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Stimulating Innovation in Naval Special Warfare by Utilizing Small Working Groups
Stimulating Innovation in Naval Special Warfare by Utilizing Small Working Groups

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NAVAL
 
POSTGRADUATE
 
SCHOOL
 
Monterey,
 
California
 
THESIS
 
STIMULATING
 
INNOVATION
 
IN
 
NAVAL
 
SPECIAL
 
WARFARE
 
BY
 
UTILIZING
 
MALL
 
WORKING
 
GROUPS
 
by
 
Thomas
 
A.
 
Rainville
 
Thesis
 
Advisor:
 
Second Reader:
 
March
 
2001
 
David
 
Tucker
 
Susan
 
Hocevar
 
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for
 
public
 
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for
 
reviewing
 
instruction,
 
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and
 
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3.
 
REPORT
 
TYPE
 
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COVERED
 
Master's
 
Thesis
 
4.
 
TITLE
 
AND
 
SUBTITLE:
 
Stimulating
 
Innovation
 
inNaval
 
Special
 
Warfare
 
by
 
Utilizing
 
Small
 
Working
 
roups
 
6.
 
AUTHOR(S)
 
Rainville,
 
Thomas
 
A.
 
5.
 
FUNDING
 
NUMBERS
 
7.
 
PERFORMING
 
ORGANIZATION
 
NAME(S)
 
AND
 
ADDRESS(ES)
 
Naval
 
Postgraduate
 
School
 
Monterey,
 
CA
 
3943-5000
 
i.
 
PERFORMING
 
ORGANIZATION
 
REPORT
 
NUMBER
 
9.
 
SPONSORING
 
/
 
MONITORING
 
AGENCY
 
NAME(S)
 
AND
 
ADDRESS(ES)
 
N/A
 
10.
 
SPONSORING
 
/
 
MONITORING
 
AGENCY
 
REPORT
 
NUMBER
 
11.
 
SUPPLEMENTARY
 
NOTES
 
he
 
views
 
expressed
 
in
 
this
 
thesis
 
are
 
those
 
of
 
the
 
author
 
and
 
do
 
not
 
reflect
 
the
 
official
 
policy
 
or
 
position
 
of
 
the
 
Department
 
of
 
Defense
 
or
 
the
 
U.S.
 
Government.
 
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DISTRIBUTION
 
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AVAILABILITY
 
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release;
 
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12b.
 
DISTRIBUTION
 
CODE
 
13.
 
ABSTRACT
 
(maximum 200
 
words)
 
Naval
 
Special
 
Warfare
 
has
 
produced
 
successful
 
innovation
 
by
 
using
 
small
 
working
 
groups.
 
aval
 
Special
 
Warfare
 
deems
 
an
 
innovation
 
successful
 
if
 
it
 
results
 
in
 
a
 
more
 
efficient,
 
less
 
risky,
 
more
 
cost
 
effective
 
method
 
to
 
conduct
 
special
 
operations.
 
The
 
Quantum
 
Leap
 
program
 
is
 
an
 
example
 
of
 
successful
 
innovation
 
in
 
Naval
 
Special
 
Warfare
 
produced
 
by
 
a
 
small
 
working
 
group.
 
ow
 
have
 
these
 
small
 
groups
 
been
 
able
 
to
 
produce
 
successful
 
innovations?
 
Michael
 
McCaskey's
 
Theory
 
offers
 
an
 
explanation
 
of
 
how
 
small
 
working
 
groups
 
innovate.
 
is
 
theory
 
is
 
a
 
generally
 
accepted
 
theory
 
on
 
how
 
to
 
produce
 
innovation
 
in
 
the
 
business
 
world
 
by
 
using
 
small
 
working
 
groups.
 
McCaskey
 
identified
 
three
 
variables
 
needed
 
to
 
produce
 
innovation:
 
)
 
the
 
small
 
working
 
group
 
must
 
have
 
the
 
support
 
and
 
protection
 
of
 
the
 
leadership,
 
2)
 
have
 
access
 
to
 
resources,
 
and
 
3)
 
have
 
autonomy
 
from
 
established
 
structure
 
within
 
an
 
organization.
 
fter
 
interviews
 
with
 
senior
 
Naval
 
Special
 
Warfare
 
officers,
 
two
 
additional
 
variables
 
were
 
deemed
 
important.
 
wnership
 
and
 
the
 
license
 
to
 
fail
 
were
 
added
 
to
 
McCaskey's
 
three
 
variables.
 
This
 
thesis
 
will
 
test
 
which
 
variables
 
were
 
or
 
were
 
not
 
present
 
during
 
three
 
Naval
 
Special
 
Warfare
 
case
 
studies
 
where
 
small
 
working
 
groups
 
attempted
 
to
 
produce
 
innovation.
 
wo
 
of
 
the
 
case
 
studies
 
successfully
 
produced
 
innovation,
 
but
 
the
 
final
 
case
 
study
 
failed
 
to
 
produce
 
an
 
innovation.
 
his
 
thesis
 
will
 
evaluate
 
the
 
five
 
variables
 
in
 
each
 
case
 
study
 
and
 
attempt
 
to
 
explain
 
why
 
the
 
innovation
 
was
 
a
 
success
 
or
 
a
 
failure.
 
14.
 
UBJECT
 
TERMS
 
15.
 
nnovation,
 
small
 
working
 
groups,
 
Quantum
 
Leap,
 
MKV
 
SOC,
 
Vision
 
2000
 
15.
 
NUMBER
 
OF
 
PAGES
 
9
2
 
16.
 
PRICE
 
CODE
 
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OF
 
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OF
 
ABSTRACT
 
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