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    Understanding Resources, Competences, and Capabilities in EU Common Security and Defence Policy

    Galavan, Robert J. (2015) Understanding Resources, Competences, and Capabilities in EU Common Security and Defence Policy. Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    This paper defines key terms for the Improving the Effectiveness of EU Capabilities in Conflict Intervention (IECEU) project. The terms of focal interest are resources, capabilities, competences, together with effectiveness, efficiency, and success. Together they describe the projects interest in improving the capacity of EU missions and operations (capabilities) to achieve goals (effectiveness) through appropriate use of resources (efficiency) to deliver on EU objectives (success). The paper draws on strategic management literature to provide the theoretical basis and conceptual framework. Having described the interplay of resources, competences, capabilities, and objectives, the paper defines multi-level static, dynamic, and creative capabilities. It then goes on to consider the implications for CSDP and sets established headline civilian and military goals in the framework. There is a brief discussion on the need for comprehensive capabilities to deliver a comprehensive approach. Appendices are provided to indicate possible routes for empirical field work enquiries.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653371.
    Keywords: CSDP; EEAS; EU; conflict intervention; capabilities; resources; competences;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Edward M Kennedy Institute
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 6291
    Depositing User: Professor Robert Galavan
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 13:49
    Journal or Publication Title: Working Paper
    Refereed: No
    Funders: Horizon 2020
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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