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Managing for the future: the 1990s and beyond

By: Drucker, Peter F.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing 1992Description: xii, 370 p. Includes index.ISBN: 0074620878.Subject(s): Organization | Management | Economics | PeopleDDC classification: 658 Summary: Bringing together the most exciting of Peter F. Drucker's many recent ideas on economics, business practice, managing for change, and the evolving shape of the modern corporation, "Mangaging for the Future" offers important insights and lessons for anyone trying to stay ahead of today's unremitting competition. Each of its timely chapters explores a business or corporate or "people' problem that has arisen in the last five years, and he shows how to solve it or use it as an opportunity for change. Peter Drucker's universe is a constantly expanding cosmos composed of four regions he understands better than anyone else: the economic forces affecting our lives and livelihoods; today's changing people and their workplace surroundings; the newest management concepts and practices; and the shape of the organization, including the corporation, as it evolves and responds to ever-increasing tasks and responsibilities.
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Table of contents

The futures already around us --
The poverty of economic theory --
The transnational economy --
From world trade to world investment --
The lessons of the U.S. export boom --
Low wages: no longer a competitive edge --
Europe in the 1990s: strategies for survival --
U.S.-Japan trade needs a reality check --
Japan's great postwar weapon --
Misinterpreting Japan and the Japanese --
Help Latin America and help ourselves --
Mexico's ace in the hole: the maquiladora --
The new productivity challenge --
The mystique of the business leader --
Leadership: more doing than dash --
People, work, and the future of the city --
The fall of the blue-collar worker --
End work rules and job descriptions --
Making managers of communist bureaucrats --
China's nightmare: no jobs for the millions --
Tomorrow's managers: the major trends --
How to manage the boss --
What really ails the U.S. auto industry --
The new Japanese business strategies --
Manage by walking around --
outside! Corporate culture: use it, don't lose it --
Permanent cost-cutting: permanent policy --
What the nonprofits are teaching business --
Nonprofit governance: lessons for success --
The nonprofits' outreach revolution --
The governance of corporations --
Four marketing lessons for the future --
Tomorrow's company: dressed for success --
Company performance: five telltale tests --
R & D: the best is business-driven --
Sell the mailroom: unbundling in the '90s --
The 10 rules of effective research --
The trend toward alliances for progress --
A crisis of capitalism: who's in charge? --
The emerging theory of manufacturing --
Afterwood. The 1990s and beyond

Bringing together the most exciting of Peter F. Drucker's many recent ideas on economics, business practice, managing for change, and the evolving shape of the modern corporation, "Mangaging for the Future" offers important insights and lessons for anyone trying to stay ahead of today's unremitting competition. Each of its timely chapters explores a business or corporate or "people' problem that has arisen in the last five years, and he shows how to solve it or use it as an opportunity for change. Peter Drucker's universe is a constantly expanding cosmos composed of four regions he understands better than anyone else: the economic forces affecting our lives and livelihoods; today's changing people and their workplace surroundings; the newest management concepts and practices; and the shape of the organization, including the corporation, as it evolves and responds to ever-increasing tasks and responsibilities.

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