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RAND has opened its archives for the following publications and resources:

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Perspective—The Flaring of Intellectual Outliers: An Organizational Interpretation of the Generation of Novelty in the RAND Corporation — 2015

Mie Augier, James G. March, Andrew W. Marshall, Organization Science, Published online in Articles in Advance, April 17, 2015

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Organizing Complexity: The Hopeful Dreams and Harsh Realities of Interdisciplinary Collaboration at the RAND Corporation in the Early Cold War — 2014

Daniel Bessner, in “Cross-Disciplinary Research Ventures in Postwar Social Science,” edited by Philippe Fontaine, Special Issue, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

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Weimar Social Science in Cold War America: The Case of the Political-Military Game — 2014

Daniel Bessner, in “More Atlantic Crossings?: The Postwar Atlantic Community,” edited by Jan Logemann and Mary Nolan, Special Issue, Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 54, Bulletin Supplement 10 (2014): 91–109.

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The RAND Corporation (1989–2009): The Reconfiguration of Strategic Studies in the United States — 2012

Jean-Loup Samaan, Palgrave

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Learning Secrecy in the Early Cold War: The RAND Corporation — 2011

Janet Farrell Brodie, Diplomatic History, Volume 35, Issue 4, September 2011

The Four Pillars of High Performance: How Robust Organizations Achieve Extraordinary Results cover

The Four Pillars of High Performance: How Robust Organizations Achieve Extraordinary Results — 2005

Paul C. Light, McGraw-Hill

From Warfare to Welfare: Defense Intellectuals and Urban Problems in Cold War America cover

From Warfare to Welfare: Defense Intellectuals and Urban Problems in Cold War America — 2003

Jennifer S. Light, Johns Hopkins University Press

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Cold War Laboratory: RAND, the Air Force, and the American State — 2002

Martin J. Collins, Smithsonian Institution Press

The RAND Corporation and the Dynamics of American Strategic Thought, 1946–1962 — 1998

Andrew David May, Dissertation, History Department, Emory University

The Cold War, RAND, and the Generation of Knowledge, 1946–1962 — 1997

David Hounshell, Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences, 27(2): 237-267

Out of the Blue Yonder: The RAND Corporation's Diversification into Social Welfare Research, 1946–1968 — 1996

David R. Jardini, Dissertation, History Department, Carnegie Mellon University

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History & Strategy — 1991

Marc Trachtenberg, Princeton University Press

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The RAND Corporation: Case Study of a Nonprofit Advisory Corporation — 1966

Bruce L. R. Smith, Harvard University Press

Other Resources

Oral history project conducted within the Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum — 1997