A Nonlinear Goal-Arc Network Extension of the Multi-Level Coherence Model for EEO.
Management sciences research rept.,
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA MANAGEMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH GROUP
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The model developed in this report is an extension and reformulation of a model called the Coherence model for guiding EEO Equal Employment Opportunity planning at the micro-level in the U.S. Navys civilian workforce developed by Charnes, Cooper, Lewis and Niehaus. This model is called the Goal-Arc model. Like its predecessors, the Goal-Arc model utilizes a goal programming approach with embedded Markoff processes. As in the Coherence model, piecewise linear goal functionals with artifact goals are used to approximate the transition relations of the Markoff process. The Goal-Arc model, however, carries this to another stage of development. Analytical as well as network formations and interpretations are provided in the following article. A numerical example with related interpretations for EEO planning is also provided. Author
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