Todd R. La Porte

Professor, Department of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

Todd La Porte teaches in the areas of organization theory, technology and politics and the organizational and decision making dynamics of large, complex, technologically intensive organizations, and the problems of governance in a technological society. His research concerns the evolution of large-scale organizations operating technologies demanding very high level of operating reliable (nearly failure free) performance across a number of management generations, and the relationship of large-scale technical systems to political legitimacy. This took him to Los Alamos National Laboratory examining the institutional challenges of multi-generation nuclear missions. More recently, he has been drawn into questions of crisis management.

last updated: November 11th, 2011

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