Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Business Administration


The objective of this thesis is to compile and analyze information on automation, beginning with its background and origin and continuing through various contemporary issues, directly or indirectly related to its development; namely, the need for automation in advancing our present-day society, socially and economically; the present-day uses and future expectations; factors standing in the way or automatic development; effects, both good and bad, attributed to automation by management, labor, and business; beliefs of management, labor and business as to the methods of adjusting these effects for the benefit of all mankind; and the question concerning automation's being the primary cause of unemployment reported in many communities today.