Accession Number : AD0767661

Title :   Auditing Analyses of Technological Change.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Tye,David Lee

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The objective of the study was to investigate a proposed method of auditing cost-effectiveness analyses of technological changes. The method is based on the use of cost functions to predict costs of operating with and without the improved technology. A comparison of these predicted costs indicates whether the technological change is cost-effective. Results of the comparison can then be used to audit more detailed analyses of the change. The investigation employed econometric techniques in a case study application of the method to a technological change which occurred at the Naval Air Rework Facility, North Island, San Diego, California. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INVENTORY CONTROL, *COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*AIRFRAMES, MAINTENANCE), NAVAL EQUIPMENT, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, CALIFORNIA, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ECONOMICS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, ACCURACY, THESES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE