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The Age of Discontinuity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780434903955, 9781483165424

The Age of Discontinuity

1st Edition

Guidelines to Our Changing Society

Author: Peter F. Drucker
eBook ISBN: 9781483165424
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 380


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The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing Society describes the discontinuities that are changing the structure and the meaning of economy, politics, and society. Major discontinuities exist in four areas: the knowledge technologies; changes in the world's economy; a society of organizations; and the knowledge society. This book is organized into four parts encompassing 17 chapters. Each part represents the four areas of discontinuities. Part I highlights the growth in major industries and businesses, along with economic policies related to tax incentives. Part II looks into the status of the global economy, the disparity between the rich and poor countries, and the concepts and application of the economic theory demonstrating a closed economy controlled from within by national, monetary, credit, and tax policies. Part III examines the changes in the political matrix of social and economic life. This part deals particularly with the theory of pluralism and organizations, as well as the creation of socio-political reality. Part IV focuses on the changes in the cost center and the crucial resource of the economy. Knowledge changes involve changes in labor forces and work. This book will prove useful to economists, public servants, sociologists, and researchers.

Table of Contents


Part One: The Knowledge Technologies

1. The End of Continuity

2. The New Industries and their Dynamics

3. The New Entrepreneur

4. The New Economic Policies

Part Two: From International to World Economy

5. The Global Shopping Centre

6. Making the Poor Productive

7. Beyond the ‘New Economics’

Part Three: A Society of Organizations

8. The New Pluralism

9. Towards a Theory of Organizations

10. The Sickness of Government

11. How Can the Individual Survive?

Part Four: The Knowledge Society

12. The Knowledge Economy

13. Work and Worker in the Knowledge Society

14. Has Success Spoilt the Schools?

15. The New Learning and the New Teaching

16. The Politics of Knowledge

17. Does Knowledge have a Future?




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