Organization Theory and the Military

Discipline is key to the Army's organizational scheme.

Army soldiers saluting. (Image courtesy of Sgt. Benjamin T. Donde and taken from U.S. Army Web.)


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Spring 2003



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This course explores organizational concepts and research methods that explain the performance and development of military organizations in peace and war. Classic studies are reviewed. Approaches to current policy problems based on theoretical insights into military organizations and practices are also considered. The class stresses development of new theory.

Sapolsky, Harvey. 17.466 Organization Theory and the Military, Spring 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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