Mr. Laudon's obituary is now online: Kenneth C. Laudon passed away on December 26, 2019 at his home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He was 75 years old.
Ken was a renaissance man, who achieved so much in so many different aspects of life. Ken was a Professor of Information Systems at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He held a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a Ph.D from Columbia University. He authored dozens of books dealing with information systems, organizations, and society, including Computers and Bureaucratic Reform; Communications Technology and Democratic Participation; and Dossier Society: Value Choices in the Design of National Information Systems In addition, he wrote over 35 articles and book chapters concerned with the organizational, social and management impacts of information systems. He also was a researcher and consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment (United States Congress), the Office of the President, several executive branch agencies, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the House Committee on Government Operations and testified as an expert before the United States Congress on several occasions. See the complete obituary here.