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According to Peter F. Drucker (1909–2005), a revered and prolific writer in the field, “management pertains to every human effort that brings together in one organization people of diverse knowledge and skills.” Managers in both the forprofit and nonprofit arenas share similar responsibilities, he wrote, “among them defining the right strategies and goals, developing people, measuring performance, and marketing the organization’s services.” (The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker’s Essential Writings on Management. New York: HarperCollins, 2001, pp. 7–8.) Planning, organizing, leading, directing, and controlling are functions traditionally ascribed to management, but the field comprises numerous subdisciplines, including management science, organization studies, strategic planning, decision-making, leadership studies, human resource management, cross-cultural and international management, quality management, supply chain management, knowledge management, logistics management, crisis management, product innovation management, management communication, management research, manufacturing and service operations management, and project management.

The selection of management journals and magazines discussed in this section include scholarly, peer-reviewed sources as well as publications intended for practitioners and general readers. They offer a mix of theoretical articles, empirical research reports and pragmatic advice, and article summaries and book reviews that can be easily processed by busy professionals. Most of the publications are now available in both print and online formats, and ISSNs for both are included in the annotations when this is the case. Many journals also offer open-access options to authors, who for an additional fee can make their articles available online to both subscribers and non-subscribers of the journal. Early publication online options are also common, under which the version of record of an article is posted online before appearing in a journal issue.



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