Koch, James - Emeritus
James L. Koch
James L. Koch is a professor emeritus at the Leavey School of Business. He is the founding director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, and held the position of professor of management at Santa Clara University. He received his MBA and Ph.D. from UCLA. From 1990-96 he served as dean of the Leavey School of Business. In 1995 the school achieved its first national recognition from U.S. News and World Report as the 12th ranked part-time program in America.
From 1981 to 1990, he was the founding director of Organization Planning and Development at PG&E, where his department was the recipient of the National Excellence Award for contributions to organizational development from the American Society for Training and Development. Prior to that he was associate professor of management and director of the MBA and Ph.D. programs at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Koch serves on the editorial board for Health Care Management Review. His research and consulting focus on socio-technical systems and high performance organizations. His current work examines information technology and organizational change, social capital, and the psychological sense of community, and the role of technology in improving the quality of life in developing nations.