chapter  1
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What is Efficiency?

I N D U S T R I A L EFFICIENCY A N D N A T I O N A L A D V A N T A G E S

i . W H A T IS E F F I C I E N C Y ?

INTERNATIONAL comparisons of industrial efficiency have begun to attract a great deal of attention. Discussion of it, however, is still frequently clouded by misconceptions or by vagueness as to what is meant, or how " efficiency " should properly be measured, and it is therefore desirable to begin by considering these points.