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Drucker, born in Vienna, Austria, moved to the United States in 1937. In 1943, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He taught at New York University as Professor of Management from 1950 to 1971. Since 1971 he has been the Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He lives in Claremont, California.
He has been writing influential works about management since 1939. He has written about 30 books, and from 1975 to 1995 he was an editorial columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He has also been a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review. Now in his nineties, he still consults for businesses and non-profit organizations.
Drucker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President George W. Bush on July 9, 2002. He was the Honorary Chairman of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, now the Leader to Leader Institute, from 1990 through 2002. His most controversial work is on compensation schemes, in which he said that senior management should not be compensated more than twenty times the lowest paid employees. This made him an enemy of some of the same people who had previously praised him.
List of publications
- Adventures of a Bystander
- Concept of the Corporation (1946)
- Drucker on Asia: A Dialogue Between Peter Drucker and Isao Nakauchi
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles
- The Age of Discontinuity (1969)
- The Practice of Management (1954)
- Landmarks of Tomorrow: A Report on the New ‘Post-Modern’ World
- Leading in a Time of Change: What it Will Take to Lead Tomorrow
- Management Challenges for the 21st Century (1999)
- Management: Tasks Responsibilities Practices
- Managing for Results: Economic Tasks and Risk-Taking Decisions
- Managing for the Future: The 1990s and Beyond
- Managing in a Time of Great Change
- Managing in the Next Society
- Managing in Turbulent Times (1980)
- Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Practices and Principles
- Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management
- Post-Capitalist Society