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Concept of the Corporation
Peter F. Drucker

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Format: Paperback, 329pp.
ISBN: 9781560006251
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Pub. Date: Reprint Edition January 1, 1993 (1969)

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The book studies and analyses General Motors as a large social institution involved in business activities. It describes what management is, how managers are selected, how they act, and how a corporation is organized into management units at different scales. It also seeks to explain the role and position of large corporations in modern society.

About the Author

Peter F. Drucker was born in 1909 in Vienna and was educated there and in England. He received his doctorate in public and international law while working as a newspaper reporter in Frankfurt, Germany, and then worked as an economist for an international bank in London. In 1927, he came to the United States. Drucker's management books and analyses of economics and society are widely read and respected throughout the world and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He also has written a lively autobiography, two novels, and several volumes of essays. He has been a frequent contributor to various magazines and journals over the years and is an editorial columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Preface to the 1983 Edition
Preface to the Original Edition
Part I: Capitalism in One Country1
Part II: The Corporation as Human Effort20
1Organization for Production 20
3How Well Does It Work?72
4The Small Business Partner 98
5Decentralization as a Model?115
Part III: The Corporation as a Social Institution130
1The American Beliefs130
2The Foreman: The Industrial Middle Class163
3The Worker176
Part IV: Economic Policy in an Industrial Society209
1The "Curse of Bigness"209
2Production for "Use" or for "Profit"?230
3Is Full Employment Possible?264
Epilogue (1983)291

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