Peter F. Drucker was born in Vienna, Austria in 1909.
After receiving his doctorate in Public and International Law from Frankfurt University in Frankfurt, Germany, he worked as an economist and journalist in London. He moved to the United States in 1937, where he published his first book, The End of Economic Man, in 1939.
|He joined the faculty of New York University's Graduate School of Business as a Professor of Management in 1950. Since 1971, he has been Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, where the business school is now named after him. |
In 1946, Professor Drucker published the book, Concept of the Corporation, which was the result of his eighteen-month study of General Motors. It is a critical description of the management style of the then biggest corporation in America, as well as a more general reflection on the corporation as an institution of industrial society. The work was highly influential in the world of management and was decisive in reorienting Professor Drucker’s career toward management and consulting. His landmark book, The Practice of Management, published in 1954, has been a worldwide bestseller, making him the founding father of the study of the science of management.
Professor Drucker has published 35 books, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. His visions of the challenges and transformations facing industrial and post-industrial societies (the coming of the knowledge worker, the age of discontinuity) have more than once proven to be prescient. While he does not claim to be a specialist of organization theory, he has greatly and actively shaped the world of organizations through his writings and his practice as a management consultant.
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