Accession Number : ADA140113

Title :   An Organization Development Approach to the Commercial Activities Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Powers,N J ; Schmitt,L D

PDF Url : ADA140113

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The thesis examines the Commercial Activities Program (CAP) as implemented at a depot specialized for major overhaul and repair of ships. Empirical data were collected to determine the effects of CAP on depot employees and managers. Three groups of employees were surveyed and several managers were interviewed. The results of the data analysis are mixed, indicating a variety of attitudes and reactions toward the Commercial Activities Program. The researchers propose the Organization Development approach as a way to manage the change imposed by CAP. An open-systems model is presented to illustrate the system-wide perspective and provide a method for achieving organization health. Assistance from the Navy's Organization Effectiveness Centers is recommended as an important resource for organizations such as a depot to draw on to manage change and achieve organization health. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Contract administration, *Management planning and control, *Cost effectiveness, *Logistics support, *Industries, Supply depots, Repair, Naval vessels, Ships, Commerce, United States Government, Organizations, Statistical analysis, Data acquisition, Surveys, Naval research, Research management, Theses

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE