Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

10 p.

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Contemporary Economic Policy

Source ISSN

1074-3529

Original Item ID

DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-7287.2006.00019.x

Abstract

Consolidation of the defense industrial base has led to concerns about whether enough competition exists between remaining firms to maintain needed cost reduction and innovation. We examine competition in the U.S. defense industrial base by performing an in-depth case study of Lockheed Martin and the F-22 program that considers multiple tiers of the industrial base. We find that defense firm specialization has led to outsourcing practices and arguably a more robust U.S. defense industrial base. Implications for government policy are identified.

Comments

Accepted version. Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2007): 57-66. DOI. © Wiley 2007. Used with permission.

David R. King was affiliated with the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB at the time of publication.

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