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The Concept of the Corporation (Revised)

    By Peter F Drucker

Concept of the Corporation was the first study ever of the constitution, structure, and internal dynamics of a major business enterprise. Basing his work on a two-year analysis of the company done during the closing years of World War II, Drucker looks at the General Motors managerial organization from within. He tries to understand what makes the company work so effectively, what its core principles are, and how they contribute to its successes. The themes this volume addresses go far beyond the business corporation, into a consideration of the dynamics of the so-called corporate state itself.

When the book initially appeared, General Motors managers rejected it as unfairly critical and antibusiness. Yet, the GM concept of the corporation and its principles of organization later became models for organizations worldwide. Not only businesses, but also government agencies, research laboratories, hospitals, and universities have found in Concept of the Corporation a basis for effective organization and management.

Because it offers a fundamental theory of corporate goals, this book is a valuable resource for business professionals and organization analysts. It will also be of interest to students and professionals in economics, public administration, and political science. Professional and technical readers who admire Peter Drucker's work will want to be certain this volume is in their personal library. At a time when everything from the size to the structure of corporations is being questioned, this classic should prove a valuable guide.


The late PETER F. DRUCKER (1909-2005), known worldwide as the "Father of Modern Management," was a professor, management consultant, and writer. Drucker directly influenced a huge number of leaders from a wide range of organizations across all sectors of society. Among them: General Electric, IBM, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Girl Scouts of the USA, The Salvation Army, Red Cross, United Farm Workers, and several presidential administrations.


NEWS: Drucker Recommends Drucker Books

Posted June 4, 2008, 6:23 PM with category of General Business
In Jeffrey Krames October 2008 Portfolio book called Inside Drucker's Brain--based on an all day one-on-one visit with the Drucker shortly before he died--he asked Drucker about his books, among other things. Drucker told me what he felt were his most important books. The first one was no surprise, but one or two if the others were. Read more

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Posted May 18, 2007, 7:06 PM with category of General Business
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NEWS: Peter Who?

Posted June 9, 2006, 3:34 PM with category of General Business
I have been getting on a kick lately to get people to read more classic business books. I classify these as books which are just as relevant as ever and can be read over and over. I have been asking people lately if they have read anything by Peter Drucker and I am shocked by the number of people you have never read anything written by the Father of Modern Management. Read more

NEWS: Tom Peters calls Peter F. Drucker "The Right Man for His/Our Times"

Posted November 14, 2005, 4:43 PM with category of General Business
I dont like Robert McNamara, circa 1966. (I was in Vietnam at the time. ) I think his overly analytic approach to warmaking contributed greatly to the Vietnam quagmire-fiasco. Read more

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