Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Routledge, Sep 15, 2014 - Business & Economics - 346 pages

How can management be developed to create the greatest wealth for society as a whole? This is the question Peter Drucker sets out to answer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A brilliant, mould-breaking attack on management orthodoxy it is one of Drucker’s most important books, offering an excellent overview of some of his main ideas. He argues that what defines an entrepreneur is their attitude to change: ‘the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity’. To exploit change, according to Drucker, is to innovate. Stressing the importance of low-tech entrepreneurship, the challenge of balancing technological possibilities with limited resources, and the organisation as a learning organism, he concludes with a vision of an entrepreneurial society where individuals increasingly take responsibility for their own learning and careers.

With a new foreword by Joseph Maciariello


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At a guess, Drucker's latest contribution to management literature will command appreciably less than half the attention being lavished on A Passion for Excellence (422). His substantive, systematic ... Read full review

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An entrepreneur classic. Tremendous insight from an innovative opportunity & entrepreneurial management standpoint. As always, I highly recommend all of Peter Drucker's books. Read full review


The Entrepreneurial Economy
Part I The Practice of Innovation
Part II The Practice Of Entrepreneurship
Part III Entrepreneurial Strategies
The Entrepreneurial Society
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Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) was one of the most famous management theorists, educators and writers of the twentieth century. His many influential books have shaped the form of the modern business corporation and continue to be studied by students of management and business professionals throughout the world.

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