Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices


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.


“A landmark in Management studies . . . The material covered is important to all managers regardless of functional area and size of organization.” —Choice

“Essential.” —Library Journal

“He covers a great deal of ground. His style is crisp, often arresting . . . A host of stories and case histories from Sears Roebuck, Marks Spencer, IBM, Siemens, Mitsubishi, and other modern giants lend color and credibility to the points he makes . . . Most wide-ranging and comprehensive.” —The Economist

“His writings are landmarks for the managerial professional.” —Harvard Business Review

“The dean of this country’s business and Management philosophers.” Wall Street Journal

“The founding father of the science of Management.” —Los Angeles Times