“Peter Drucker was the first to recognize, comprehend and solve the key problems of management, namely the dynamic interplay between continuity and change, conservation and innovation, community and society, great ideas and human endeavour. He created social ecology – as both theory and practice.” – Fredmund Malik
“Fredmund Malik has become the leading analyst of, and expert on, Management in Europe as it has emerged in the last thirty years – and a powerful force in shaping it as a consultant. He is a commanding figure – in theory as well as in the practice of Management.” – Peter Drucker
Peter F. Drucker was by far the most important management thinker of the twentieth century. He was the first to recognize the importance of management as a function for society and to make management learnable and teachable. Professor Fredmund Malik and Peter Drucker had a close relationship for many years. They met regularly to discuss current developments in management. What interested Peter Drucker most was the development of Malik’s holistic system. Peter Drucker died a few days ahead of his 96th birthday on November 11, 2005.
Interview Series 2 (in German):
* Emerald is a british publisher spezializing in reasearch and science publications
Visiting Peter Drucker in Claremont, CA, April 17 and 18, 1990