Peter Drucker : Shaping the Managerial Mind-How the World’s Foremost Management Thinker Crafted the Essentials of Business Su

Ask any CEO and/or business professor to name the “father of modern management,” and the answer will probably be Peter Drucker. Flaherty (Peter Drucker: Contributions to Business Enterprise) focuses on Drucker’s management principles; his intent is not to update his earlier work but instead to present Drucker’s influence on the shaping of modern management. Flaherty’s 40-year friendship with Drucker proves invaluable to readers interested in learning how Drucker’s early political thinking shaped his managerial mind and how the emergence of modern management converged with his own thinking. Topics covered in this fascinating story include Drucker’s quest for a theory in his early years, views on strategy and entrepreneurship, and ideas on executive effectiveness. While this is not the definitive biography of Drucker (yet to be written), it nicely complements Jack Beatty’s The World According to Peter Drucker (LJ 1/98) and is essential for academic libraries.
ADale Farris, Groves, TX
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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