An evaluation of the perceptions influencing civilian defense contractor's pursuit of hazardous duty assignments

by Simon, Timothy G., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2011, 140 pages; 3487538


Private sector civilian defense contractors are needed more than ever by government customers to provide countless services in dangerous locations such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Due to the negative ramifications suffered by all parties (providing organizations, government customers, and contractors themselves) when poorly chosen contractors are sent abroad to provide these services, assistance is needed to identify the best prospects to deploy. This quantitative study investigates contractor perceptions of the influences that contribute to their desire to pursue and accept (or not) assignments to dangerous environments. Through the use of an online survey, actual deployed or deployable contractors provide their responses regarding a number of influential factors. Results are analyzed along with foundational demographic trends to provide a glimpse of this unique workforce.

AdviserJanice Spangenburg
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organization theory; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3487538

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