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Interview with Peter Drucker
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Drucker Archives
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In this interview Peter Drucker begins by explaining why he feels the continuing education of successful adults is the segment of the management market that is most likely to grow. Within this group of successful adults who seek continuing education he sees several types of individuals, some are mid-career, upper middle management in large companies, top management in small companies, non-profit management, and non-business executives. Another group is composed of people with a technical background who work in service positions and move upward into supervisor and management positions. It is the second group that Drucker sees as having the most potential for growth. Drucker goes on to predict that in the future classrooms will be located in dozens of places such as, employers’ places of business, small groups meeting in church basements, and so forth. He emphasizes the importance of distance learning and a change in learning methodologies toward videotapes and distance learning strategies. Later in the interview he explains that management will have to learn new basic assumptions such as, management does not necessarily mean business management, and that there is no one right way to organize, instead organization needs to fit the task.
moving image
H264; quicktime
Adult education
Distance education
Learning models (Stochastic processes)
Color videocassette: Peter Drucker Interview Tapes 1 & 2 of 2, Box 84; ¾ inch VHS cassette
Drucker Archives -

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