Peter F. Drucker was one of the most influential business thinkers in history. Considered the father of modern management, he was concerned not only with the human side of management, but also with the larger societal roles played by both companies and the individuals within them.
If there has ever been a time when such thinkers are relevant, it is now.
The Drucker Difference casts new light on Drucker’s business philosophy, analyzing his most important ideas in the context of today’s business world. Through individual contributions by professors from The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, it combines expert insight and current scholarship to reveal how organizations and executives can interpret and apply Drucker’s timeless ideas.
Today’s top business thinkers provide sixteen chapters analyzing Drucker’s views on the most critical issues of our time, including:
- Government, business, and civil society (Ira Jackson)
- The interplay of values and power within companies (Karen E. Linkletter and Joseph A. Maciariello)
- Applying collaboration to “knowledge work” (Craig L. Pearce)
- Drucker’s management vision (Richard Smith)
- Economic environment, innovation, and industry dynamics (Hideki Yamawaki)
Each contributor explains a single, classic aspect of Drucker’s work, examines its implications in today’s business environment, and applies an up-to-date and contemporary interpretation of Drucker’s wisdom.
Covering everything from marketing and leadership to strategy and governance, The Drucker Difference is both a timely new assessment and a valuable addition to the canon of Drucker literature.