Accession Number : ADA135004

Title :   Base Civil Engineer Organization: Standardized versus Flexible.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,E S

PDF Url : ADA135004

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : The structure of Air Force Civil Engineering is standardized by Air Force Regulation 85-10. However, organizational theorists maintain that in order to be effective, an organization's structure should be contingent on the environment in which it operates. This research is an exploratory study of two Civil Engineering squadrons operating in different environments. Using the Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing Definition (IDEF) system modeling technique, functional models of the two Civil Engineering organizations were developed. A comparative analysis was then performed on the models. The study revealed evidence of differences between the structures of the two organizations due to operating in different mission environments. However, not all differences were predicted by organizational theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Civil engineering, *Military organizations, *Operational effectiveness, *Computer applications, Models, Systems analysis, Comparison, Military requirements, Standards, Management, Management planning and control, Flow charting, Logistics management, Air Force logistics command, Theses

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE