In 2002, Peter Ferdinand Drucker was awarded the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Drucker, was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1909 and 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. In 1990 he founded what is now the Leader to Leader Foundation. Curious Cat Peter Drucker Biography.
Management Visionary Peter Drucker Dies by Patricia Sullivan:
Mr. Drucker demanded that public and private organizations operate ethically and decried managers who reap bonuses by laying off employees. "This is morally and socially unforgivable, and we will pay a heavy price for it," he said.
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