The Frontiers of Management

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Harvard Business Press, 2010 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Every decision executives make today shapes the future of their organization - as well as that of the communities and society in which the organization operates. How to make choices that lead to the best possible future for all stakeholders? Look beyond the immediate crisis of the day - to the long-term implications of your decisions and actions. In the thirty-five essays comprising The Frontiers of Management, classic management thinker and teacher Peter Drucker offers advice.

Each selection in this compelling collection is as fresh and relevant today as it was when written in the 1980s. With every essay, Drucker teaches by example- deftly demonstrating how to put current events in their larger historical context, how to pick the right people for a given task, how to think through an acquisition.

The book provides not only durable examples of a great thinker's writing but a set of ever more urgently needed lessons on how business leaders today can understand the context of their own daily decisions - and make the wisest possible choices for the future.

Timely and vivid, The Frontiers of Management remains a practical guidebook packed with enduring wisdom.

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THE FRONTIERS OF MANAGEMENT: Where Tomorrow's Decisions Are Being Shaped Today (drucker Library)

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Another 37 pieces of Drucker's lively mind. The wide-ranging collection covers the period from 1982 through mid-1986 in four main sections: Economics; People; Management; and The Organization. Among ... Read full review

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While this book is now over 30 years old it is perceptive and speaks to our present times. It consists of chapters, published separately in periodicals and covers overviews of contrasting economists ... Read full review

Contents

one The Changed World Economy
3
two Americas Entrepreneurial Job Machine
33
three Why OPEC Had to Fail
39
seven Europes HighTech Ambitions
59
nine On Entering the Japanese Market
69
eleven The Perils of Adversarial Trade
81
Schumpeter or Keynes?
87
The Basic Rules
101
twentytwo Getting Control of Staff Work
176
twentyfour The InformationBased Organization
185
twentyseven Management as a Liberal Art
202
twentyeight The Hostile Takeover and Its Discontents
213
twentynine The Five Rules of Successful Acquisitions
240
Vision for Tomorrow
257
thirtyfour The Lessons of the Bell Breakup
271
New Dimension
323

Keeping Firms Young
126
The Problems of Success
149

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Peter Drucker was a writer, teacher, and consultant. His thirty-four books--which include Concepts of the Corporation, The Effective Executive, and Managing in Turbulent Times--have been published in more than seventy languages. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, and counseled thirteen governments, public services institutions, and major corporations. He received ten honorary doctorates from American, Belgian, English, Japanese, and Swiss universities.

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