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dc.contributor.advisorArquilla, John
dc.contributor.authorMarling, Robin N.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:46:58Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:46:58Z
dc.date.issued2002-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5876
dc.description.abstractThe subject of military innovation is very popular in the United States military today. Innovation is encouraged and fostered in all branches of the service. This thesis takes a step back from specific developments today and looks at modes of innovation. The different forms of innovation explored are technological innovation, i.e. introducing weapons, transportation and/or information technology into the battlefield; organizational innovation, i.e. changing how different pieces of the military relate to each other; and the combination of both technological and organizational innovation. Through a series of historical case studies, this thesis shows that militaries that have innovated only by means of adding new technology have not been very successful in the past. It also shows that militaries that innovate only organizationally often make the changes necessary to develop new concepts of operations and tactics and increase their effectiveness. However, this thesis also finds that innovating both organizationally and technologically is historically the most promising approach, in terms of increasing military power and effectiveness.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/effectivemilitar109455876
dc.format.extentx, 87p. ;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.lcshOrganizational changeen_US
dc.titleEffective military innovation : technological and organizational dimensionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHagan, Kenneth
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Systems
dc.subject.authorMilitary Effectivenessen_US
dc.subject.authorInnovationen_US
dc.subject.authorTransformationen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary Innovationen_US
dc.subject.authorOrganizational Innovationen_US
dc.subject.authorTechnological Innovationen_US
dc.subject.authorInformation Operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorIOen_US
dc.description.serviceEnsign, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information and Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation and Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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