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Main Title The age of discontinuity : guidelines to our changing society /
Author Drucker, Peter F. ; Drucker, Peter Ferdinand
Publisher Harper & Row,
Year Published 1969
OCLC Number 00448839
Subjects Economic history--1945-1971 ; Social history--1945- ; Organization and Administration ; Sociology ; Economics ; Education
Additional Subjects Economic history--1945- ; Social history--1945-
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  HC59.D69 1969 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/31/2011
Edition {1st ed.}
Collation xiii, 394 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Drucker is known as the father of modern management principles and this book in particular displays his lucid thinking as he discusses forces of change in the economy. Drucker discerns four major areas of discontinuity underlying contemporary social and cultural reality. These are: (1) the explosion of new technologies resulting in major new industries; (2) the change from an international to a world economy - an economy that presently lacks policy, theory, and institutions; (3) a new sociopolitical reality of pluralistic institutions that poses drastic political, philosophical, and spiritual challenges; and (4) the new universe of knowledge based on mass education and its implications in work, leisure, and leadership. Peter Drucker brings to this work an intimate knowledge and objective view of the particular and general. The Age of Discontinuity is a fascinating and important blueprint for shaping a future already very much with us.