A classic since its publication in 1954, THE PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT has been a continuing international bestseller for more than fifty years. It was the first book to look at management as a whole, the first to depict management as a distinct function, managing as specific work, and being a manager as a separate responsibility. THE PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT created the discipline of modern management practices and--readable, fundamental, basic--it remains an essential book for students, aspiring managers, and seasoned practitioners.
Peter F. Drucker is considered the most influential management thinker ever. The author of more than twenty-five books, his ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. Drucker passed away in 2005.