- The Oxford Handbook of Management
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Introduction and Theoretical Overview: Management—Past, Present, and Future
- Scientific Management
- Human Relations
- Operations Management
- Peter F. Drucker’s Management by Objectives and Self-Control
- Studying Culture in Organizations: Not Taking for Granted the Taken-for-Granted
- The Opening Up of Organization Theory: Open Systems, Contingency Theory, and Organizational Design
- Future in the Past: A Philosophical Reflection on the Prospects of Management
- Managing People: Understanding the Theory and Practice of Human Resources Management
- Managing Operations
- Managing Projects
- Managing Data, Information, and Knowledge
- Managing Meaning—Culture
- Management and Leadership
- Fragmentation in Strategic Management: Process and Agency Issues
- Management Practice—and the Doing of Management
- Managing Change
- Management as a Practice of Power
- Management and Morality/Ethics—The Elusive Corporate Morals
- Management and Modernity
- Evidence-Based Management
- Management Education in Business Schools
- Management as an Academic Discipline?
- Culture, Context, and Managerial Behaviour
- International Management
- Management and Consultancy: Ambivalence, Complexity, and Change
- Author Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter considers the emergence in 1954 and the evolution of Peter F. Drucker’s Management by Objectives—MbO—into what he termed a principle of management. It sets down its purpose, which is the integration of all management functions. Recorded is the involvement and cooperation with Drucker, by the Englishman John Humble who complimented Drucker’s conceptual work by producing operational books. The rise and then the apparent fall and disappearance of MbO is challenged as evidence is provided that it has been amalgamated with Quality Management and become the Japanese evolved method of management Hoshin Kanri, which is being applied by many international businesses.
Peter Starbuck was born in Birmingham in 1936. He trained and qualified as a construction industry professional, either side of a two-year interruption for National Service (1959–61) in the Royal Engineers in West Germany. His commercial career has also included work with education and training, the Health Service, social housing, and charities. His involvement with Peter F. Drucker began in 1975, when he applied his ideas commercially. For the last twenty years he has studied Drucker and related influences, and is the only person to have deposited a PhD thesis on him with The British Library. He continues to work from his home office on the English/Welsh Borders.
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