Accession Number : ADA118206

Title :   Patterns of Organizational Influence in Soviet Military Procurement,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Alexander,Arthur J

PDF Url : ADA118206

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Although political choices have established the thrust of present Soviet weapons procurement policies, these choices and their implementation are conditioned by decisionmaking procedures and organizational relationships. The military maintains a near-monopoly of information and expertise on military affairs. This monopoly, coupled with a generation of alternative policies in military and civilian sectors that is conservative and incremental, requires that non-incremental change be stimulated by intervention from the political leaders. But, in order to preserve its stability, the collective leadership of the past 15 years is also conservative and incrumental. We can therefore expect continuation of present trends until major change is broadly supported by the leadership. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Government(Foreign), *USSR, Leadership, Administrative personnel, Organizations, Decision making, Military procurement

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE