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A Relational Approach to the Acquisition Decision-Making Process in the Military Organization
A Relational Approach to the Acquisition Decision-Making Process in the Military Organization

Author(s): Gheorghe Minculete, Luiza KRAFT
Subject(s): Economy, Other, General Reference Works
Published by: Regional Department of Defense Resources Management Studies
Keywords: situational decision for acquisition; decisions for acquisition under uncertainty circumstances; acquisition decisions under risk circumstances; the acquisition decision-making process; preparation of

Summary/Abstract: The market relations of military organizations focus on the acquisition of material goods and/or services. Nonetheless, the importance of the decisions related to the supply process is sometimes minimized. This attitude is so harmful for the efficacy and efficiency of the activities conducted by the military structure that at times it can have a negative impact on the management staff too. Problems may occur because the acquisition process must unfold performance-oriented; its main objective is the purchasing of material goods and/or services meant to ensure the smooth operation of the activities of the military organization. In case this cannot be achieved, it is highly probable that the mission of the organization itself is compromised. The present article explores the constitutive elements of the acquisition decision-making situation, certainty, uncertainty and risk connected to the purchasing mechanism, as well as the stages of the acquisition decision-making process.

  • Issue Year: 7/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 141-152
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English