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Entropy as a Measure of the Experience Distribution in a Manpower System

P.-C. G. Vassiliou
The Journal of the Operational Research Society
Vol. 35, No. 11 (Nov., 1984), pp. 1021-1025
DOI: 10.2307/2582459
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2582459
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Abstract

It is important when studying a manpower system to be able to measure stability of the experience distribution and thus evade possible trauma. This paper develops the use of entropy as such a measure, both for the comparison of different companies in steady state, and as a means of monitoring the changes in tenure distribution in time for a particular firm. This is achieved by finding the probability of a person to be in a specific length of service class as t→∞ under the more general assumptions possible.

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