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Efficiency and Inefficiency in the Operation of the Bureau of Power and Light of Los Angeles, California

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Stearns, Charles Fordham (1924) Efficiency and Inefficiency in the Operation of the Bureau of Power and Light of Los Angeles, California. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/6R54-G504. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:06182015-140740175

Abstract

In work of this nature it is advisable to state definitely the problem attempted in order that the reader may have a clear understanding of the object of the work undertaken. The problem involved is to determine the efficiency and inefficiency in the operation of the Bureau of Power and Light of Los Angeles, California, as it exists at the present time. This will be more on the order of a government investigation than a purely engineering thesis. An engineering thesis consists or reports based on experiments and tests, etc., while the present undertaking will consist of investigation of the facts concerning the organization, operation and conduct of the business of the Bureau of Power and Light. The facts presented were obtained from several sources: (1) the writer's knowledge of the business; (2) books written on municipal ownership; (3) reports published by the Bureau, and (4) personal interviews with men connected with the organization. I have endeavored to draw conclusions from the facts thus obtained, as to the present status of the Bureau of Power and Light.

Item Type:Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Engineering ; Economics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Economics
Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:1 January 1924
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:06182015-140740175
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:06182015-140740175
DOI:10.7907/6R54-G504
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:9026
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Leslie Granillo
Deposited On:18 Jun 2015 21:27
Last Modified:04 Oct 2019 00:09

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