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Title: Combat personnel : the effects of material, politics, management, and attributes on their capabilities and performance
Author: Newsome, Bruce
ISNI:       0000 0001 3444 3166
Awarding Body: The University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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Why do the combat capabilities and performance of combat personnel vary? There are four main explanations, each respectively asserting the influence of: material endowments; domestic politics; personnel management; and personnel attributes. First, theories of international relations, military power, military capability, and military technology imply that capabilities and performance reflect material endowments, but contradictorily imply that militaries compensate for inferior material endowments by emphasizing combat personnel. Second, some democratic victory theories claim that democracies produce better commanders, superior strategies, more motivated personnel, or better-managed personnel.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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