Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management

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Harvard Business School Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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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 priceless 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. Infused with a perspective that holds new relevance today, these essays represent Drucker at his best: direct, wise, and challenging. Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management, sure to be enjoyed, studied, and debated by everyone concerned with management, is a timely offering from one of the most respected and prolific authors to appear in the Harvard Business Review. A Harvard Business Review Book. "When it comes to dispensing advice, as in Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management, [Drucker] can be remarkably specific...some of the advice is also remarkably sound...But the chief joy of the book--a selection of Harvard Business Review articles from 1963-95--is the generalizations: particularly those which, in the Drucker manner, are fleshed out with curious detail".--Financial Times "This book should be an essential guide for managers, consultants, and business students".--Publishers Weekly

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"It is time to give up thinking of jobs or career paths as we once did and think in terms of taking in assignments one after the other." Read full review

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Provides a much broader range of thought on the rise of organizations in shaping a new world, and the increasingly important role of managing those organizations - I did not realize that management as we know it now scarcely existed prior to 1850. Read full review

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Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) is known by many as the father of modern management. He was Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School in California and was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is the author of over thirty-five books, including The Ecological Vision, The Concept of the Corporation, and A Functioning Society.

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