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Technology, management and society

By: Drucker, Peter F.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Harper & Row Publishers 1970Description: x, 209 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.Subject(s): Management - Essays | Technology and civilizations - EssaysDDC classification: 658.081 Summary: The relationship of humans to technology and management is an ever-growing theme in today's world of ubiquitous mobile devices, constant Internet access, and omnipresent digital business tools. Fifty years ago Peter F. Drucker was already at the forefront of these questions, probing the ways in which management and technology struggle with the shared task of making us more productive. His thinking on how management and technology affect the quality of life, what efficiency means versus productivity, and whether management can ever be a true science is as relevant today as it was then. These twelve essays exhibit, as do all Peter Drucker's writings, crisp reasoning, projection and analysis of short-term realities and examination of long-range goals and possibilities, and a unique voice that makes all these ideas accessible.
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Table of contents

Information, communications, and understanding
Management's new role
Work and tools
Technological trends in the twentieth century
The pretechnological civilizationof 1900
The once and future manager
The first technological revolution and its lessons
Long-range planning
Business objectives and survival needs
The manager and the moron
The technological revolution
Can management ever be a science?

The relationship of humans to technology and management is an ever-growing theme in today's world of ubiquitous mobile devices, constant Internet access, and omnipresent digital business tools. Fifty years ago Peter F. Drucker was already at the forefront of these questions, probing the ways in which management and technology struggle with the shared task of making us more productive. His thinking on how management and technology affect the quality of life, what efficiency means versus productivity, and whether management can ever be a true science is as relevant today as it was then.
These twelve essays exhibit, as do all Peter Drucker's writings, crisp reasoning, projection and analysis of short-term realities and examination of long-range goals and possibilities, and a unique voice that makes all these ideas accessible.

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