Download

Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 3.6 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback99 pages $15.00 $12.00 20% Web Discount

Case studies of 25 small defense suppliers in southern California were used to examine the hypothesis that such firms have been especially hard-hit by the Pentagon's budget cutbacks between 1989 and 1994. Research found that electronics and materials firms were generally more successful at making up lost revenue than were machine shops and aircraft parts firms. Most firms had downsized, but management believed that they could increase production to previous peak levels within a few months if necessary. Few firms had made use of federal defense conversion programs, but quite a few had received funds from the state of California to retrain workers.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Methods and Limitations

  • Chapter Three

    Effects of Defense Downsizing on Firms

  • Chapter Four

    Adjusting to Defense Downsizing

  • Chapter Five

    Dual-Use Production

  • Chapter Six

    Use and Effectiveness of Government Programs

  • Chapter Seven

    A Look at the Future

  • Chapter Eight

    Discussion and Policy Implications

  • Appendix

    Defense Suppliers Interview

This report is part of the RAND Corporation monograph report series. The monograph/report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1993 to 2003. RAND monograph/reports presented major research findings that addressed the challenges facing the public and private sectors. They included executive summaries, technical documentation, and synthesis pieces.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.