Eric L. Trist... founding Socio-Technical Systems Theorist
The history, context and early development of Socio-Technical
Systems theory and practice is largely expressed in the work of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. These web pages provide resources for understanding and accessing that history.
"Permission to publish this web version of the Tavistock Anthology for viewing and download has been granted by the University of Pennsylvania Press."
The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Foundation, History, Research and Publications
1941 - 1989
"The Social Engagement of Social Science:
A Tavistock Anthology"
Volume I - The Socio-Psychological Perspective
Volume II - The Socio-Technical Systems Perspective
Volume III - The Socio-Ecological Perspective
Biography of Eric L.Trist (1911 - 1993)
Eric Trist was a founder member of the Tavistock Institute and chairman from 1956 - 1966. He spent his last years in the preparation of The Social Engagement of Social Science.
This website is archival. It provides a history/work of the Tavistock Institute
and describes the contributions of the Tavistock to social science by reference to the publications of its members and associates.