Teaching Case - Rise and Fall of ADEA (Epilogue)

Rise and Fall of ADEA (Epilogue)


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  • Product Description

    This case tells the story of the Army Development and Employment Agency, established by the army chief of staff in the early 1980s to procure quickly and efficiently relatively small items which could be of great use to troops in the field-without using established procurement procedures. Over time, however, ADEA, as a small, maverick agency, conflicts with the established army procurement bureaucracy over issues such as testing and purchase of "off-the-shelf" products and is, ultimately, eliminated. The case implicitly asks one to consider the reasons for the rules which ADEA challenges and to ponder whether an upstart, parallel agency was the best way to deal with perceived inefficiency.

  • Other Details

    Publication Date: January 01, 1990
    HKS Case Number: 1004.1
    Case Author: Harvey Simon
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 1
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    Funding Source: Department of the Army
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: US & Canada
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