Peter Robertson

Associate Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy I Director, Master of Public Administration

robertso@usc.edu
(213) 740‑0353


Peter Robertson is an organizational theorist with a long interest in the topic of organizational change, including the many complex issues associated with efforts to improve organizational functioning. At present, he is particularly interested in the changes reflected in the emergence of collaborative governance, which typically entails participants from multiple organizations working together to address interdependent concerns. He is also intrigued by the many systemic changes already apparent as society shifts from the industrial era into the information age, with some of my writing focusing on the new forms of organizational and governance systems needed to be compatible with the ecological orientation that is slowly replacing the modern era’s mechanistic mindset. Read more.

Expertise: organizational behavior; organizational change; public management; network analysis; collaborative governance; sustainable development; ecological orientation; conscious evolution; new paradigms.