Peter Ferdinand Drucker (19 Nov 1909 - 11 Nov 2005) was a leading management theorist. Drucker, born in Vienna, Austria, moved to the United States in 1937. He taught at New York University as Professor of Management from 1950 to 1971. From 1971 through 2002 he taught at Claremont University. The university's School of Management was named for him in 1987.
He has written influential works about management since the 1940s. He has written about 30 books, and from 1975 to 1995 he was an editorial columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He consulted for businesses and non-profit organizations.
Drucker was awarded the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.
In 1990 he founded what is now the Leader to Leader Foundation.
Management Guru Peter Drucker 1909-2005 - posts on Curious Cat Management blog related to Peter Drucker's work
Articles available online by Peter Drucker
Books by Peter Drucker
- Managing for the Future: The 1990s and Beyond by Peter F. Drucker, 1993. Reprint edition.
- Managing in a Time of Great Change by Peter F. Drucker, 1998.
- The Practice of Management by Peter F. Drucker, 1993. Originally published in 1954. A classic book that remains valuable today.
- The Executive in Action: Managing for Results, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker, 1996.
- The Capitalist Philosophers : The Geniuses of Modern Business - Their Lives, Times, and Ideas by Andrea Gabor. Management "philosphers" include: Robert McNamara, Peter Drucker, W. Edwards Deming and Mary Parker Follett.
This biography is an edited version of Drucker on the Wikipedia site. By John Hunter Sep 2004.