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'On bookshelves crowded with books on management principles and practice and promising success and profit to their purchasers, this book stands head and shoulders above the rest.'
The Accountant's Magazine
'Destined to become a best-seller.'
'Drucker now adds Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the remarkable series of books about management that he has been writing since 1939. Any book by Drucker is rewarding, and it is impossible to read the man without learning a lot'.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Born in Vienna in 1909, Peter F. Drucker was educated in Austria and England. From 1929 he was a newspaper correspondent abroad and an economist for an international bank in London. Since 1937 he has been in the United States, first as an economist for a group of British banks and insurance companies, and later as a management consultant to several of the country's largest companies, as well as leading companies abroad. Drucker has since had a distinguished career as a teacher, first as Professor of Politics and Philosophy at Bennington College, then for more than twenty years as Professor of Management at the Graduate Business School of New York University. Since 1971 he has been Clarke Professor of Social Science at Claremont Graduate School in California. In addition to his management books, Peter Drucker is also renowned for his prophetic books analysing politics, economics and society. These books span fifty years of modern history beginning with The End of Economic Man (1939) and including The Practice of Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managing in the Next Society; Management Challenges in the 21st Century; The Effective Executive and The Essential Drucker. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This book clarifies how innovation and entrepreneur are of the same substance, while providing the core practices and competencies that are used by effective entrepreneurial... Read morePublished 23 days ago by gerry morneau
I enjoyed reading this book, especially because it focuses so much on anecdotes. I definitely understood Drucker's point that innovation and entrepreneurship come out of changes... Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2003 by Denis Benchimol Minev
Drucker has a remarkable ability to deflate any self-styled entrepreneur and "innovator." His book discusses the sources of innovation, concluding rather significantly... Read morePublished on April 8 2000 by Robert David STEELE Vivas
Peter Drucker wrote an excellent book on innovation and management. One of the reasons I really enjoyed the book is that it gave numerous examples of well known companies... Read morePublished on Dec 3 1999 by LC2J (JB)
This book is filled with insights about management. Peter Drucker considers innovation and entrepreneurship to be part of the executive's job. Read morePublished on Dec 2 1999 by Christine Coleman
The writing style is fluid and many industry examples are given to illustrate the author's point. There is a lot of meat in this book which provides a framework for the thought... Read morePublished on Dec 2 1999 by Joshie Cox
The implication of Peter Drucker's thesis is that innovation, in the context of entrepreneurship, can be viewed as a practice or discipline that is accessible to virtually anyone... Read morePublished on Dec 2 1999 by Terry B. Dukatz