Readings

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WEEK # TOPICS READINGS
1 Organizational Theory / Research Amazon logo Wilson, James Q. Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1991. ISBN: 9780465007851.
2 Recruitment, Socialization and Hierarchy Amazon logo Ricks, Thomas E. Making the Corps. New York, NY: Scribner, 1997. ISBN: 9780684831091.

Snider, Don M., and Gayle L. Watkins. "The Future of Army Professionalism: A Need for Renewal and Redefinition." Parameters 30, no. 3 (Autumn 2000).
3 Men Against Fire / Cohesion + Disintegration

Amazon logo Marshall, S. L. A. Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000. Chapters 3-6. ISBN: 9780806132808.


Amazon logo Glenn, Russell W. Reading Athena's Dance Card: Men against Fire in Vietnam. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000. ISBN: 9781557503169.

Amazon logo Janowitz, Morris, and Edward Shils. "Cohesion and disintegration in the Wehrmacht." In Center and Periphery: Essays in Macrosociology. Edited by Edward Shils. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1975, pp. 345-383. ISBN: 9780226753171.

Amazon logo Bartov, Omer. "The Demodernization of the Front," and "The Destruction of the Primary Group." Chapters 1-2 in Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis and War in the Third Reich. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1991, pp. 12-58. ISBN: 9780195068795.

Amazon logo Bourke, Joanna. "The Pleasures of War." Chapter 1 in An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-Face Killing in Twentieth-Century Warfare . New York, NY: Basic Books, 1999, pp. 1-31. ISBN: 9780465007370.

4 Friendly Fire / Organizational Failure Amazon logo Snook, Scott. Friendly Fire: The Accidental Shootdown of U.S. Black Hawks over Northern Iraq. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780691005065.
5 Information Processing / Organization Learning Rochlin, Gene, Todd La Porte, and Karlene Roberts. "The Self-designing, High Reliability Organization: Aircraft Carrier Flight Operations at Sea." Naval War College Review 40, no. 4 (Autumn 1987): 76-90.

Amazon logo Doubler, Michael D. "The Schoolhouse of War." Closing with the Enemy: How GIs fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1994, pp. 265-303. ISBN: 9780700606757.

Amazon logo Michel, Marshall L., III. Clashes: Air Combat over North Vietnam, 1965-1972. Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute Press, 1997. ISBN: 9781557505859.
6 Organizational Evolution / Adjusting to the Environment Amazon logo Chisholm, Donald. Waiting for Dead Men's Shoes: Origins and Development of the U.S. Navy's Officer Personnel System, 1793-1941. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. Chapters 1, 2, and 28. ISBN: 9780804735254.
7 Military Innovation / Alternative Theories Amazon logo Rosen, Stephen Peter. "Thinking About Military Innovation." Chapter 1 in Winning the Next War: Innovation and the Modern Military. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1991, pp. 1-22. ISBN: 9780801425561.

Amazon logo Posen, Barry. "Explaining military doctrine." Chapter 2 in The Sources of Military Doctrine: France, Britain, and Germany Between the World Wars. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1984, pp. 34-80. ISBN: 9780801416330.

Cote, Owen. The Third Battle: Innovation in the U.S. Navy's Silent Cold War Struggle with Soviet Submarines. MIT Security Studies Program, March 2000.

Amazon logo Sapolsky, Harvey M. Science and the Navy: The History of the Office of Naval Research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990, chapters 2-4, pp. 9-81. ISBN: 9780691078472.
8 Influencing Organizations / The Limits of Outside Advice Amazon logo Sapolsky, Harvey M. Science and the Navy: The History of the Office of Naval Research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990, chapter 6, pp. 99-117. ISBN: 9780691078472.

Amazon logo Needell, Allen A. Science, Cold War and the American State: Loyd V. Berkner and the Balance of Professional Ideals. New York, NY: Routledge, 2000. Chapters 6, 8, and 9, pp. 155-180 and 199-257. ISBN: 9789057026218.

Amazon logo Gorn, Michael H. Harnessing the Genie: Science and Technology Forecasting for the Air Force, 1944-1986. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force, 1988. ISBN: 9780912799520.
9 Organizational Rigidity / Organizational Change Amazon logo Michel, Marshall L., III. The 11 Days of Christmas: America's Last Vietnam Battle. San Francisco, CA: Encounter Books, 2001. ISBN: 9781893554245.

Amazon logo Worden, Michael. The Rise of the Fighter Generals: The Problem of Air Force Leadership, 1945-1982. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: Air University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9789997977496.
10 Organizational Design
11-12 Student Papers