Military Management and the Civilian Sector

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Military Management and the Civilian Sector The Military Prepares its Managers for the Front Lines But does it Prepare them for the War of Big Business? Prepared by: Joseph Foster Strayer University CONTENTS CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION……………………………………………2 Context of the Problem………………………………………………..2 Statement of the Problem……………………………………………...3 Significance of the Study……………………………………………...4 Objectives of the Study………………………………………………..5 Research Methods……………………………………………………..5 REFERENCES CITED……………………………………………………...7 INTRODUCTION Context of the Problem The military recruits thousands of men and women a year and at the same time thousands separate and enter the civilian sector. Some of these former…show more content…
Research Methods Qualitative research will be conducted by the author within the US Navy organization. The author has been enlisted in the US Navy for 4 years and will give personal accounts of factual information witnessed during that time. This research will also include personal interviews of commissioned officers from all prescribed programs. Research involving military management styles, training, and all other aspects of military management and leadership will be conducted by the author from within the organization. Civilian sector management style research will be conducted through interviews but the majority of research will be conducted through secondary resources. Quantitative methods of research will be used for statistical studies of retention and separation numbers, years in service before separation, graduate numbers and degree totals, gross income analysis, and turnover rates. These studies will be conducted through secondary channels due to the sensitivity of these statistics. The military uses Bupers which is an organization that is responsible for personnel management and organization. Personal interviews will be conducted directly with employees and military members active in Bupers. The author is currently stationed on the USS Nassau based in Norfolk, VA. Although currently deployed and in a mission ready status, the author expects to be able to conduct research within
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