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Stockfisch, J. A. (Jacob A.)

Works: 36 works in 112 publications in 1 language and 1,469 library holdings
Genres: History  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: UB23, 355.60973
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Most widely held works by J. A Stockfisch
Plowshares into swords : managing the American defense establishment by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En beskrivelse af våbenudvikling og valg af våben og de dermed forbundne problemer herunder samarbejdet mellem forsvar og industri samt de økonomiske problemer i forbindelse med at udvikle de ofte meget kostbare våbensystemer
Planning and forecasting in the defense industries by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The product of a two-day seminar held at the University of California, Los Angeles, on May 4-5, 1960." Includes bibliography
The 1962 Howze Board and Army combat developments by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After reviewing Army "combat developments," with special reference to the 1962 U.S. Army Tactical Mobility Requirements Board ("Howze Board"), this report argues that the Army could improve combat developments by closer connection and interaction between its model building and testing activities. Presently, models and their simulations are uncritically used with little attention given to whether the model is empirically validated. This will be troublesome for the Battle Labs when they use simulations to carry out their work. Another problem is that many data or numerical inputs used in models may be of questionable quality, often because they are the output of some other invalidated model. These conditions suggest that the Army's system should have a mechanism that (1) tries to lay out programs of models and assertions about tactics and operational performance that can be empirically validated and (2) sequentially field-tests those assertions. It may even be necessary for the Battle Labs to take on or acquire this function to carry out their objective. Otherwise, imperfect expedients like the Howze Board will continue to be used
The political economy of the military-industrial complex by Morton H Halperin( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linking logistics and operations : a case study of World War II air power by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During recent years, through its Logistics Concept of Operations (LOGCONOPS), the Air Force has recognized this need, and that the uncertainty of wartime operations generates unpredictable support demands. This condition calls for linking operations and logistics support by management and command. This Note distills from a survey of World War II literature two kinds of information that makes a compelling case for LOGCONOPS and provides insight on how to implement it. The first describes the linkage between operations and logistics that tacticians and logisticians faced and how it was permeated by uncertainty. The second describes how management initiatives met the resulting problems. Three World War II uses of American and British airpower are recounted: the tactical air support in the European ground war; the tactical air support in the Pacific amphibious war; and the strategic air offensives against Germany and Japan. Aspects of enemy strategy and air force behavior that motivated friendly initiatives are also described
Models, data, and war : a critique of the study of conventional forces : a report by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many combat models exist which simulate phases of conventional war. These models must employ data inputs to provide quantitative estimates of effectiveness useful for decisionmaking. This report surveys the quality of both the data and the combat models. Attnetion is given to the concepts of firepower scores and indexes, estimates of terminal ordnance effects, and estimates of ammunition expenditure which are used in most models. It is shown that major deficiencies models. It is shown that major deficiencies exist in both the quality and kinds of empirical data necessary for adequate analysis of combat operations. There is inadequate testing of most of the behavior relationships embedded in models
Incentives and information quality in defense management : a report by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the nature of and relationship between the demand for information, study, and analysis, on the one hand, and incentives, on the other, prevailing in present-day U.S. defense management. The report was motivated by the belief that the quality of available information, hence the efficiency of Department of Defense management, and ultimately the national security cannot be improved until the relationship between incentives to produce institutional information and its quality is explicitly recognized. The acknowledgment of this relationship suggests that fundamental realignments in decisionmaking authority and in the roles of the divers actors be seriously examined. The report presents a budgeting procedure designed to generate healthy incentives and better information. Military departments would be given larger but constrained aggregations of resources and more freedom to allocate these resources
A study of California's tax treatment of manufacturing industry; a report submitted to the State of California Economic Development Agency by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual foundations of systems analysis by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper was delivered at the Center for Naval Analyses' 1987 Sea Power Forum, December 2-3, 1987, in Washington, D.C. The author traces the origin of systems analysis to the invention of operational analysis by the British during World War II, the American imitation of British effort during the war, and Winston Churchill's use of a small staff that carried out what subsequently came to be called cost-effectiveness analysis. A serious enemy threat and a real war, and a political leader like Churchill who distrusted the "bureaucracy," were the catalysts for these developments. The predominant empirical quality of the wartime operational research is also noted and briefly compared with the plethora of model-building that constitutes most of contemporary operations research."--Rand abstracts
Analysis of bureaucratic behavior : the ill-defined production process by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: The production process vs the production function; Public sector production -- The maximizing bureaucrats; Information manipulation as an aspect of bureaucratic behavior; and The interrelated information and incentive problem in the public sector
Public sector economics and politics by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of Richard E. Wagner's The Public Economy, prepared for the Journal of Business. This book employs the idea, advocated in 1896 by the Swedish economist Knut Wicksell, that a unanimity constitutional rule (or near unanimity rule) be employed to govern legislative fiscal action and related decisionmaking. Such a rule contrasts importantly with that of a "simple majority," which prevails for most present-day democratic governments. Wagner advances Wicksell's approach as a basis upon which to develop a positive theory of fiscal behavior. The review discusses some of the pros and cons of this approach
The political economy of bureaucracy by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the opportunities for reducing the cost of federally subsidized housing for lower income families by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The document contains a summary of five studies which examine the possibilities for achieving marked reductions in the cost of urban family housing by introducing major innovations and efficiencies into its design, 'marketing, ' and production in an organized way. The topics covered are: The effects on construction costs of the size of the local market and several types of constraints; The effects of increased demand for new housing on the price of major factors in housing production; The effects of public policy on land costs; The relation between the demand for housing and the price of land; The opportunity for increased productivity resulting from a major shift to factory-assembly methods; The savings resulting from condominium systems of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, sewage, and solid-waste disposal; and The problems of coordinating federal housing policies and programs to encourage development of aggregated housing markets. (Author)
Measuring military readiness and sustainability by Rand Corporation( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report reviews the state of the art in readiness and sustainability measurement and develops a strategic concept design for measurements that would better serve high-level defense decisionmakers. The authors identify (1) incremental improvements that would raise the value of information derived from current reporting and analysis systems and (2) a new concept for assessing readiness and sustainability that would integrate several existing reporting and analysis approaches. The findings indicate that today's indicators of readiness and sustainability do not provide high-level defense decisionmakers with appropriate information. Estimates of the levels of activity that U.S. forces could achieve over time in different contingencies would be more useful. Using continuous numerical scales and showing changes during a contingency, such integrated assessments should prove more sensitive to resource level changes and allow easier comparisons from year to year
Three essays on the economics of subsidies by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Equity effects of natural gas wellhead price deregulation by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring the opportunity cost of government investment by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional growth, state energy use and endowments, and state and local systems by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Efficiency loss and income distribution effects of crude oil and natural gas price controls by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenue problems of the City of Los Angeles : a study of future revenue needs and sources for the City of Los Angeles, 4 September 1958 by J. A Stockfisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stockfisch, J. A.

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