By Stefan Markowski,Peter Hall,Robert Wylie

Arms purchases are one of the costliest, technologically tough and politically debatable judgements made through modern day governments. Superpower spending on guns structures is extensively analysed and mentioned. yet defence procurement in smaller business nations comprises diverse concerns which obtain much less recognition. This quantity offers a basic framework for knowing smaller kingdom defence procurement supported via state, and venture studies.

Part I provides a basic framework for analysing smaller nation defence procurement, targeting the formation of nationwide defence functions. The framework is then used to examine concerns round the improvement of procurement call for, the features of defence provide, contracts and relationships among purchasers and dealers, and govt coverage for defence procurement and improvement. half II focuses on defence procurement in seven smaller business countries with greatly various historic and political settings (Australia, Canada, Israel, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands). half III contains Australian case stories of the procurement concerns raised in, respectively, the naval shipbuilding and in an immense, advanced defence project.

The e-book addresses the wishes of private and non-private zone managers, army planners, procurement experts, policy-makers, and defence procurement and educators. It offers normal ideas in an obtainable demeanour and issues to real-world event to demonstrate the foundations at paintings. for that reason will probably be of curiosity to students and practitioners in defence economics, strategic procurement, public quarter procurement, and defence coverage.

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