Accession Number : AD0777860

Title :   A Markovian Force Structure Model.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Brothers,John N.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : A partitioned stochastic transition matrix is used as a Markovian model for structural change in graded manpower systems. The model allows four controls on system structure--recruitment, promotion/demotion, attrition and time. Through the model a means of selecting a combination of these control policies is sought which will optimize, in some sense, the benefits accruing to the managers of the personnel system in terms of the measure of merit associated with the structural change. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Manpower, *Personnel development, Personnel management, Statistical processes, Recruiting, Promotion(Advancement), Attrition, Time, Theses

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE