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Managing in a time of great change

By: Drucker, Peter F.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford Butterworth-Heinemann 1995Description: xii, 317 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9780750623926.Subject(s): Organization behaviour | Organizational change | Organization and administrationDDC classification: 658 Summary: In this collection of essays, management expert Peter Drucker examines such topics as the meaning and message of the Information Age, the implications for business in the reinvention of government, the shifting balance of power between management and labor, the differing kinds of teamwork organizations can choose, the lessons to be learned from the rise and fall and rise again of such giants as IBM and GM, where the most important jobs will be in the coming decades, why data management has become the keystone to management success, the fading boundaries between profit and nonprofit organizations, the question of in-house work versus outsourcing, the relationship between the U.S. and Japan, and the promise and perils of China.--From publisher description.
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Table of contents

The theory of the business
Planning for uncertainty
The five deadly business sins
Managing the family business
Six rules for presidents
Managing in the network society
The new society of organizations
There's three kinds of teams
The information revolution in retail
Be data literate; know what to know
We need to measure, not count
The information executives need today
Trade lessons from the world economy
The U.S. economy's power shift
Where the new markets are
The Pacific Rim and the world economy
China's growth markets
The end of Japan, Inc.?
A weak dollar strengthens Japan
The new superpower: the overseas Chinese
A century of social transformation
It profits us to strengthen nonprofits
Knowledge work and gender roles
Reinventing government
Can the democracies win the peace?
Interview: Managing in a post-capitalist society

In this collection of essays, management expert Peter Drucker examines such topics as the meaning and message of the Information Age, the implications for business in the reinvention of government, the shifting balance of power between management and labor, the differing kinds of teamwork organizations can choose, the lessons to be learned from the rise and fall and rise again of such giants as IBM and GM, where the most important jobs will be in the coming decades, why data management has become the keystone to management success, the fading boundaries between profit and nonprofit organizations, the question of in-house work versus outsourcing, the relationship between the U.S. and Japan, and the promise and perils of China.--From publisher description.

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