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dc.contributor.advisorBoudreau, Michael W.
dc.contributor.advisorSnider, Keith F.
dc.contributor.authorSegovia, Reinaldo
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:17:56Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:17:56Z
dc.date.issued1999-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7987
dc.description.abstractCertain aspects of the Venezuelan acquisition process for arms from 1980-1996 may have contributed to bribery and corruption, thus making both Congress and the Venezuelan populace highly skeptical of requests for weapon acquisitions. This thesis, a comparative and critical analysis, examines the Venezuelan acquisition process from 1980 to 1996, using the highly structured U. S. acquisition model as a benchmark for comparison. The analysis traces the complex acquisition process in both countries from the initial requests for materiel until the acquisition is made and the product is employed. This thesis further describes the Venezuelan and the U.S. processes by using four frameworks: institutional, regulatory, organizational and the process itself. This description also entails economic, social, and political factors that influence the procurement process. Many differences in the processes, such as the country's resources and the size of its Armed Forces, are described. Other important differences are the facts that, unlike the U.S. Congress, the Venezuelan Congress has a limited role in the procurement process, and unlike the U.S., the Venezuelan President exerts supreme control, including economic control, over the Armed Forces. The thesis proposes that Venezuela would benefit by adopting the practices of the U.Sen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/armstransferstov109457987
dc.format.extentxix, 122 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleArms transfers to Venezuela: a comparative and critical analysis of the acquisition process (1980-1996)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.subject.authorAcquisition Processen_US
dc.subject.authorDefense Procurementen_US
dc.subject.authorArm Transferen_US
dc.subject.authorWeapon Acquisitionsen_US
dc.description.serviceCommander, Venezuelan Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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