Make-or-Buy Decisions in Aerospace Organizations
This chaplcr aims to provide an overview of lhe motivalion, slmeture and analytieal proeedure ofthe present research series. Funher, the ehapler bricf1y introduces the need for efficiency, the need for building organizations as weil as the need for thinking and aeting on a mullinationallcvel. These are pivolal topies found in alJ thrce studics ofthc present research series. 1.1 Motivation Thc primary purpose ofthis research series is to find strntegies Ihat promise to incrcasc the efficiencies of aerospaee organizations. Research in thc ficld of "cfficieney of or ganizations" is immense, but mostly disregards inefficiencies that occur uniquely for aerospaec organizutions. Economic literaturc typically addresscs the make-or-buy dcci sion with rcgard to only a fcw industry scctors (e.g., eoal, oil, gas, elcctric, agrieuhure, IT business, aUlomobile, lTUcking), bul seldom broaches the aerospace sector and docs not yel address lhc spaee scetor as a eenlral topie. Howcver, aerospace organizations offer much potential for effieicney improvcmcnls (see US Congress, 1995; A.T. Keamey, 2003). Their imponanee to global market OUl put strongly increases over the last several decades and this trend is expecled 10 con tinue in Ihe future. Thus, this research series aims 10 offer some insighls inlO Ihis rela tivcly uncxplorcd arcna.