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People and performance : the best of Peter Drucker on management

Author: Peter F Drucker
Publisher: Oxford : Butterwoth Heinemann, 1977
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

What is management? What is a manager? This volume spans the main dimensions of management and its themes are based on Drucker's direct experience as an adviser to businesses, government departments,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter F Drucker
ISBN: 0750625023 9780750625029
OCLC Number: 41660665
Notes: Originally published: New York : Harper and Row, 1977.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is management? - Why managers?; Management: its roots and its emergence; Management: a look backward and a look forward; The dimensions of management; The challenges of management; What is a manager? - Managers and their work; Management by objectives and self-control; From middle management to knowledge organization; Staffing for excellence; What is a business? - What is a business; Business realities; Managing a business: the Sears story; The power and purpose of objectives; The delusion of profits; Managing capital productivity; Managing the public service institution; Organizing and managing for performance - The innovative organization; The templates for today's organizations; The building blocks of organizations; ...And how they join together; The multinational corporation; How can managers use the strengths of people? - Is personnel management bankrupt?; WHat we know about work, working, and worker; Worker and Working: theories and reality; How to be an employee; Managing the knowledge worker; What the computer will be telling you; What the computer will be telling you; Management in society and culture - Management and the quality of life; Social impacts and social problems; The limits of social responsibility; The ethics of responsibility; Multinationals and developing countries: myths and realities; Definitions of key terms; Index.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Peter F. Drucker ; how to use this book [and] definitions of key terms by Oscar Tivis Nelson, Jr.


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