The Practice of Management

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Harper Collins, Apr 20, 2010 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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A classic since its publication in 1954, The Practice of Management was the first book to look at management as a whole and being a manager as a separate responsibility. The Practice of Management created the discipline of modern management practices. Readable, fundamental, and basic, it remains an essential book for students, aspiring managers, and seasoned professionals.

 

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User Review  - Liz Skelton - Goodreads

I don't like his writing style but found his theories still pretty relevant today. Read full review

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User Review  - markdeo - LibraryThing

This book is five stars. Great insight into the "practice" of management, as opposed to theory. I highly recommend to all of Drucker's books. Read full review

Contents

Cover Preface
The Nature of Management
The Role of Management
The Jobs of Management
The Challenge To Management
Part One Managing a Business
The Sears Story 5 What Is a Business?
What Is Our Businessand What Should It
Part Three The Structure of Management
What Kind of Structure?
Building The Structure
The Small The Large The Growing Business
The IBM Story
Employing The Whole
Is Personnel Management Bankrupt?
Human Organization For Peak Performance

The Objectives of a Business
Todays Decisions For Tomorrows Results
The Principles of Production
Part Two Managing Managers
The Ford Story
Management By Objectives and SelfControl
Managers Must Manage
The Spirit of an Organization
Chief Executive and Board
Developing Managers
Motivating To Peak Performance
The Economic Dimension
The Supervisor
The Professional Employee
The Manager and His Work
Making Decisions
Selected Bibliography
About the Author
Copyright
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Peter F. Drucker is considered the most influential management thinker ever. The author of more than twenty-five books, his ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. Drucker passed away in 2005.

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