Accession Number : AD0761396

Title :   A Statistical Analysis of Deviations from Target Cost in NAVAIRSYSCOMHQ Fixed-Price Incentive Contracts During the 1949-1965 Time Frame.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Dixon,Wayne

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The paper statistically analyzes 15 years of Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters fixed-price incentive contract experience in the aircraft and missile procurement field. The relation of basic contract parameters to contract outcome is explored through regression and analysis of variance techniques. The inferences arising from the statistical analysis are combined with other information to draw conclusions regarding incentive contracting. The most important of these is that there is no evidence that the negotiated sharing ratio has any influence on the contractor during the performance of the contract. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PROCUREMENT, COSTS), (*CONTRACTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, DECISION MAKING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES, AIRCRAFT, GUIDED MISSILES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE