Post-Capitalist Society

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Oct 22, 2013 - Business & Economics - 212 pages
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Post-Capitalist Society provides an analysis of the transformation of the world into a post-capitalist society. This transformation, which will not be completed until 2010 or 2020, has already changed the political, economic, social, and moral landscape of the world. The book reviews and revises the social, economic, and political history of the Age of Capitalism and of the nation state. It argues that the real and controlling resource and the absolutely decisive 'factor of production' is neither capital, nor land, nor labor. It is knowledge. Instead of capitalists and proletarians, the classes of the post-capitalist society are knowledge workers and service workers.
This book covers a wide range of topics, dealing with post-capitalist society; with post-capitalist polity; and with new challenges to knowledge itself. The focus is on the developed countries—on Europe, on the United States and Canada, on Japan and the newly developed countries on the mainland of Asia, rather than on the developing countries of the Third World. The areas of discussion—Society, Polity, and Knowledge—are arrayed in order of predictability.
 

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Perceptive takes on the "postcapitalist" era, which, according to Drucker (Managing for the Future, 1992, etc.), got under way shortly after WW II. Every few centuries, the author notes, the West ... Read full review

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One of my absolute favorites. Provides such a great foundation on Management from a Transnational standpoint. Great historical references and examples of the evolution of Management. His insight into ... Read full review

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Knowledge
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Index
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Peter F. Drucker has been Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School in California since 1971.

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