The role of culture in military innovation studies: Lessons learned from the US Air Force’s adoption of the Predator Drone, 1993-1997

  title={The role of culture in military innovation studies: Lessons learned from the US Air Force’s adoption of the Predator Drone, 1993-1997},
  author={Caitlin Lee},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  • Caitlin Lee
  • Published 26 September 2019
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this article is twofold. First, it contributes to our understanding of the role of culture in shaping innovation success and failure in the US Air Force, concluding that comp... 
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