The Ecological Vision: Reflections on the American Condition

The Ecological Vision: Reflections on the American Condition

by Peter Drucker (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780765807250
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Pages: 474
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) is known by many as the father of modern management. He was Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School in California and was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is the author of over thirty-five books, including The Ecological Vision, The Concept of the Corporation, and A Functioning Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: American Experiences

1. The American Genius is Political

2. Calhoun's Pluralism

3. Henry Ford: The Last Populist

4. IBM's Watson: Vision for Tomorrow

5. The Myth of American Uniformity

Part 2: Economics as a Social Dimension

6. The Economic Basis of American Politics

7. The Poverty of Economic Theory

8. The Delusion of Profits

9. Schumpeter and Keynes

10. Keynes: Economics as a Magical System

Part 3: The Social Function of Management

11. Management's Role

12. Management: The Problems of Success

13. Social Innovation: Management's New Dimension

Part 4: Business as a Social Institution

14. Can The Be "Business Ethics"

15. The New Productivity Challenge

16. The Emerging Theory of Manufacturing

17. The Hostile Takeover and its Discontents

Part 5: Work, Tools and Society

18. Work and Tools

19. Technology, Science and Culture

20. India and Apprpriate Technology

21. The First Technological Revolution

Part 6: The Information-Based Society

22. Information, Communications and Understanding

23. Information and the Riture of City

24. The Information-Based Organization

Part 7: Japan as Society and Civilization

25. A View of Japan Through Japanese Art

26. Japan: The Problems of Success

27. Behind Japan's Success

28. Misintepreting Japan and the Japanese

29. How Westernized are the Japanese?

Part 8: Why Society is not Enough

30. The Unfashionable Kierkegaard

Afterword: Reflections of a Social Ecologist

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