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The 2009 Drucker Centennial Conference in Korea Fosters Dialog Between the Public and Private Sectors

The conference “The Drucker Solutions: Key to Responsible High-Performing Society” will explore ideas and practices of knowledge-based innovation in business and social enterprise and will foster dialog between the public and private sectors in Korea.

Claremont, CA, May 10, 2009 --( There couldn’t be a more appropriate setting than Seoul to explore ideas about innovation, and Peter Drucker himself praised Korea as the most entrepreneurial country in the world.

The 2009 Drucker Centennial Conference titled “The Drucker Solutions: Key to Responsible High-Performing Society” will take place in Seoul in June 16-17. The conference is part of a series of events being held around the world to mark the 100th birthday of the father modern management Peter F. Drucker and celebrate his ideas about innovation in management. In Drucker-style fashion, the event is organized to foster dialog across sectors by helping social entrepreneurs learn form those on the private sector, as well as helping corporate CEOs and managers learn form successful nonprofits and social enterprises.

The focus of the conference will be on the management of ideas, people and environment in a socially responsible, ethical and sustainable manner in today’s knowledge-based society. It will gather leading scholars, executive and professionals to discuss the essential principles and practices of knowledge-based innovation in business and social enterprise.

The conference is hosted by the P. F. Drucker Society of Korea, The Drucker School of management at CGU, the Drucker Institute, and the Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The event will take place at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Grand Hall. For more information, please visit

About the Drucker Institute
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University is a think tank and action tank whose purpose is to stimulate effective management and ethical leadership across all sectors of society. It does this, in large part, by advancing the ideas and ideals of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management. The Institute acts as a hub for a worldwide network of Drucker Societies: volunteer-driven organizations that are using Drucker’s teachings to bring about positive change in their local communities.

In addition, the Institute maintains a digital archive of Drucker’s papers; undertakes research that builds on Drucker’s writings; offers an annual $100,000 prize for nonprofit innovation; produces curricular material that distills Drucker’s decades of leading-edge thinking; applies Drucker’s work to current events (including through a regular online column in BusinessWeek by Institute Director Rick Wartzman); presents a slide show exploring the “Responsibility Gap”—society’s collective failure to be good and ethical stewards of our resources, people and institutions; and hosts visiting fellows with Drucker-like insights and values.

The Institute is a close affiliate of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management. For more on the Institute and its programs, go to

About the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
Named after Professor Peter Drucker in 1974, the Drucker School was established to satisfy the niche of part time executive management education. Today, the school shares its name with one of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs, Masatoshi Ito, combining a thinker (Peter Drucker, the founder of modern management) with a doer (Masatoshi Ito, who built the largest retail network in Japan), and reflecting a decidedly global orientation. Drucker has some 4,400 alumni around the globe, many of whom are leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

The school is known for its innovative programs, which in addition to the Masters in Arts Management (AM), includes the traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Executive Management Program (EMBA), a Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE), a Master in Politics, and Business and Economics (MAPEB), as well as a variety of certificate programs and customized corporate executive education offerings. The Drucker School’s programs and degrees are unique in their focus on management as a liberal art, rather than specific concentrations on core business functions such as accounting, finance, or marketing.

About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is an independent institution devoted entirely to graduate study. More than 2,000 students are studying for Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 22 disciplines. Located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, CGU is part of a liberal arts consortium commonly known as The Claremont Colleges. The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) includes Pomona, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna and Pitzer colleges, plus the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and Claremont Graduate University.

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