STRATEGIC DETERMINERS AND FACTORS OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT RELATED TO THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY
Keywords:Strategy, Cooperation, Innovation, Excellency, Quality, Responsibility, Industry of Defense, Modernization, Defence Culture.
AbstractThe 21st century presents a scenario of
challenges in matters of security and
defence, in which the Spanish Armed Forces
(FAS) and the Defence Systems (SDE) both
play a fundamental role. As a result, the
Spanish Armed Forces are immersed in
professionalisation and modernisation,
as derived from the European Security and
Defence Policy, from the objectives presented
in the National Defence Directives, and the
Strategic Defence Review. This situation
makes it necessary to count on companies
related to the defence industry which
favour the new model of FAS and SDE.
The objectives set out in this study are:
1) the analysis of the determining factors for the
modernisation and professionalisation of the FAS
and SDE; as well as, 2) the analysis of the
possible cooperation of the Ministry of Defence with
External Organisations. We seek to highlight
the possible dependence between aspects
linked to the variables of the “Focus for
the Organisation of Defence (EOD)”, and its
results, the innovation and the measures of
business excellence. We focussed the design
of the investigation towards the study of the
strategic determiners and the competitive
changes which have occurred in the
companies related to the defence industry.
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