First Edition of Peter Drucker's Landmark Work Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices; Signed by Him

  • Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices.

Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices.


Item Number: 44009

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.

First edition of this management classic. Octavo, original red cloth. Boldly signed Peter Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Roy La Grone. Rare and desirable signed.

"There are very few writers of whom one can say they invented an entire field of study: Peter F. Drucker is one. "Management" as a concept literally did not exist until Drucker’s groundbreaking work. In 1974, Peter Drucker published the book that would come to define the field. In this seminal work, Drucker explored how managers--in the for-profit and public service sectors alike--can perform effectively. Examining management cases with a global eye, Drucker laid out the essentials of performance, and of how a manager interacts with their organization and the social and cultural environment in which they operate. For three decades, managers and students of business worldwide have relied on Peter Drucker to prepare themselves to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business environment. The result is a book that--while still a fundamental work--has also slipped substantially behind the current business climate."

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