The Entropy Theoretic Measure for Manpower Systems in Perspective

  • VU Ekhosuehi
  • AA Osagiede
Keywords: entropy, manpower system, Markov chain, Matlab package

Abstract

This study provides a realistic appraisal of the use of entropy measures in manpower systems. The appraisal shows that the existing entropy measures for manpower systems give a partial picture of the behavioural mechanism of the system. Consequent upon this, we propose the use of transition probabilities of the imbedded Markov chain for manpower systems as inputs in the entropy statistic. The proposal is illustrated by refining the basic Shannon entropy rate and implemented in Matlab computing environment.

Keywords: entropy, manpower system, Markov chain, Matlab package.

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