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Analysis of Competition in the Defense Industrial Base: An F/A-22 Case Study
Contemporary Economic Policy
  • David King, Marquette University
  • John Driessnack
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
10 p.
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Publisher
Wiley
Original Item ID
DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-7287.2006.00019.x
Abstract
Consolidation of the defense industrial base has led to concerns about whether enough competition exists between remaining firms to maintain needed cost reduction and innovation. We examine competition in the U.S. defense industrial base by performing an in-depth case study of Lockheed Martin and the F-22 program that considers multiple tiers of the industrial base. We find that defense firm specialization has led to outsourcing practices and arguably a more robust U.S. defense industrial base. Implications for government policy are identified.
Comments

Accepted version. Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2007): 57-66. DOI. © Wiley 2007. Used with permission.

David R. King was affiliated with the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB at the time of publication.

Citation Information
David King and John Driessnack. "Analysis of Competition in the Defense Industrial Base: An F/A-22 Case Study" Contemporary Economic Policy (2007) ISSN: 1074-3529
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_king/2/