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The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing Society

Peter F. Drucker


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PUBLISHED: 31st January 1992
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"Originally published in 1968 by Harper & Row"--T.p. verso.
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  • Paperback
    $101.90
PUBLISHED: 31st January 1992
ISBN: 9781560006183
ANNOTATION:
"Originally published in 1968 by Harper & Row"--T.p. verso.

Annotation

"Originally published in 1968 by Harper & Row"--T.p. verso.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1983 Edition

Preface to the 1983 Edition

Preface to the Original Edition

Part 1: The Knowledge Technologies

  1. The End of Continuity

  2. The New Industries and their Dynamics

  3. The New Entrepreneur

  4. The New Economic Policies

Part 2: From International to World Economy

  1. The Global Shooping Center

  2. Making the Poor Productive

  3. Beyond the "New Economics"

Part 3: A Society of Organizations

  1. The New Pluralism

  2. Toward a Theory of Organizations

  3. The Sickness of Government

  4. How Can The Individual Survive

Part 4: The Knowledge Society

  1. The Knowledge Economy

  2. Work and Worker in the Knowledge Society

  3. Has Succes Spoiled Schools?

  4. The New Learning and the New Teaching

  5. The Politics of Knowledge

  6. Does Knowledge Have a Future?

Conclusion

Review

-The Age of Discontinuity is the kind of book that makes businessmen think thoughts they have never thought before.-

--The New York Times -Professor Drucker's book has tremendous scope. . . . [It] is a useful, stimulating survey of the political and economic realities that may shape the next few decades.-

--Wall Street Journal -Drucker argues his case brilliantly.-

--David Broder, Washington Post -Peter F. Drucker . . . sees no challenge that cannot be met by America and the 'have' nations of the world provided they have the flexibility to recognize that a new era is upon us.-

--Newsday "The Age of Discontinuity is the kind of book that makes businessmen think thoughts they have never thought before."

--The New York Times "Drucker argues his case brilliantly."

--David Broder, Washington Post "Peter F. Drucker . . . sees no challenge that cannot be met by America and the 'have' nations of the world provided they have the flexibility to recognize that a new era is upon us."

--Newsday "Professor Drucker's book has tremendous scope. . . . [It] is a useful, stimulating survey of the political and economic realities that may shape the next few decades."

--Wall Street Journal "Drucker argues his case brilliantly."

--David Broder, Washington Post "Peter F. Drucker . . . sees no challenge that cannot be met by America and the 'have' nations of the world provided they have the flexibility to recognize that a new era is upon us."

--Newsday "The Age of Discontinuity is the kind of book that makes businessmen think thoughts they have never thought before."

--The New York Times "Professor Drucker's book has tremendous scope. . . . [It] is a useful, stimulating survey of the political and economic realities that may shape the next few decades."

--Wall Street Journal

Product Details

Author
Peter F. Drucker
Publisher
Transaction Publishers
Language
English
ISBN-10
1560006188
ISBN-13
9781560006183
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1992
Publication Date
1992-01-31
Edition
2nd
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Residence
Claremont, CA, US
Pages
420
Short Title
AGE OF DISCONTINUITY REV/E 2/E
Edition Description
Revised
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Subtitle
Guidelines to Our Changing Society