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Downsizing Big Science: Strategic Choices

W. Henry Lambright
Public Administration Review
Vol. 58, No. 3 (May - Jun., 1998), pp. 259-268
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the American Society for Public Administration
DOI: 10.2307/976566
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/976566
Page Count: 10
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Downsizing Big Science: Strategic Choices
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Abstract

The 1990s have been an era of cutback management and downsizing in government. How do agencies cope with sharply diminished resources? NASA's Big Science satellite program, until recently called "Mission to Planet Earth," illuminates issues that can affect all agencies and programs in the current era. For comparison, the Space Station and the Department of Energy's Superconducting Supercollider are also addressed. Three strategies suitable for cutback eras are discussed: resistance, mitigation, and a mix of resistance/mitigation. The goal of these strategies is not the customary one of survival and growth; it is survival and stability. Leadership is always important in governing Big Science. It is especially so in cutback times.

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