Accession Number : AD0610027

Title :   DECENTRALIZED MANPOWER ALLOCATION BY SHADOW PRICING.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Karush,William

Report Date : 27 OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A mathematical model is described for the optimal allocation of scientific and engineering manpower among several research and development projects. It is based upon the concept of shadow prices and is advocated as an approach which provides an acceptable balance between centralized and decentralized control. The model takes into account, for each project, not only the cost of varying manpower, but also the cost of changing the level from one period to the next. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT), (*RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MANPOWER, ECONOMICS, MOBILIZATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE