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Entropy as a Measure of Stability in a Manpower System
Sally McClean and Tunji Abodunde
The Journal of the Operational Research Society
Vol. 29, No. 9 (Sep., 1978), pp. 885-889
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3009561
Page Count: 5
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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. It is shown for several companies that the entropy measure does in fact reflect the changes in length of service structure taking place within the firm.
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