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Module Reading List

Systems Thinking and Consulting Practice, 2019/20, Semester J03
Dr Matthew Davis
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

You will be provided with a set of references after each session relating to the individual topics taught. The references below give a good general introduction to socio-technical systems theory. Due to the advanced nature of this module a single core textbook is not available, you will be expected to follow-up on references and to read relevant journal articles.

Core Texts

Cherns, A.B. (1976). The principles of sociotechnical design. Human relations29, 783-792.

Cherns, A.B. (1987). Principles of sociotechnical design revisited. Human relations40, 153-162.

Clegg, C.W. (2000). Sociotechnical principles for system design. Applied ergonomics., 31, 463–477.

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., Jayewardene, D. N. W., & Clegg, C. W. (2014). Advancing socio-technical systems thinking: A call for bravery. Applied ergonomics. , 45(2, Part A), 171 - 180. doi:

Eason, K. (2014). Afterword: The past, present and future of sociotechnical systems theory. Applied ergonomics. , 45(2, Part A), 213-220. doi:

Glendon, A.I., Clarke, S. & McKenna, E.F. (2006). Human safety and risk management ( 2 nd Edition). CRC Press.

Hughes, H. P. N., Clegg, C. W., Bolton, L. E., & Machon, L. C. (2017). Systems scenarios: A tool for facilitating the socio-technical design of work systems. Ergonomics. , 60(10), 1319-1335. doi:10.1080/00140139.2017.1288272

Salmon, P.M., Cornelissen, M., & Trotter, M.J. (2012). Systems-based accident analysis methods: A comparison of Accimap, HFACS, and STAMP. Safety science. , 50, 1158–1170.

Mumford, E. (2006). The story of socio-technical design: Reflections on its successes, failures and potential. Information systems journal. , 16(4), 317-342. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2575.2006.00221.x

This list was last updated on 31/05/2018