17.462 Innovation in Military Organizations, Spring 2001
Author(s)Posen, Barry; Sapolsky, Harvey M.
Innovation in Military Organizations
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Explores the origins, rate, and impact of innovations in military organizations, doctrine, and weapons. Emphasis on organization theory approaches. Comparisons with nonmilitary and non-US experience included. From the course home page: Course Description Innovations have frequently determined the course of wars. This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes of military innovation by examining a number of the most outstanding historical cases. Two, it views military innovations through the lens of organization theory to develop generalizations about the innovation process within militaries. Three, it uses the empirical study of military innovations as a way to examine the strength and credibility of hypotheses that organization theorists have generated about innovation in non-military organizations.
Political science, security studies, Innovation, military organizations, war, history, cases, organization theory, empirical study, land warfare, battleships, airpower, submarine, missiles, armor, military affairs, Military art and science -- Technological innovations