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Marksmanship, McNamara, and the M16 rifle : organizations, analysis, and weapons acquisition

著者: Thomas L McNaugher; Rand Corporation.
出版商: Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corp, 1979.
丛书: P (Rand Corporation), P-6306.
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Those who manage the weapons acquisition process are often frustrated by barriers to change posed by military services, which generally prefer buying weapons that perform traditional missions in traditional ways. This essay explores the way in which large organizations adapt to innovation by focusing on the U.S. Army's purchase of the M16 rifle. Because the M16 represented a break with the Army's rifle tradition,  再读一些...
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附加的形体格式: Online version:
McNaugher, Thomas L.
Marksmanship, McNamara, and the M16 rifle.
Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corp, 1979
(OCoLC)621583765
提及的人: Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara
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所有的著者/提供者: Thomas L McNaugher; Rand Corporation.
OCLC号码: 5989581
注意: Cover title.
描述: 63 pages ; 28 cm.
丛书名: P (Rand Corporation), P-6306.
责任: Thomas L. McNaugher.

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Those who manage the weapons acquisition process are often frustrated by barriers to change posed by military services, which generally prefer buying weapons that perform traditional missions in traditional ways. This essay explores the way in which large organizations adapt to innovation by focusing on the U.S. Army's purchase of the M16 rifle. Because the M16 represented a break with the Army's rifle tradition, the service resisted Defense Secretary Robert McNamara's efforts to introduce it in 1962. Yet by 1966 the Army standardized the piece, replacing the very traditional M14 rifle in the process. The essay concludes that this adaptation is best explained by the existence of a declining Army-wide consensus concerning the Army's rifle tradition. Although policy remained traditional, many in the service were unhappy with the M14. McNamara's initial efforts and the M16's performance in Vietnam convinced others of the rifle's utility, and this freed the organization from its attachment to tradition.

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