Management Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices

ISBN-10: 0887306152
ISBN-13: 9780887306150
Edition: 1993 (Reprint)
Authors: Peter F. Drucker
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/14/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Management is an organized body of knowledge. "This book," in Peter Drucker'swords, "tries to equip the manager with the understanding, the thinking, the knowledge and the skills for today'sand also tomorrow's jobs." This management classic has been developed and tested during more than thirty years of teaching management in universities, in executive programs and seminars and through the author's close work with managers as a consultant for large and small businesses, government agencies, hospitals and schools. Drucker discusses the tools and techniques of successful management practice that have been proven effective, and he makes them meaningful and easily accessible.

Peter F. Drucker has been Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School in California since 1971.

Preface: The Alternative to Tyranny
Introduction: From Management Boom to Management Performance
The Emergence of Management
The Management Boom and Its Lessons
The New Challenges
The Tasks
The Dimensions of Management
Business Performance
Managing a Business: The Sears Story
What Is a Business?
Business Purpose and Business Mission
The Power and Purpose of Objectives: The Marks & Spencer Story and Its Lessons
Strategies, Objectives, Priorities, and Work Assignments
Strategic Planning: The Entrepreneurial Skill
Performance in the Service Institution
The Multi-Institutional Society
Why Service Institutions Do Not Perform
The Exceptions and Their Lessons
Managing Service Institutions for Performance
Productive Work and Achieving Worker
The New Realities
What We Know (and Don't Know) About Work, Working, and Worker
Making Work Productive: Work and Process
Making Work Productive: Controls and Tools
Worker and Working: Theories and Reality
Success Stories: Japan, Zeiss, IBM
The Responsible Worker
Employment, Incomes, and Benefits
"People Are Our Greatest Asset"
Social Impacts and Social Responsibilities
Management and the Quality of Life
Social Impacts and Social Problems
The Limits of Social Responsibility
Business and Government
Primum Non Nocere: The Ethics of Responsibility
The Manager: Work, Jobs, Skills, and Organization
Why Managers?
The Manager's Work and Jobs
What Makes a Manager?
The Manager and His Work
Design and Content of Managerial Jobs
Developing Management and Managers
Management by Objectives and Self-Control
From Middle Management to Knowledge Organization
The Spirit of Performance
Managerial Skills
The Effective Decision
Managerial Communications
Controls, Control, and Management
The Manager and the Management Sciences
Managerial Organization
New Needs and New Approaches
The Building Blocks of Organization...
...And How They Join Together
Design Logics and Design Specifications
Work- and Task-Focused Design: Functional Structure and Team
Result-Focused Design: Federal and Simulated Decentralization
Relations-Focused Design: The Systems Structure
Organization Conclusions
Top Management: Tasks, Organization, Strategies
Georg Siemens and the Deutsche Bank
Top-Management Tasks and Organization
Top-Management Tasks
Top-Management Structure
Needed: An Effective Board
Strategies and Structures
On Being the Right Size
Managing the Small, the Fair-Sized, the Big Business
On Being the Wrong Size
The Pressures for Diversity
Building Unity Out of Diversity
Managing Diversity
The Multinational Corporation
Managing Growth
The Innovative Organization
Conclusion: The Legitimacy of Management
Bibliography
Index

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