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

  • Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices.

Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices.

Item Number: 7301

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.

First edition of this management classic. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Brother Leo V. Ryan to whom all of us in Management owe so much Peter Drucker.” The recipient, Leo Ryan, was Professor of Management at DePaul University’s College of Commerce and also the past president of The Society for Business Ethics. Ryan is the author or co-editor of eight books pertaining to business and management. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An excellent association copy.

"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."