Requiem for a lightweight: The Northrop f-20 strategic initiative
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2006
Copyright © 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 59–68, January 1990
How to Cite
Jurkus, A. F. (1990), Requiem for a lightweight: The Northrop f-20 strategic initiative. Strat. Mgmt. J., 11: 59–68. doi: 10.1002/smj.4250110105
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 18 MAY 1989
- Manuscript Received: 20 MAY 1988
This study focuses upon the recently discontinued F-20 program of the Northrop Corporation. Northrop's strategic initiative is analyzed historically and comparatively, and the implications of the program failure are discussed with respect to government procurement policy, defense contracting, international trade and arms transfer, and global competition in aerospace.