Accession Number : AD0634243

Title :   METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEMS IN EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MILITARY AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Glennan,Thomas K. , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Development time does not seem to have an important influence on development costs, at least within the range of development times in the sample. State-of-the-Art Advance, as determined by a group of experts, may have a negative relationship to development costs. This may be due to changes in the task goals which are not reflected in the variables. There is no evidence of productivity increases of the factors of development (if they have occurred) being taken out in the lowering of development costs. There is some evidence that the coordination of subcontracting efforts may raise development costs, however, these costs appear to be largely associated with tooling and/or production. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT, PRODUCTION), (*COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIRCRAFT), COSTS, TIME, FACTOR ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE