Managing in a Time of Great Change

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'It is not so very difficult to predict the future. It is only pointless...what is always far more important are fundamental changes that happened though no one predicted them or could possible have predicted them.' (quote taken from this book)It is these unpredictable and irreversible changes from the past, and their effect on the role of the executive which Peter Drucker examines in his latest book. The management of change is a subject which has been, undoubtedly, the principal preoccupation of management thinkers in the 1990s. Peter Drucker, the guru's guru, brings together a group of his own original essays and interviews on this vitally important topic. As ever, he provides invaluable food for thought for all executives and students of business and management.
 

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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 postcapitalist executive An interview with the Harvard Business Review
1
Part One Management
17
Part Two The Informationbased Organization
65
Part Three The Economy
123
Part Four The Society
183
Conclusion
291
Managing in a postcapitalist society An interview with Industry Week
293
Index
305
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About the author (1997)

Peter F. Drucker has been Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School in California since 1971.

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