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Human Capital: A System Dynamics Approach

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[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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Naval Postgraduate School

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Human capital management is a complex and often misunderstood concept for todays military organization, which requires planning for accession, talent competition and cost controls within a dynamic environment. Throughout history, the manpower required to maintain a standing military during peacetime has always been subject to a combination of the external and internal effects of competing interests over budgetary concerns and the military requirement to support national strategy. Management science has shown how to design and implement the most effective policies, but in todays dynamic environment containing emerging threats and economic opportunity, military manpower struggles to meet strategic goals. This thesis fills a gap in the literature by examining human capital management from a warfare design perspective, with a systems approach interplay to address specific resource constraints and courses of action.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]