This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes of military innovation by examining a number of the most outstanding historical cases.

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This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes of military innovation by examining a number of the most outstanding historical cases.

Two, it views military innovations through the lens of organization theory to develop generalizations about the innovation process within militaries. Three, it uses the empirical study of military innovations as a way to examine the strength and credibility of hypotheses that organization theorists have generated about innovation in non-military organizations.

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  • Introduction: organization theory Unlimited
  • Military innovation theories Unlimited
  • Strategic airpower Unlimited
  • Submarine warfare Unlimited
  • Cruise and ballistic missiles Unlimited
  • Failed innovation: counterinsurgency Unlimited
  • Transformation: the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) and beyond Unlimited

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