Registration is now open for the third annual Global Peter Drucker Forum—”A Quest for Legitimacy: How Managers Can Shape the Future”—to be held in Vienna on Nov. 3-4, 2011.

“The goal is to move beyond the current notion of ‘corporate social responsibility,’ which has lost so much of its luster in the wake of the recent financial crisis,” said Richard Straub, the president of the Drucker Society Europe, an affiliate of the Drucker Institute, which is helping to organize the event.

The Forum will feature a roster of world-class speakers, including:

  • Charles Handy, social philosopher and author of The Hungry Spirit
  • Rakesh Khurana, professor of organizational behavior at Harvard Business School and the author of From Higher Aims to Hired Hands
  • Mark R. Kramer, managing director of FSG and co-author with Michael E. Porter of the recent Harvard Business Review article Creating Shared Value
  • Natsumi Iwasaki, author of the best-selling novel in Japan in 2010, featuring the ideas of Peter Drucker
  • Deepa Prahalad, book author and consultant who is continuing the work of her late father, C.K. Prahalad, as reflected in his book The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Iqbal Quadir, director and founder of the Legatum Centre at MIT and the former CEO of Grameenphone in Bangladesh
  • Peter Gomez, president of SIX Group, initiator of the “Swiss Dialogue”
  • Rick Wartzman, executive director of the Drucker Institute and an online columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Adrian Wooldridge, management editor of The Economist

CEOs and senior executives from General Electric, Haniel Group, Raiffeisen Zentralbank, Mazars, the Zurich Stock Exchange, Deutsche Telekom and other leading corporations will provide their perspectives on “making it happen.” The winners of an essay contest for those under the age of 35, “The Global Peter Drucker Challenge,” will also participate and serve on key panels.

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