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dc.contributor.authorAngelis, Diana
dc.contributor.authorDillard, J.
dc.contributor.authorFranck, Chip
dc.contributor.authorMelese, Francois
dc.date2009
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:01:31Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:01:31Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/614
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports the preliminary results of a study to explore the influence of transaction costs on Department of Defense (DoD) cost estimates. It is an extension of previous work that established that Transaction Cost Economics has promising explanatory power in terms of costs of major DoD acquisition programs. The current work explores methods of measuring transaction costs as a first step in improving estimation methods by including explanatory variables that capture the coordination and motivation problems associated with a program. The preliminary results indicate that it is possible to measure contractor Systems Engineering/Program Management (SEPM) costs as a proxy for transaction costs. The ratio of SEPM to total costs was examined for two case studies (Javelin and ATACMS) for which ex-ante indicators of transaction costs had been assessed. The results are consistent in that the program with ex-ante indicators that indicated higher transaction costs also had a significantly higher SEPM ratio. Further research is required to better establish the relationship between transaction costs indicators and the quality of DoD cost estimates.en_US
dc.format.extentx, 25 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.titleMeasuring transaction costs in DoD acquisition programsen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.schoolGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.identifier.oclcocn467998361
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-GSBPP-09-002


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