Charles Handy is Europe’s best known and most influential management thinker. In an interview with Joel Kurtzman, editor of Strategy & Business, Mr. Handy elaborates on his concept of ‘membership community’ for the corporate model of the future. ‘Corporations are not things, they are the people who run them,’ he says. ‘In order to hold people inside the corporation, we can’t really talk about them being employees anymore.’
Mr. Handy, who was born in Ireland in 1932, has had a long and distinguished career in business and academia. He is a graduate of Oxford University, the Sloan School at M.I.T. and a founder of the London Business School.