A polymath and prolific writer, Peter F. Drucker has published influential books across seven decades. Taking a humanistic approach to management, he emphasises that it is people who create business, which in turn means that they have a crucial role in modern society.
This collection gathers together key material to enable students and researchers to explore the impact of Drucker’s ideas. Also included is a new introduction by the editors and an annotated bibliography to create a unique and indispensable resource for both student and scholar alike.
'After an introduction by Western Australia based editors John C. Wood and Michael C. Wood, 27 articles and excerpts about the life and work of the eminent economist and highly influential business management guru are presented. Reprinted from journals and books published between 1965 and 2004, the selections discuss various aspects of Drucker’s philosophy; his ideas and influence in the realms of management, government, and information; and his ideas in the context of European business, Germany in particular, as well as Japan and the US. An annotated bibliography (70 pages) lists Drucker’s publications and offers a literature review citing references in chronological order and grouped under topic headings, as well as alphabetically by author. The volume is not indexed.' Reference & Research Book News
Introduction. Abbreviated Annotated Bibliography. Drucker: The Man and His Philosophy. Management. Drucker and Government. Drucker and Information. Drucker and Germany
The last century witnessed an explosion of interest in the study of management. However, researchers who wish to examine the available literature on key figures in the field often experience considerable difficulty in obtaining access to the wide range of journals in which most of the important articles, assessments and contemporary commentaries appear.
Critical Evaluations in Business and Management focuses on these important thinkers and makes available, in one place, collections of some of the most significant writings gathered from a variety of sources. The works are invaluable, not only for reference purposes, but as contributions to the history of management thought as well as the analysis of contemporary theory and the study of strategic management. Taken together, the prodigious output and lasting legacy of the great management figures of the twentieth century emerges for all to consider.