Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005)
, a man largely credited with creating the school of thought that governs most modern corporate management styles, died Friday at 95.
Peter Drucker--writer, management consultant and university professor--was born in Vienna, Austria in November 1909. After receiving his doctorate in Public and International Law from Frankfurt University in Frankfurt, Germany, he worked as an economist and journalist in London before moving to the United States in 1937.
Peter Drucker published his first book, The End of Economic Man, in 1939. He has written 35 books in all: 15 books deal with management, including the landmark books The Practice of Management and The Effective Executive. His most recent book, Managing in the Next Society, was published in fall 2002.
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