Age Of Discontinuity / Edition 2

Age Of Discontinuity / Edition 2

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by Peter F. Drucker
     
 

The closing decades of the twentieth century have been characterized as a period of disruption and discontinuity in which the structure and meaning of economy, polity, and society have been radically altered. In this volume Peter Drucker focuses with great clarity and perception on the forces of change that are transforming the economic landscape and creating

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The closing decades of the twentieth century have been characterized as a period of disruption and discontinuity in which the structure and meaning of economy, polity, and society have been radically altered. In this volume Peter Drucker focuses with great clarity and perception on the forces of change that are transforming the economic landscape and creating tomorrow's society.

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 spritual 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560006183
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Preface to the 1983 Edition
Preface to the Original Edition
Pt. 1The Knowledge Technologies
1The End of Continuity3
2The New Industries and Their Dynamics11
3The New Entrepreneur42
4The New Economic Policies58
Pt. 2From International to World Economy
5The Global Shopping Center77
6Making the Poor Productive102
7Beyond the "New Economics"137
Pt. 3A Society of Organizations
8The New Pluralism171
9Toward a Theory of Organizations188
10The Sickness of Government212
11How Can the Individual Survive?243
Pt. 4The Knowledge Society
12The Knowledge Economy263
13Work and Worker in the Knowledge Society287
14Has Success Spoiled the Schools?311
15The New Learning and the New Teaching334
16The Politics of Knowledge349
17Does Knowledge Have a Future?372
Conclusion381
Index384

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