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World War II brought together a group of psychiatrists and clinical and social psychologists in the British Army who developed a number of radical, action-oriented organizational innovations in social psychiatry. They became known as the "Tavistock Group," since the core members had been at the pre-war Tavistock Clinic. At the post-war Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, they developed a pioneering mode of relating theory and practice, called in these volumes "The Social Engagement of Social Science." Previous volumes presented two of three interdependent perspectives: the socio-psychological (Volume I, 1990) and the socio-technical (Volume II, 1993). The latest volume, on the socio-ecological perspective, completes the set.

The socio-ecological perspective is concerned with the coevolution of systems and their environments. It considers the broader environment which shapes not only the task environments of socio-technical organizations but the institutional and cultural environment that confronts the individual.

Volume III focuses on nonhierarchical forms of organization facilitating inter-organizational relations in complex and rapidly changing environments. This perspective provides a guide to institution building for the future.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Series Information, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Historical Overview: The Foundation and Development of the Tavistock Institute to 1989
  2. pp. 1-35
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  1. Introduction to Volume III
  2. pp. 36-46
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  1. Formulating the Perspective
  2. pp. 47-52
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  1. The Causal Texture of Organizational Environments
  2. pp. 53-65
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  1. The Next Thirty Years: Concepts, Methods and Anticipations
  2. pp. 66-94
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  1. Conceptual Developments
  2. pp. 95-98
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  1. Passive Maladaptive Strategies
  2. pp. 99-114
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  1. Active Maladaptive Strategies
  2. pp. 115-135
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  1. The Extended Social Field and Its Informational Structure
  2. pp. 136-146
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  1. Active Adaptation: The Emergence of Ideal-Seeking Systems
  2. pp. 147-169
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  1. Referent Organizations and the Development of Inter-Organizational Domains
  2. pp. 170-184
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  1. Hyperturbulence and the Emergence of Type V Environments
  2. pp. 185-202
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  1. The Vortical Environment: The Fifth in the Emery-Trist Levels of Organizational Environments
  2. pp. 203-229
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  1. Educational Paradigms: An Epistemological Revolution
  2. pp. 230-263
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  1. Adaptive Systems for Our Future Governance
  2. pp. 264-278
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  1. Methodological Developments
  2. pp. 279-282
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  1. Methodological Premises of Social Forecasting
  2. pp. 283-302
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  1. A Graph Theoretic Approach to the Investigation of System-Environment Relationships
  2. pp. 303-327
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  1. Causal Path Analysis
  2. pp. 328-335
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  1. Project Australia: Measuring Ideals in a Nation
  2. pp. 336-353
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  1. Co-Genetic Logic: A Foundation for Behavior Logic
  2. pp. 354-377
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  1. On Various Approaches to the Study of Organizations
  2. pp. 378-388
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  1. The Search Conference: Design and Management of Learning with a Solution to the "Pairing" Puzzle
  2. pp. 389-412
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  1. Planning and Policy
  2. pp. 413-416
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  1. Systems, Messes and Interactive Planning
  2. pp. 417-438
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  1. Connective Planning: From Practice to Theory and Back
  2. pp. 439-469
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  1. Planning for Real but Different Worlds
  2. pp. 470-487
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  1. Policy: Appearance and Reality
  2. pp. 488-512
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  1. Operational Papers
  2. pp. 513-516
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  1. The Environment and System Response Capability: A Futures Perspective
  2. pp. 517-535
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  1. Industrial Democracy and Regional Decentralization
  2. pp. 536-550
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  1. Quality of Working Life and Community Development: Some Reflections on the Jamestown Experience
  2. pp. 551-569
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  1. On Participative Democracy
  2. pp. 570-588
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  1. Design and Change in Ship Organization
  2. pp. 589-617
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  1. A Position Statement on International Development: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. pp. 618-634
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  1. Futures—Probable and Possible
  2. pp. 635-636
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  1. Some Observations on Workplace Reform: The Australian Experience
  2. pp. 637-649
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  1. Paradigms for Societal Transition
  2. pp. 650-674
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  1. Epilogue: Orillia, Searching for the Emerging Agenda
  2. pp. 675-692
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 693-696
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 699-712
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  1. Name Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781512819069
Related ISBN
9780812281941
MARC Record
OCLC
654468150
Pages
736
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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