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  • All fields: Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978
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    • Correspondence from Harold F. Smiddy to Peter F. Drucker, 1958-09-29

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Letters; Management science; Risk; Authorship; Management; Entrepreneurship; Tools
    • This is a letter from Harold Smiddy to Peter Drucker. Smiddy gives a lengthy and detailed critique on Drucker's article "Management Science or Management Gadget Bag?", which he also calls his "Thinking Ahead" piece, for the Harvard Business Review....
    • Correspondence from Harold F. Smiddy to Peter F. Drucker, 1954-09-07

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Letters; Risk; Automation; Decision making; Decentralization in management; Consultants; Books
    • This is a letter from Harold Smiddy to Peter Drucker. It is in response to two letters written by Drucker on September 5, 1954. The letters were about "Executive Position Guides" and the distinction between "general managers" and "other managers"....
    • 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...
    • MBO and Drucker - its early development

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Greenwood, Ronald G.; Management by objectives; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; General Electric Company; Books; Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966; Tarrant, John J.; Decentralization in...
    • This is an article written by Ron Greenwood. He discusses how Drucker was the first to coin the term "Management by Objectives", though possibly not the first to use it. Greenwood also explores Drucker's work with Harold Smiddy and General...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Harold F. Smiddy, 1955-09-30

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; General Electric Company; Operations research; Arthur D. Little Foundation; Case Institute of Technology; Society for Advancement of Management
    • This is a letter written by Peter Drucker for Harold Smiddy. He writes to express how clearly Smiddy makes the distinction between "OR&S at GE", and "Operations Research" at the Case Institute and Arthur D. Little. Drucker explains, what he feels,...
    • Correspondence from Mel L. Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1958-02-07

    • Letters; Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Management consulting; Management science; Problem solving; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978
    • This letter was sent from Mel Hurni to Peter Drucker asking for his opinions about the attached proposal. Enclosed is a letter from Mel Hurni to Harold Smiddy containing a tentative hypothesis for an article about the work of a manager. The...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Harold F. Smiddy, 1955-09-30

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; General Electric Company; Operations research; Arthur D. Little Foundation; Case Institute of Technology; Society for Advancement of Management
    • This is a letter written by Peter Drucker for Harold Smiddy. He writes to express how clearly Smiddy makes the distinction between "OR&S at GE", and "Operations Research" at the Case Institute and Arthur D. Little. Drucker explains, what he feels,...
    • 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...
    • Organizational dynamics, spring 1974

    • Organizational behavior; Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Professional employees; Management; Management by objectives; American Management Association; McGregor, Douglas; Industrial engineering; International Business Machines...
    • This is a publication by Organizational Dynamics from the Spring of 1974. It has four articles by various authors and an interview with Peter Drucker conducted by Dr. William Dowling. The entire booklet discusses MBO (Management by Objectives) or...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Professor Ronald G. Greenwood, 1979-04-06

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Greenwood, Ronald G.; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972; Letters
    • A letter written by Peter Drucker to Ronald G. Greenwood discussing a potential promotion for Professor Greenwood, and Drucker's opinions about two papers he wrote. Peter Drucker liked the first piece about Harold F. Smiddy, but felt that the paper...
    • Correspondence from Mel Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1957-04-08

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Cordiner, Ralph J.; Cybernetics
    • This was a brief note written by Mel Hurni to Peter Drucker. The letter thanks Drucker for the recommendation of a book by Father Dubarle. He mentions that Harold Smiddy insisted P.E. Mills read it as well. Hurni also offers a minor critique and...
    • 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...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Professor Ronald G. Greenwood, 1979-11-01

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Greenwood, Ronald G.; Letters; General Motors Company; Railroads; Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978
    • This letter was written by Peter Drucker to Ronald G. Greenwood to clarify some confusion about the term "managing by objectives and self-control". Drucker writes about the history of how the concepts behind the term came into play and who was...
    • How Drucker conceptualized MBO

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Greenwood, Ronald G.; Management by objectives; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; General Electric Company; Books; Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966; Tarrant, John J.
    • This is an article written by Ron Greenwood. He discusses how Drucker was the first to coin the term "Management by Objectives", though possibly not the first to use it. Greenwood also explores Drucker's work with Harold Smiddy and General...
    • Speaker schedule for first advanced MGT course, 1956

    • Scheduling; Cordiner, Ralph J.; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Borch, Fred J., 1910-; Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972; General Electric Company; American Management Association; Massachusetts...
    • This is a list of notable speakers and a schedule for the First Advanced Management Course in January, February, and March of 1956. Most of the Speakers listed work for General Electric. The rest of the speakers have their employers listed as...
    • Peter F. Drucker: a renaissance man; the man who asked the right questions

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; General Electric Company; Greenwood, Ronald G.; Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959; Social ecology; Books; Management by objectives; Decentralization in...
    • This is a paper about Drucker as a person, as well as his life and work. Individuals of merit who he has encountered through his life are mentioned, with emphasis on those who had a great impact on him. It then goes into detail about Drucker's work...
    • 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)...
    • Peter F. Drucker interview with John Tarrant, 1975

    • Tarrant, John J.; Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Interviews; Coca Cola (Trademark); Poverty; Austria; International relations; Sociology; Motion pictures; Inflation (Finance); Middle class; General Motors Company; Assembly-line...
    • This is a transcript for an interview with Peter Drucker conducted by John Tarrant. It was recorded in Los Angeles in 1975. The transcript is split up by the 8 separate sides of the original recording, but not by any subject matter. They cover a...

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