Peter Drucker's weimar experience: Moral managementas a perception of the past [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 41 (1-2):51 - 68 (2002)

Abstract
The writer discussed Drucker's ongoing denial of the relevance of business ethics in a paper presented to the Third Annual International Vincentian Conference. Later, in a paper presented to the Sixth Annual International Vincentian Conference, the writer argued that Collingwood's methodology would facilitate the advancement of an historical thesis which might explain the origins of Drucker's antipathy for business ethics. This latter aim is explored in the current paper. The paper asserts that it was Drucker's experiences of Weimar society and of the Weimar economy that led Drucker to seek a new socio-economic reality. This latter reality Drucker sought through management. The paper thus describes how the past led Drucker to seek management as, following Drucker, "a means to a bigger end"; and yet, simultaneously, not as an end in itself.
Keywords Drucker  ethics  experience  Germany  management  morality  Weimar
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DOI 10.1023/A:1021398005839
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