PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIO-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS

@article{Ropohl1999PHILOSOPHYOS,
  title={PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIO-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS},
  author={G{\"u}nter Ropohl},
  journal={Techn{\'e}: Research in Philosophy and Technology},
  year={1999},
  volume={4},
  pages={186-194}
}
  • G. Ropohl
  • Published 1 October 1999
  • Sociology
  • Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology
The notion of the socio-technical system was created in the context of labor studies by the Tavistock Institute in London about the end of the fifties (Emery/Trist, 1960). During the first decades of our century, labor studies had been largely concerned with the adaptation of humans to the organizational and technical framework of production; I just mention well known names such as Frederick Winslow Taylor or Henry Ford. In the thirties already, it is true, some researchers, like Elton Mayo… Expand
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