....to  Trist's Biography

PUBLICATIONS  of Eric L. Trist


With  Virginia Trist. A Glance at Grey Lodge clubs; from a psychologist’s point  of view. Reprinted from the Forty-Eighth annual report of the Dundee  Social Union and Grey Lodge settlement.


Short tests of  low-grade intelligence, III. Occupational Psychology, Volume XV Number 3.


With Virginia Trist. The quality of mental test  performance in intellectual deterioration. Reprinted from “Discussion on  the quality of mental test performance in intellectual deterioration,”  Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, March 1943, Vol. XXXVI, No.  5, 243-249.

With Virginia Trist. Psychiatric studies of  unemployment.(Title page missing.)


With J.D.  Sutherland. Preliminary technical appreciation of the problem of selecting  higher grade civil servants during the reconstruction period (Tavistock  Document No. T423). London: Tavistock Institute.


With  A.T.M. Wilson and A. Curle. Transitional communities and social  reconnection: A study of the civil resettlement of British prisoners of  war. Human Relations, I(l), 42-68.

With A.T.M. Wilson and A. Curle.  Transitional communities and social reconnection: A study of the civil  resettlement of British prisoners of war. Human Relations,I(2),  240-90.


With K.W. Bamforth. Some social and  psychological consequences of the Longwall Method of Coal-Getting. Human  Relations, 4(l), 3-38.


With A.K. Rice. Institutional  and sub-institutional determinants of change in labour turnover. (The  Glacier Project- VIII). Human Relations, 5(4), 34771.

With A.T.M.  Wilson & A. Curle. Transitional communities and social reconnection: A  study of the civil resettlement of British prisoners of war. In G.E.  Swanson, T.M. Newcomb, & L.E. Hartley (Eds.), Readings in social  psychology (pp. 561-579). New York: H. Holt &  Co.


Some observations on the machine face as a  socio-technical system (Tavistock Document No. 341). London: Tavistock  Institute.

An area training school in the National Coal Board  (Tavistock Document No. 342). London: Tavistock Institute.

Area  organization in the National Coal Board (Tavistock Document No. 343).  London: Tavistock Institute.

With E.L. Herbert. The institution of  an absent leader by a Students' Discussion Group. Human Relations, 6(3),  215-45.

With J.M.M. Hill. A consideration of industrial accidents  as a means of withdrawal from the work situation. Human Relations, 6(4),  357-80.

A policy appreciation of management development. London:  Tavistock/ Unilever Ltd.


With J.M.M. Hill. Changes in  accidents and other absences with length of service. Human Relations,  8(2), 121-52.


Work organization at the Coal Face: A  comparative study of mining systems (Tavistock Document No. 506). London:  Tavistock Institute.

With B. Semeonoff. Diagnostic performance  tests London: Tavistock Publications.


With C. Sofer.  Exploration in group relations. Leicester: Leicester University  Press.

On socio-technical systems. An Open University lecture  jointly sponsored by the Departments of Engineering and Psychology at the  University of Cambridge, November 18.

With G.W. Higgin & F.E.  Emery. Communications in the National Farmers' Union. London: National  Farmers'Union.

With H. Murray. Organisation de Travail dans les  Tailles, Etude Comparative des Methods d'Exploitation Minere. Bulletin  CERP, 8(4).


With H. Murray. Adoption Progressive d’une  Organisation de Travail en Equipe. Bulletin CERP,  9(2),153-64.

Introduction. In W. Brown (Ed.), Explorations in  management (p. 36). London: Heinemann.

Social structure and  psychological stress. In J.M. Tanner (Ed.), Stress and psychiatric  disorder. Proceedings of the Second Oxford Conference of the Mental Health  Research Conference. Oxford: Blakely Scientific Publications.

With  F.E. Emery. Socio-technical Systems. In C.W. Churchman & M. Verhurst  (Eds), Management Science, Models and Techniques (Vol. 2, pp. 83-97).  London: Pergamon Press.


With H. Murray. Dispositions de  Prendre en Vue d’une Mecanisation plus Pousee. Bulletin CERP, 10(l),  36-53.

Central management courses in a large organization. London:  Tavistock/ Unilever Ltd.


The emergence of system theory  in the study of organizations (Inaugural lecture in Tavistock theoretical  series presented at the Royal Society of Medicine) (Tavistock Document No.  T40). London: Tavistock Institute.

With H. Bridger. Human relations  training in Europe. Report of the First International Meeting, IMEDE,  Lausanne.


With G.W. Higgin, H. Murray, & A.B.  Pollock. Organizational choice: Capabilities of groups at the coal face  under changing technologies. London: Tavistock  Publications.


With Sir Hugh Beaver. Social research and  a national policy for science: A paper of the Council of the Tavistock  Institute of Human Relations (Tavistock Pamphlet No. 7). London: Tavistock  Institute.

Wider Organizational Networks and Their Environments.  Working Paper, Third Social Science of Organizations Seminar, Pittsburgh,  PA (June).

A strategy for depth research on British planning  processes. Working Paper, Minnowbrook Conference, University of Syracuse  (July).

The need of the social psychiatrist to influence wider  social networks and their environments (Proceedings of the Sixth  International Congress of Psychotherapy, London, August). Acta  Psychotherapeutica, 12(6).

With E. Thorsrud and F. Emery.  Industrielt Demokrati. Oslo:  Universitetsforlaget.


Contribution to Symposium on  Community Psychiatry. International Journal of Psychiatry,  1(4).

With F.E. Emery. The causal texture of organizational  environments. Human Relations, 13(l), 21-32.


Sponsor's  contribution to Symposium on Conflict Resolution. Proceedings of Cambridge  Conference on Operational Research and the Social Sciences. London:  Tavistock Publications.

Contribution to the Proceedings of the CIBA  Foundation Conference on Conflict in Society. London:  Churchill.


The relations of concepts of welare and  development in pre-industrial, industrial and post-industrial societies: A  systems theory and sociocultural analysis. Theme paper for the seminar on  Welfare and Development Programmes, Canadian Centre for Community Studies,  Ottawa (November).

Engaging with large scale systems. Paper  presented at the Douglas McGregor Memorial Conference, MIT  (November).


The professional facilitation of planned  change in organizations. In Proceedings, International Association of  Applied Psychology XVIth International Congress, Amsterdam,

With D.  Armstrong. Social science activities in eight target countries. In Main  Trends in the Social and Human Sciences. Paris:  UNESCO.


Key aspects of environmental relations In B.M.  Gross (Ed.), Monograph on appraising administrative capability for  development planning (pp. 9 1 - 97). New York: Division of Public  Administration, United Nations.

Social aspects of science policy.  Background paper for Round Table on Social Aspects of Science Policy,  University of Toronto. Senate of Canada, Proceedings of the Special  Committee on Science Policy (pp. 4794-4820). Ottawa: Queen's  Printer.


Social research institutes: Types, structure,  scope. International Social Science Journal 22(2),  322-359.

Organisation et Systeme. R. franc. Sociol, XI-XII. No.  Spec. Analyse de systernes en sciences sociales, 123-139.

Science  policy and development of research in the social sciences: The organizing  and financing of social research. Section 3 in Main Trends of Research in  the Social and Human Sciences (pp. 695-811). Paris: Mouton/ UNESCO. (Also  published as a separate monograph)

Urban North America: The  challenge of the next thirty years. Journal of the Town Planning Institute  of Canada .10(3), 1-20.


Critique of scientific  management in terms of socio-technical theory. Prakseologia, 39-40,  159-74.

Management and organization development in public  enterprises and government agencies. In Modern Management Techniques in  Developing Countries. New York: United Nations.

Epilogue. In C.P.  Hill. Towards a new philosophy of management. London: Gower  Press.

The human intake system: A socio-psychological and  socio-ecological appreciation in a futures perspective. Management and  Behavioral Science Center document, University of  Pennsylvania.


With C. Dwyer & T. Gilmore. Planning  and designing for juvenile justice. Washington, DC:  LEAA.


Types of output mix in research organizations. In  A. Cherns (Ed.), Social science and government (pp. 10 1 - 14 1). London:  Tavistock.

With F.E. Emery. Towards a social ecology: Contextual  appreciations of the future in the present. London: Plenum.

The  planning process in university medical centers. Working Papers, Management  and Behavioral Science Center, University of  Pennsylvania.


Work improvement and industrial  democracy. Theme paper for EEC Conference on Work Organization, Technology  and Motivation, EEC, Brussels.

Planning in an era of change and  uncertainty. Keynote Address, 21st Anniversary Conference, School of  Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia,  Vancouver, BC (June).

Labor-management committees and the quality  of working life in Jamestown, N.Y. Working Papers I & 2, University of  Pennsylvania, Management and Behavioral Science Center.

With L.E.  Davis. Improving the quality of working life: Socio-technical case  studies. In J. O’Toole (Ed.), Work and the quality of life, resource  papers for work in America (pp. 246-284). Cambridge, MA: MIT  Press.

The new work ethic in Europe and America. The Franklin  Foundation Lecture Series. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University  Press.


Planning the first steps toward quality of  working life in a developing country. In L.E. Davis, A.B. Cherns, &  Associates, The quality of working life, Vol. 1. Problems, prospects and  the state of the art (pp. 78-85). New York: Free  Press.


Engaging with large scale systems. In A.W. Clark  (Ed.), Experimenting with organizational life (pp. 43-57). London:  Plenum.

Action research and adaptive planning. In A.W. Clark (Ed.),  Experimenting with organizational life (pp. 223-236). London:  Plenum.

The culture of the post-industrial society. In R. Dubin  (Ed.), Work organization and society (pp. 1011-1033). New York:  Macmillan.

Critique of scientific management in terms of  socio-technical theory. In M. Wier (Ed.), Job satisfaction: Challenge and  responses in modern Britain (pp. 81-90). London: Fontana.

A Concept  of organizational ecology. Bulletin of National Labour Institute (New  Delhi), 12, 483-496.


A concept of organizational  ecology. Australian Journal of Management, 2(2),  162-75.

Collaboration in work settings: A personal perspective.  Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 13, 268-278.

With G.I.  Susman & G.R. Brown. An experiment in autonomous working in an  American underground coal mine. Human Relations 30(3),  201-236.


Employment alternatives for the eighties.  Papers presented at the Urban Seminar Six on Public Enterprises and  Government Agencies, Toronto Social Planning Council  (November).

Developing an adaptive planning capability in public  enterprise and government agencies. In J.W. Sutherland (Ed.), Management  handbook for public administrators (pp. 389-422). New York: Van Nostrand  Reinhold.

The environment and systems response capability: a  futures perspective. Keynote Address at First European Forum on  Organization Development, Aachen (November).

With J. Eldred &  R. Keidel. A new approach to economic development. Human Futures ](1),  1-12.

On socio-technical systems. In W.A. Pasmore & J.J.  Sherwood (Eds.), Sociotechnical systems: A sourcebook (pp. 43-57). La  Jolla, CA: University Associates.

The quality of working life and  organizational development. Keynote address, First International  Conference on Organizational Development, Toronto  (October).


New directions of hope. Rejional Studies,  13, 439-451.

New Concepts of Productivity. Paper presented at the  Ottawa Conference on Shaping Canada's Future in a Global Perspective  (August).

With S. Burgess. Multiple deprivation: A human and  economic approach. Linkage 3, 8-9.

Adapting to a changing world. In  G. F. Sanderson (Ed.), Industrial Democracy Today. New York: McGraw-Hill  Ryerson.

A framework for analyzing the international work  environment. In G.F. Sanderson (Ed.), Industrial democracy today. New  York: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Employment alternative for the eighties.  In Proceedings, Urban Seminar Six on Public Enterprises and Government  Agencies (pp. 152-172). Toronto: Toronto Social Planning  Council.


With R. Keidel. Decline and revitalization:  The Jamestown experience. In D. Morley et al. (Eds.), Making cities work:  The dynamics of urban innovation. London: Croom Helm.

Networking  for social change. In D. Morley et al. (Eds.), Making cities work: The  dynamics of urban innovation. London: Croom Helm. '

With C. Pava.  Project network-Labor management co-operation in the public sector:  Developments in 10 American cities. Management and Behavioral Science  Center document, University of Pennsylvania.

The professional  facilitation of planned change in organizations. In T. Johnstad (Ed.),  Group dynamics in society. Cambridge, MA: Oelgeschlages, Gunn and  Hain.

The quality of working life and organizational improvement.  Chemistry in Canada, 32(6), 33-37.

The environment and systems  response capability - A futures perspective. Futures (April), pp.  113-127.


The evolution of socio-technical systems: A  conceptual framework and an action research program. Toronto: Ontario  Ministry of Labour. (Also published in A. Van de Ven & W. Joyce [Eds],  Organization design and performance. New York:  Wiley-Interscience.)

The quality of working life and organizational  improvement. In R. Dorion (Ed.), Adapting to a changing world. Ottawa:  Labour Canada.

QWL and the 80s. Closing address to the  International Conference on QWL and the 80's, Toronto, August.

With  D. Morley. Children: Our number one resource. A Report on the Saskatchewan  Search Conference on Day Care, Cooperative College of Canada, Saskatoon  (June).

With P. Bradshaw. Feasibility of QWL. Projects in the  Sudbury Region. Occasional Paper, Ontario QWL Centre, Toronto.

With  L. Clarke. Sudbury 2001: An evolutionary analysis. Occasional Paper,  Ontario QWL Centre, Toronto.


With W. Westley. QWL in  the federal public service. Ottawa: Labour Canada.

With C. Dwyer.  The limits of laissez-faire as a socio-technical change strategy. In R.  Zager & M. Rosow (Eds.), Innovative organizations: Productivity  programs in action (pp. 149-183). New York: Pergamon.

With H.  Bridger, S.G. Gray, & N. Sanford. The early years of the Tavistock  Institute. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, History of  Management Division, New York (August).


QWL and the  80's. In H. Kolodny & H. van Beinum (Eds.), The quality of working  life and the 1980’s. New York: Praeger.

Afterword. In C.H.P. Pava,  Managing new office technology: An organizational strategy. New York: Free  Press.

Epilogue. In J.T. Ziegenfuss, Patients'rights and  organizational models: Sociotechnical systems research on mental health  programs. Washington, DC: University Press of America.

Referent  organizations and the development of inter-organizational domains. Human  Relations, 36(3), 269-284.


Preface. In B. Cunningham  & T. White (Eds.), Quality of working life: Contemporary cases.  Ottawa: Labour Canada.

Working with Bion in the 1940s: The group  decade. In M. Pines (Ed.), Bion and group psychotherapy. London: Routledge  & Kegan Paul.


Intervention strategies for  inter-organizational domains. In R. Tannenbaum et al. (Eds.), Human  systems development: New perspectives on people and organizations. San  Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


With Hugh Murray. The  Social Engagement of Social Science: A Tavistock Anthology. Vol. I The  Socio-Psychological Perspective. Philadelphia: The University of  Pennsylvania Press.


With Hugh Murray. The Social  Engagement of Social Science: A Tavistock Anthology. Vol. II The  Socio-Technical Perspective. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania  Press.


With Fred Emery and Hugh Murray. The Social  Engagement of Social Science: A Tavistock Anthology. Vol. III The  Socio-Ecological Perspective. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania  Press.