On manpower planning in the presence of learning

Yigal Gerchak, Mahmut Parlar, S. Sankar Sengupta

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Manpower planning models rarely incorporate effects of learning on production capacity. Here those effects are explored through some models. First, we discuss a discrete-time model in which capacity is maintained at a desired level through appropriate recruitment and layoffs. Then we propose a related continuous-time partial differential equation model, and derive the recruitment rate level which will maintain capacity. Some examples are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-303
Number of pages9
JournalEngineering Costs and Production Economics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes


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