the importance of decision-making by government officials as a factor affecting cost growth. While observers of defense acquisition acknowledge the role of social, cultural and institutional factors on program performance, few studies are focused there. Thus, informed by the literatures on cost growth, behavioral finance, group decision-making, and organizational failure, a research agenda is developed to consider factors affecting cost growth beyond those traditionally studied. Ostrom’s Institutional Analysis and Development framework can be the foundation of a stream of research including both field studies and laboratory/computational experiments that may provide fresh insights into the cost growth phenomenon and—more importantly—aid in the design of more effective policy interventions.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School.en_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.titleExamining Institutional Factors May Yield More Effective Policy Interventions to Improve Defense Acquisition Outcomesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Defense Management Research
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authordefense acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorcost growthen_US
dc.subject.authorinstitutionalismen_US
dc.subject.authorpolicy interventionen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary sociologyen_US


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