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Levaux, Hugh P.

Overview
Works: 8 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 3,966 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: UG643, 358.4070973
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Most widely held works by Hugh P Levaux
The cutting edge : a half century of fighter aircraft R & D by Mark A Lorell( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proposition that innovation is critical in the cost-effective design and development of successful military aircraft is still subject to some debate. RAND research indicates that innovation is promoted by intense competition among three or more industry competitors. Given the critical policy importance of this issue in the current environment of drastic consolidation of the aerospace defense industry, the authors here examine the history of the major prime contractors in developing jet fighters since World War II. They make use of an extensive RAND database that includes nearly all jet fighters, fighter-attack aircraft, and bombers developed and flown by U.S. industry since 1945, as well as all related prototypes, modifications, upgrades, etc. The report concludes that (1) experience matters, because of the tendency to specialize and thus to develop system-specific expertise; (2) yet the most dramatic innovations and breakthroughs came from secondary or marginal players trying to compete with the industry leaders; and (3) dedicated military R & D conducted or directly funded by the U.S. government has been critical in the development of new higher-performance fighters and bombers
Commercial power centers in emerging markets by Gregory F Treverton( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the ongoing Asian crises underscore, policymaking and policies are becoming less the exclusive purview of governments and more the outcome of a complex process in which diverse groups participate actively, with varying degrees of influence. A commercial power center (CPC) is any group, combination, or coalition that seeks to influence the design and implementation of government economic policies to suit its interests. This analytic framework is used to assess the changing politics of economic policymaking--to identify new groups with stakes and older ones that may be losing influence, and to evaluate their interaction in the making of government policy. The influence of selected CPCs in emerging markets matters for both what analysts look at and how they view those new targets. Asia's financial crisis, which struck as this project was in its final stages, drove home that lesson. The authors illustrate their methodology by examining four countries--Mexico, Turkey, China, and Indonesia--that are in transition and that vary widely from one another
Bomber R & D since 1945 : the role of experience by Mark A Lorell( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotal evidence suggests that experience plays a critical role in the cost-effectiveness design and development of successful military aircraft. Understanding the true situation may be essential to meet Air Force needs despite declining R & D budgets, few new programs starts, and industry contraction. To examine this issue, the authors explore the history of U.S. bomber production since the end of World War II. They conclude that relevant experience does, indeed, matter--firms develop valuable system-specific knowledge in ongoing work, and experience in important new technologies has a distinct advantage. There is far less correlation between commercial and military aircraft than was once thought, so such experience is unlikely to be useful. And since major breakthroughs in technology, design approaches, and concepts have come far more often from government labs than from the commercial sector, the contribution of "dual-use" technology to future military aircraft design and development may be limited
Economic openness : many facets, many metrics by Charles Wolf( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assesses economic openness in various countries and regional entities with emphasis on non-tariff barriers, employing three methods: (1) a microeconomic method--using a new survey research instrument that focuses on the ease or difficulty of engaging in trade and investment business in five countries or regions: the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, and Germany as a proxy for the European Union; (2) a micropolitical method--a detailed review of regulations and practices affecting the ease or difficulty of doing business in these countries; and (3) a macroeconomic method--preliminary examination of the relationship between "real" and "nominal" currency values in these same countries. The microeconomic and micropolitical methods yielded closely congruent results. The rankings are: the United States, Germany, Japan, Korea, and China. The openness rankings resulting from the macroeconomic method (i.e., the divergences between real and nominal exchange rates) are not closely correlated with the other results, but the coefficient of concordance among the three sets of rankings is significantly high. The study recommends that more attention be accorded to the views of business practitioners concerning obstacles to doing business and that legal and administrative codes be systematically reviewed and compared to understand the sources of non-tariff barriers and suggest ways to ameliorate them."--Website
Commercial power centers in Indonesia : a new paradigm to analyze the role of business groups in policy making by Hugh P Levaux( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crony capitalism and cozy relations between governments and local business groups have been widely considered as the root cause for the crisis that has swept East Asia in the second half of 1997, leading to the demise of Asia's longest serving president, President Suharto. Prior to the onset of the crisis, several policy analysts and observers of emerging market economies had underscored the increasing influence of large business groups on policymaking in these countries. This study seeks to address these issues by providing an integrated framework of analysis to understand and assess the role and influence of commercial power centers (CPCs)-on economic policymaking. We define CPCs as: Any group, combination, or coalition of large aggregate size, that seeks to influence the design and implementation of government economic policies to suit its diversified economic interests. The analytical approach is three-pronged: (1) describing and critiquing literature on interest groups, collective action, and economic regulation to develop a model describing the behavioral characteristics of CPCs placed in a quasi-market for political influence on economic policymaking; (2) employing historical analogies appropriate for understanding today's emerging market economies; (3) applying the model to Indonesia to add texture to the analysis and illustrate its usefulness
Commercial Power Centers in Emerging Markets by Rand Corporation( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cheaper, faster, better? : commercial approaches to weapons acquisition by Mark A Lorell( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil-military integration (CMI) lies at the core of current DoD efforts to reduce the costs of procuring and maintaining modern weapon systems. Based on an analysis of the commercial aerospace industry and on the experiences of various acquisition reform pilot programs, the authors conclude that a commercial-like acquisition approach could benefit major Air force acquisition programs. The Joint Strike Fighter would be an excellent candidate pilot program for application of acquisition reform measures during engineering and manufacturing development. The authors further recommend that future programs be structured to include greater risk-sharing between contractors and the government. The principal benefits of CMI for the acquisition reform pilot programs have come from the structuring and management of these programs to make them more like complex commercial product markets in which buyers and sellers establish and achieve price and performance targets in a cooperative environment. The real promise of CMI is to help insert the incentives for price discipline and high performance prevalent in the commercial marketplace into military R & D production
 
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The cutting edge : a half century of fighter aircraft R & D
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Commercial power centers in emerging marketsBomber R & D since 1945 : the role of experienceEconomic openness : many facets, many metricsCheaper, faster, better? : commercial approaches to weapons acquisition