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Drucker Peter F (Peter Ferdinand), <1909-2005., >


The practice of management / / Peter F. Drucker ; [foreword by Meredith Belbin]


Oxford : , : Elsevier, , 2007







[Rev. ed.]

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (370 p.)


The classic Drucker collection






Industrial management - United States

Electronic books.

Lingua di pubblicazione



Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico


Note generali

First published in 1955.

Nota di bibliografia

Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-343) and index.

Nota di contenuto

Cover; The Practice of Management; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction: the Nature of Management; Chapter 1. the Role of Management; Chapter 2. the Jobs of Management; Chapter 3. the Challenge to Management; Part I: Managing a Business; Chapter 4. the Sears Story; Chapter 5. What Is a Business?; Chapter 6. What Is Our Business - and What Should It Be?; Chapter 7. the Objectives of a Business; Chapter 8. Today's Decisions for Tomorrow's Results; Chapter 9. the Principles of Production; Part II: Managing Managers; Chapter 10. the Ford Story

Chapter 11. Management by Objectives and Self-controlChapter 12. Managers Must Manage; Chapter 13. the Spirit of an Organization; Chapter 14. Chief Executive and Board; Chapter 15. Developing Managers; Part III: the Structure of Management; Chapter 16. What Kind of Structure?; Chapter 17. Building the Structure; Chapter 18. the Small, the Large, the Growing Business; Part IV: the Management of Worker and Work; Chapter 19. the Ibm Story; Chapter 20. Employing the Whole Man; Chapter 21. Is Personnel Management Bankrupt?; Chapter 22.

Human Organization for Peak Performance

Chapter 23. Motivating to Peak PerformanceChapter 24. the Economic Dimension; Chapter 25. the Supervisor; Chapter 26. the Professional Employee; Part V: What It Means to Be a Manager; Chapter 27. the Manager and His Work; Chapter 28. Making Decisions; Chapter 29. the Manager of Tomorrow; Conclusion: the Responsibilities of Management; The Responsibilities of Management; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W


This classic volume achieves a remarkable width of appeal without sacrificing scientific accuracy or depth of analysis. It is a valuable contribution to the study of business efficiency which should be read by anyone wanting information about the developments and place of management, and it is as relevant today as when it was first written. This is a practical book, written out of many years of experience in working with managements of small, medium and large corporations. It aims to be a management guide, enabling readers to examine their own work and performan