Managing in a Time of Great Change

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Harvard Business Press, 2009 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
This volume, a reissue, brings together 25 articles and two interviews with the late Drucker, a writer, teacher, and consultant, on how to manage in a rapidly changing environment. Drucker argues that managers must understand the impact of what has already happened (rather than predicting what might happen), discussing management, the information revolution, the world economy, and society and government, and questions such as how to keep a business from becoming obsolete, how to use information for a competitive advantage, how new markets and industries shift the centers of power in the global economy, and how to reinvent government for a new age. Other topics include teams, family businesses, China's growth markets, nonprofits, and gender roles. Articles were written between 1991 and 1995. There is no bibliography. Annotation 2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
 

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Another one of the excellent books intended to get business managers out of ideological dead-ends to look at data and information. Remarkably prescient -- "it is not so difficult to predict the future ... Read full review

MANAGING IN A TIME OF GREAT CHANGE

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Like the Energizer Bunny, Drucker just keeps on going, and going . . . beating the drum for perceptive, responsible management in the public as well as private sectors. As with many of the maestro's ... Read full review

Contents

The InformationBased Organization
51
The Economy
111
The Society
175
Conclusion
289
Managing in a PostCapitalist Society
291
Index
301
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Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) was considered the top management thinker of his time. He authored over 25 books, with his first, The End of Economic Man published in 1939. His ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. One of his most famous disciples alive today is Jack Welch. He was a teacher, philosopher, reporter and consultant.

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