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Peter Drucker on the profession of management

By: Drucker, Peter F.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: A Harvard business review book. Publisher: Boston Harvard Business School Press 1998Description: xv, 201 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9780875848365.Subject(s): Administration management | Industrial managementDDC classification: 658 Summary: For Nearly Half a Century Peter Drucker has inspired and educated managers - and influenced the nature of business - with his landmark articles in the Harvard Business Review. Here, gathered together and framed by a thoughtful introduction from the Review's editor Nan Stone, is a collection of his most significant work. One of our leading thinkers on the practice and study of management. Drucker has sought out, identified, and examined the most important issues confronting managers, from corporate strategy to management style to social change. Through his unique lens, this volume gives us the rare opportunity to trace the evolution of the great shifts in our workplaces, and to understand more clearly the role of managers in the ongoing effort to balance change with continuity.
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Table of contents

Preface: The Future That Has Already Happened
Introduction / Nan Stone
Pt. I. The Manager's Responsibilities. The Theory of the Business. The Effective Decision. How to Make People Decisions. The Big Power of Little Ideas. The Discipline of Innovation. Managing for Business Effectiveness
Pt. II. The Executive's World. The Information Executives Truly Need. The Coming of the New Organization. The New Society of Organizations. What Business Can Learn from Nonprofits. The New Productivity Challenge. Management and the World's Work
The Post-Capitalist Executive: An Interview / Peter F. Drucker and T. George Harris

For Nearly Half a Century Peter Drucker has inspired and educated managers - and influenced the nature of business - with his landmark articles in the Harvard Business Review. Here, gathered together and framed by a thoughtful introduction from the Review's editor Nan Stone, is a collection of his most significant work. One of our leading thinkers on the practice and study of management. Drucker has sought out, identified, and examined the most important issues confronting managers, from corporate strategy to management style to social change. Through his unique lens, this volume gives us the rare opportunity to trace the evolution of the great shifts in our workplaces, and to understand more clearly the role of managers in the ongoing effort to balance change with continuity.

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