Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A small country by Stefan Markowski,Peter Hall,Robert Wylie

By Stefan Markowski,Peter Hall,Robert Wylie

Arms purchases are one of the costliest, technologically not easy and politically debatable judgements made by means of modern day governments. Superpower spending on guns platforms is greatly analysed and mentioned. yet defence procurement in smaller business international locations comprises assorted matters which obtain much less recognition. This quantity provides a common framework for realizing smaller nation defence procurement supported by way of state, and venture studies.

Part I provides a normal framework for analysing smaller state defence procurement, concentrating on the formation of nationwide defence functions. The framework is then used to examine concerns round the improvement of procurement call for, the features of defence provide, contracts and relationships among purchasers and , and executive coverage for defence procurement and improvement. half II focuses on defence procurement in seven smaller commercial countries with largely various ancient and political settings (Australia, Canada, Israel, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands). half III comprises Australian case reviews of the procurement matters raised in, respectively, the naval shipbuilding and in a massive, advanced defence project.

The publication addresses the desires of private and non-private quarter managers, army planners, procurement experts, policy-makers, and defence procurement and educators. It offers common rules in an obtainable demeanour and issues to real-world event to demonstrate the rules at paintings. for that reason it will likely be of curiosity to students and practitioners in defence economics, strategic procurement, public region procurement, and defence coverage.

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