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Concept of the Corporation

Concept of the Corporation

Author: Peter Drucker

Year Published: 1946

Description: Based on a two-year study of General Motors conducted at the end of World War II, Peter Drucker’s Concept of the Corporation was a first-of-its-kind analysis of the internal workings of a large business and the managerial strategies that contribute to corporate success. When it was first published, General Motors criticized it as prejudicial against business; however, over time, the book helped establish the automobile manufacturer as a worldwide model of organizational structure, for not only private corporations, but a variety of organizations.


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