Drucker Forum


1st Global Peter F. Drucker Forum, Vienna, 19-20 Nov 2009; Paper deadline 1 Jul

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Drucker Society

1st Global Peter F. Drucker Forum
November 19-20, 2009,Vienna:
Managing for the Future
The Drucker Society of Austria, supported by
Emerald and EFMD
Special Call for Conference Papers


Peter Drucker is widely acknowledged as ‘the father of modern management’. The 1st Global Peter F. Drucker Forum, ‘Managing the Future’, will be held in Vienna, Drucker’s home city, on the centenary of Drucker’s birth (visit http://www.druckersociety.at).

In addition to invited papers by key thinkers including Charles Handy, Philip Kotler and CK Prahalad, the Drucker Society have now opened an opportunity for a limited number of contributions from scholars and practitioners on themes central to Drucker’s work, including:

  • Repositioning management as a social role
  • The Profession of Management for the 21st century – a new model?
  • Knowledge worker productivity and knowledge worker wisdom
  • The future of knowledge work
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Managing nonprofits in the 21st century

Submitted papers will be evaluated for presentation at the forum and publication in a subsequent special issue of Management Decision. Just as Drucker was interested in relevant research, reviewers will be paying particular attention to how manuscripts critically evaluate Drucker’s insights and their application to day to day management.

Those selected will be expected to attend the conference and present their paper. Places are very limited, so we would request an early indication of interest, accompanied by a good abstract/outline of a proposed paper, to Helen Evans, hevans@emeraldinsight.com

Electronic submissions, to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/md, are due no later than 1 July, 2009. Contributors should follow the author guidelines provided here. For general questions about submission, contact Guest Editor, David Lamond, at dlamond@emeraldinsight.com.

We expect to be able to offer acceptance by 1st September.

Emerald and EFMD are delighted to be working with the Drucker Society of Austria in supporting this landmark event to celebrate the life and contribution of one of the field’s greatest thinkers. We hope you will be able to join us.

Kind regards,

Helen Evans
Emerald Group Publishing Limited