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  • All fields: Operations Research and Synthesis
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    • Methods for developing a new "theory of the business" - some case examples, 1958-02-27

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Mathematics; Business; Operations research; Consultants; Sales; Cargo ships; Design; Logic; Marketing; Manufacturing processes; Engineering; Ford Motor Company; World War II; Autonomy; Risk;...
    • This is a report written by Peter Drucker for use by Mel Hurni and the OR&SCS (Operations Research and Synthesis Consulting Service) team. Drucker states that this merely serves the purpose of a "thought starter" to begin to sketch out ways to...
    • Correspondence on methods for developing a new "theory of the business" - some case...

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Mathematics; Business; Operations research; Consultants; Sales; Cargo ships; Design; Logic; Marketing; Manufacturing processes; Engineering; Ford Motor Company; World War II; Autonomy; Risk;...
    • This is a letter from Peter Drucker to Mel Hurni and the enclosed memorandum, also written by Drucker. It is for use by Mel Hurni and the OR&SCS (Operations Research and Synthesis Consulting Service) team. Drucker states that this merely serves the...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1954-06-18

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Mathematics; Management; Operations research
    • This is a letter from Peter Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni. It discusses the use of math and the place of a mathematician in OR&S. Drucker believes that Operations Research and Synthesis is not just the application of mathematics to business, it is...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Mel Hurni, 1955-06-01

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Operations research; Budget; Letters
    • This is a letter written by Peter Drucker for Mel Hurni. He discusses how important writing the budget is for the future of the Operations Research and Synthesis program. Drucker believes Mel should use it as an opportunity to create better...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Mel Hurni, 1955

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Operations research; General Electric Company; Letters
    • This is a letter from Peter Drucker to Mel Hurni. It is a description of Drucker's experience at a professional business manager course offered in Ossining, New York. He describes some of the people there and their level of understanding and...
    • Correspondence from M. E. Salveson to Mel Hurni, 1955-11-25

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Operations research; World War II; Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955; General Electric Company
    • This is a letter written by M. E. Salveson for Mel Hurni commenting on a different letter written by Peter Drucker to Harold Smiddy on September 30. Salveson emphasizes that as they make progress in Operations Research and Synthesis, credit must...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Harlan D. Mills, 1954-08-27

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Mills, Harlan D., 1919-; Letters; Game theory; Books; Planning; Strategy; Logic
    • This is a letter from Peter Drucker to Harlan Mills. Drucker comments on the book "Uncertainty and Business Decisions". He believes it brings up a lot of relative points for OR&S (Operations Research and Synthesis), but this is mostly through...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Mel Hurni, 1955-06-01

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Operations research; Consultants; Training; Knowledge and learning; Ability; General Electric Company
    • This letter is from Peter F. Drucker to Mel Hurni. Its purpose is to show how challenging it will be to design and implement the training program for the Operations Research and Synthesis Consulting Service. Drucker states that it is time to...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1954-09-18

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Operations research; General Electric Company; Decision making; Management; Consultants; Manufacturing processes
    • Peter Drucker wrote this letter to Mel Hurni to discuss more possible solutions to the problems discussed in a meeting the previous week. The conclusions he lists include constantly working to improve the competence of the workers involved,...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Mel Hurni, 1955-07-01

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Operations research; General Electric Company; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Letters
    • This letter was written for Mel Hurni by Peter Drucker. Drucker compliments Hurni's hard work and achievements and discusses opportunities that lie ahead. He goes into detail on the three major fronts (conceptual, organizational, and operational)...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1954-12-29

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Decentralization in management; General Electric Company; Executive management; Operations research; Performance; Autonomy; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978
    • This is a letter written by Peter F. Drucker for Mel Hurni. Drucker addresses some weaknesses in the General Electric Company that he believes can be solved or improved by O.R. & S. (operations research and synthesis). He also outlines the three...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Harold F. Smiddy, 1955-09-30

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Cordiner, Ralph J.; General Foods Corporation; General Electric Company; Society for Advancement of Management
    • This is a letter from Peter Drucker to Harold Smiddy. Drucker compliments Smiddy on the paper he presented at the recent SAM conference. He also discusses a talk given by Mr. Johnson. Drucker gives his own interpretation of Mr. Johnson's speech and...
    • The technical counsellor in OR&SCS - GE, 1957-11-20

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; General Electric Company; Consultants; Autonomy; Management
    • This is a rough draft of specifications for the position of "technical counsellor" in Operations Research & Synthesis Consulting Service at General Electric. It was written by Peter Drucker and submitted to Mel Hurni. It covers the needs, the...
    • Report about operations research, 1958-09-24

    • Production and logistics; Operations research; Performance; Industrial engineering
    • This is a report that outlines ways in which the function of Operations Research can be run more effectively, as well as enhance the way it operates with other personnel within the organization. This contains handwritten edits.
    • Correspondence from Melvin L. Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1958-09-29

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Management; General Electric Company
    • This letter is written by Mel Hurni for Peter Drucker and is a critique of an article draft written by Drucker. The article is called "Management Science or Management Gadget Bag?". Hurni lists several issues he finds with the article and offers...
    • Correspondence from Melvin L. Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1958-02-11

    • Letters; Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; General Electric Company; Operations research; Professional employees; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • This letter is from Mel Hurni to Peter Drucker. It discusses the theory building work that Drucker did for Hurni. Hurni explains adjustments he would like Drucker to make so that the examples will be more suitable to his purposes. One such...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Harold F. Smiddy, 1954-09-05

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Letters; General Electric Company; Risk; Management; Automation; Problem solving
    • This is a letter from Peter F. Drucker to Harold F. Smiddy. Drucker writes that he took Smiddy's advice about eliminating the distinction, in his writings on "Manager Manpower Planning", between "general managers" and "other managers". He goes on...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1958-02-14

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Management consulting; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978
    • This letter is written by Peter Drucker for Mel Hurni. It consists of several comments about a memorandum that was written to Harold Smiddy to propose a writing topic for a book or article. Drucker believes he has chosen a good topic that could...

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