Document Type

Graduate Research


Master of Science

Publication Date



In the short span of the decade from 1950 to 1960 the application of the electronic computer has become a dominating force in the working operation. Automation came first to the factory, then to the office and finally to the rank and file of management. The influence of automation reaches everywhere, from day labor to executives, from production to sales, and from one department to the entire social and economic system. Automation is influencing economic policies, patterns of industrial organization, and work cooperation. Since Taiwan was an underdeveloped country, there was no institution that adopted the electronic computer as a data processing instrument before the year 1964, but because of the fast rate of economic growth, the Gross National Product has increased 384 percent from 1952 to 1971. With the fast rate of economic growth, it was necessary to adapt the electronic computer to the business world. Government offices, educational institutions, factories, and offices use the electronic computer regularly. From 1964 to 1973, there were 46 institutions in Taiwan which had installed 49 pieces of electronic computer equipment. The purpose of this investigation was to delineate the current status of electronic data processing in Taiwan, Republic of China.


iv, 35 leaves; 28 cm. Bibliography: leaf 35.