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This is a paper by Peter Drucker presented at the Eighth Annual Engineering Management Conference, and titled "Managing Tomorrow". He explores the gap in experience and perspective between the current management leaders and those who will step up to take their place. According to Drucker, the average age of top management people is sixty. These are men who grew up during and lived through, World War I, depression, Communism, and the New Deal. They will be replaced by men who were raised in time of full employment, and a surge of world economy and trade, but also "the shadow of the cloud of Hiroshima". Drucker believes that as the first generation to enter the work force with management already a part of business, these men will take it for granted, unlike the "founding fathers" whose shoes they fill. Drucker also states that the new management leaders will face many challenges in different areas, but one of the most important will be making management international, even among countries that possess no foundation for it. This copy contains original markings in the margins.
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005 World War I World War II Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 Communism Soviet Union Capitalism Management Mayo, Elton, 1880-1949 Tools Entrepreneurs Knowledge workers Management science International relations Development and underdevelopment
Copy of booklet: Section of booklet on "Eighth Annual Engineering Management Conference", September 15-16, 1960; Courtesy of the Nova Southeastern University Archives; Box 38; Folder 12 Peter Drucker - "Managing Tomorrow" 9/15-16/60; 8 pages