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World War II brought together a group of psychiatrists and clinical and social psychologists in the British Army where they developed radical, action-oriented innovations in social psychiatry. They became known as the "Tavistock Group" since the core members had been at the pre-war Tavistock Clinic. They created the post-war Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and expanded on their wartime achievements by pioneering a new mode of relating theory and practice, called in these volumes, "The Social Engagement of Social Science."

There are three perspectives: the socio-psychological, the socio-technical, and the socio-ecological. These perspectives are interdependent, yet each has its own focus and is represented in a separate volume.

The Institute's dynamic social science approach to industrial problems, presented in this second volume, began with Eric Trist's coal-mining program for the development of more productive and personally satisfying self-regulating forms of work organization. The whole "Quality of Life" movement owes its theoretical and empirical basis to this pathfinding endeavor.

Volume I, The Socio-Psychological Perspective, extended the object-relations approach in psychoanalysis to group, organizational, and wider social life. This extension is related to field theory, the personality/culture approach, and open systems theory. Action-oriented papers deal with key ideas in social psychiatry, varieties of group process, new paths in family studies, the dynamics of organizational change, and the unconscious in culture and society.

Volume III will focus on non-hierarchical forms of organization facilitating inter-organizational relations in complex and rapidly changing environments—the socio-ecological perspective. This perspective is offered as a guide to institution building for the future.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Half title, Series Info, Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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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
  2. Eric Trist, Hugh Murray
  3. pp. 1-34
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  1. Volume II: The Socio-Technical Perspective
  2. p. 35
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  1. Introduction to Volume II
  2. Eric Trist
  3. pp. 36-60
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  1. Shaping a New Field
  2. pp. 61-63
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  1. The Stress of Isolated Dependence: The Filling Shift in the Semi-Mechanized Longwall Three-Shift Mining Cycle
  2. Eric Trist, Ken Bamforth
  3. pp. 64-83
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  1. Alternative Work Organizations: An Exact Comparison
  2. Eric Trist, Gurth Higgin, Hugh Murray, Alec Pollock
  3. pp. 84-105
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  1. Productivity and Social Organization: An Indian Automated Weaving Shed
  2. A.K. Rice
  3. pp. 106-129
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  1. The Ahmedabad Experiment Revisited: Work Organization in an Indian Weaving Shed, 1953–70
  2. Eric J. Miller
  3. pp. 130-156
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  1. Characteristics of Socio-Technical Systems
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 157-186
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  1. Conceptual Developments
  2. pp. 187-191
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  1. Designing Socio-Technical Systems for Greenfield Sites
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 192-201
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  1. The Assembly Line: Its Logic and Our Future
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 202-213
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  1. The Second Design Principle: Participation and the Democratization of Work
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 214-233
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  1. Socio-Technical Foundations for a New Social Order?
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 234-253
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  1. The Historical Validity of the Norwegian Industrial Democracy Project
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 254-258
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  1. Toward a New Philosophy of Management
  2. Paul Hill, Fred Emery
  3. pp. 259-282
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  1. Alternatives to Hierarchies
  2. David (P.G.) Herbst
  3. pp. 283-293
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  1. Designing with Minimal Critical Specifications
  2. David (P.G.) Herbst
  3. pp. 294-302
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  1. The Coming Crisis for Production Management
  2. Louis Davis
  3. pp. 303-313
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  1. Principles of Socio-Technical Design
  2. Albert Cherns
  3. pp. 314-323
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  1. Socio-Technical Ideas at the End of the ’70s
  2. Eric Trist
  3. pp. 324-337
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  1. QWL and the ’80s
  2. Eric Trist
  3. pp. 338-350
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  1. Associated Studies
  2. pp. 351-353
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  1. Organizational Choice and the New Technology
  2. Gareth Morgan
  3. pp. 354-368
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  1. On the Collaboration Between Social Scientists and Engineers
  2. LisI Klein
  3. pp. 369-384
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  1. Technology, Territory and Time: The Internal Differentiation of Complex Production Systems
  2. Eric J. Miller
  3. pp. 385-404
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  1. Strategic Projects
  2. pp. 405-408
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  1. A Learning Organization in Practice: M/S Balao
  2. David (P.G.) Herbst
  3. pp. 409-416
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  1. Action Research in an American Underground Coal Mine
  2. Gerald Susman, Eric Trist
  3. pp. 417-450
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  1. The Limits of Laissez-Faire as a Socio-Technical Change Strategy
  2. Eric Trist, Charles Dwyer
  3. pp. 451-473
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  1. Socio-Technical Projects in the Canadian Federal Public Service
  2. Bill Westley, Eric Trist
  3. pp. 474-491
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  1. The Norskhydro Fertilizer Plant
  2. Fred Emery, Einar Thorsrud
  3. pp. 492-507
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  1. Visual Display Technology, Worker Disablement and Work Organization
  2. Trevor A. Williams
  3. pp. 508-531
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  1. A New Type of Labor-Management Contract Involving the Quality of Working Life
  2. Louis Davis, Stu Sullivan
  3. pp. 532-554
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  1. Collaborative Action Research
  2. pp. 555-558
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  1. Socio-Technical Unit Operations Analysis
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 559-568
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  1. The Nine-Step Model
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 569-579
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  1. A Socio-Technical Critique of Scientific Management
  2. Eric Trist
  3. pp. 580-598
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  1. The Participative Design Workshop
  2. Fred Emery, Merrelyn Emery
  3. pp. 599-613
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  1. Legislating for Quality of Work Life
  2. Fred Emery
  3. pp. 614-617
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  1. Socio-Technical Action Simulations for Engaging with Engineering Designers
  2. Hugh Murray
  3. pp. 618-632
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  1. Work Improvement and Organizational Democracy
  2. Eric Trist
  3. pp. 633-643
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  1. Nonroutine Office Work
  2. Calvin Pava
  3. pp. 644-661
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  1. Pava's Extension of Socio-Technical Theory to Advanced Information Technologies
  2. Eric Trist
  3. pp. 662-673
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  1. A Brief Introduction to the Emerys' "Search Conference"
  2. David Morley, Eric Trist
  3. pp. 674-678
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 679-680
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 681-691
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  1. Name Index
  2. pp. 692-696
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781512819052
Related ISBN
9780812281934
MARC Record
OCLC
654468150
Pages
640
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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