American Management Association; Organization theory; Letters
After reading James Worthy's paper on organization structure, Drucker asserts his preference to distinguish managerial autonomy based on an independent business unit, from managerial autonomy created purely by administrative decision.
Drucker congratulates James Worthy on the publication of Big Business and Free Men. Drucker also mentions that he is working on a series of articles that he would like Worthy to view. Contains Drucker's original signature.
Authorship; Education - Curricula; Letters; Worthy, James C.; Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
Drucker agrees with James Worthy's curriculum and believes that the splintering of management learning is senseless. Drucker also states he is working on a book and congratulates Worthy on his "retirement." Contains Drucker's original signature.
Authors and publishers; Authorship; Letters; University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). Press
Drucker asks if James Worthy's daughter, Joan, has won re-election and delights at the news that the University of Illinois Press wants to publish Worthy's papers. Drucker states he is beginning a new book which will primarily be about emerging...
After hearing news that St. Petersburg University has a "Drucker Prize," Drucker writes the Dean of Academic Affairs, Valery Katkalo to thank and convey his gratitude to the students. Contains Drucker's original signature.
Drucker asks John C. Shaw, Dean of the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management to contact Dr. Guido Stein, the Secretario General of the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, who is interested in Drucker's work. Drucker also informs...
Degrees, Academic; Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.); Letters
Drucker informs Mark S. Wrighton, Ph.D, Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, that he will be unable to attend the university's commencement in May to receive an honorary doctorate because Claremont Graduate University's...
Herbert V. Brotspies states that the concepts outlined in Drucker's books were valuable and insightful to his management career and thanks him for influencing his successful business career. Contains Brotspies' original signature.
After creating a synthesis of Drucker's ideas, practices and principles, Cass Canfield, Jr. of HarperCollins, suggests selling the synthesis on audio cassettes and in paperback as an introduction to Drucker's management ideas and philosophy.
Albert Williams, Executive Director of the Associated Colleges of Illinois submitted a proposal to James C. Worthy that addresses the problems of higher education. Worthy has asked that Drucker review proposal for a future meeting date.
Letters; Sears, Roebuck and Company; Union Pacific Railroad Company
James C. Worthy addresses the issue of industrial development and the role Sears will play in assisting small towns in the United States, such as Kearney, Nebraska, to move away from depending solely on agricultural resources.
Manuscript preparation (Authorship); Letters;Word processors; Publishers and publishing
James C. Worthy discusses developments of his biography on General Wood, as his entire manuscript has been "word processed." In addition, Worthy asks Drucker for assistance in coming up with a better title of the biography and has enclosed copies...