Tuesday, June 19, 2001

Design recapitulates Bureaucracy Econ professor Brad DeLong talks about why his interdiscplinary program never gets more funds: funding is determined by faculty, each of whom is mostly closely wedded to their paritcular department. So an interdiciplinary program, because it cuts across departments, never has strong advocates to fight for funding. This is a good example of how the design of an academic program is shaped by its administrative bureucracy, a common problem in the technology world


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