On incorporation as an NPO

Drucker Workshop, which was founded on November 19, 2005, and has been active as a voluntary organization for 18 years, established the NPO Drucker Society on December 5, 2023, with the transition period from December 5, 2023, to March 31, 2024 (the first phase of the NPO Drucker Society). The Society's activities will be transferred to a nonprofit organization beginning with its 19th year of operation.


We would like to thank our members, board members, and all those who have supported our activities since our founding on November 19, 2005. We would also like to ask for your continued understanding and cooperation in the activities of our new NPO.

Continuity and Change

The Drucker Workshop will take the opportunity of its incorporation to advance to a new stage, building on the continuity of its activities over the past 18 years and making innovations.


The non-profits are the American community. They increasingly give the individual the ability to perform and to achieve. Precisely because volunteers do not have the satisfaction of a paycheck, they have to get more satisfaction out of their contribution. – Managing the non-profit organization: practices and principles (1990)


Since its establishment in 2005, the Drucker Workshop has been supported entirely by the sincere volunteer activities of its members. Specifically, the Workshop has held annual conferences and academic meetings every year and published the journal "Civilization and Management." The results of these activities, both in terms of quality and quantity, are greatly appreciated. As Professor Drucker indicated, each member involved in the process has gained satisfaction from their contribution, and we are convinced that this satisfaction has been deeply engraved on the page of their self-realization.


This is the culture of excellence we have fostered in our organization, which should be carried over to the Drucker Workshop as a nonprofit organization.


“Social ecology is a practice…….Its aim is to maintain the balance between continuity and conservation on the one hand, and change and innovation on the other. “

– The Ecological Vision, Reflections on the American Condition (1993)


Social ecology is the mother tree of management. Drucker teaches that not only society but also organizations, which are the instruments of society, need to change in order to survive. This NPO incorporation must be an opportunity for change and creativity.


Since NPOs are governed by the Law for the Promotion of Specified Nonprofit Activities, they must improve their governance further. As a first step, we have decided to hold an open call for candidates for the Board of Directors. We intend to enhance this process gradually.


Also, we have established a Supporting Member category, which will allow organizations to become members of the Drucker Workshop. This will stimulate discussions on how to advance exchanges with companies and other organizations in the future.


In addition to the specified nonprofit activities, the Articles of Incorporation stipulate the following "Other Businesses": (1) Advice and consultation related to the practice of Drucker's philosophy, and (2) Holding lectures related to the practice of Drucker's philosophy. Expanding our business domain will give us more opportunities to contribute to society.


To keep the Drucker Workshop moving forward, we hope to work together with our members to deepen and advance "Drucker’s Management Philosophy" through new activities built on the Drucker Workshop's organizational culture to date.

Co-Chair Hitoshi Sato  /  Co-Chair Yasushi Isaka



Hitoshi Sato, Co-Chair

The Role of the Drucker Workshop is to Communicate How Management Should Evolve and Deepen

We have passed through a turning point, the "Age of Discontinuity," and are now at the threshold of the "Age of Continuity" once again. The Age of Discontinuity (1969) begins with the chapter "The End of Continuity." Professor Drucker would describe now as either "the End of Discontinuity” or "the Beginning of Continuity."

“We are clearly still in the middle of this transformation – indeed, if history is any guide it will not be completed until 2010 or 2020. “

- Postcapitalist Society (1993).

COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine have swept away some old worldviews that originated in the 20th century and are taking on a new form. What are the new worldviews and values should we stand by at the threshold of a new “Age of Continuity"?

This is the very reason why the journal of the Drucker Workshop advocates "Civilization and Management." We believe that the Drucker Workshop’s role and task is to communicate how management should evolve and deepen for society to function better under the civilization that mankind is about to build.

Professor Drucker uses the concept of culture along with civilization.

“If management does not succeed in putting to work the specific cultural heritage of a country and of a people, social and economic development is unlikely to take place. This is, of course, the great lesson of Japan”

-Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (1973).

Another challenge is recognizing the perspective of utilizing "each country's unique culture" in management. This can potentially be a major catalyst for Japan to emerge from its long period of stagnation.

Professor Drucker, in particular, highly praised Japanese culture, worldview, and sense of beauty, which he shared with the world. I believe that the Japanese academic society is expected to disseminate knowledge on utilizing Japan's strengths in management.

Management is an objective function defined by issues. We will continue to share the issues and take on the duties of the Drucker Workshop by continuing to ask what activities provide useful information to society.



Yasushi Isaka, PhD., Co-Chair

Professor Drucker's help is needed more than ever in times of great change

My internal dialogue with Drucker’s Management Philosophy goes back over 20 years. It would be nice to say that I have "studied" Drucker’s Management Philosophy, but that is probably untrue.

I can say that I have continued to find warm encouragement in Drucker’s Management Philosophy. That is why I have been unable to stay away from Professor Drucker for a long time. And I imagine that the feelings of the members of the Drucker Workshop and many others worldwide who resonate with Drucker’s Management Philosophy are probably similar to mine, albeit to different degrees.

I have often been given the right helping hand at different times. How many times have Drucker's words saved me when I was distressed, felt isolated and helpless, or could not see the future? Now I think I understand more about the true meaning of what Mr. Ueda, our first chairman, said, “Drucker’s Management Philosophy for every one of us.”

The support provided by Drucker’s Management Philosophy is needed even more than ever in this day and age of radical change.

The Drucker Workshop, named after Professor Drucker himself, may be small but significant. We would like to make it a place where people from all walks of life can join hands with each other as an intellectual community of warm encouragement. We would like to make the Drucker Workshop a place where people from all walks of life can join hands as a warm and encouraging intellectual community because there can be no true intellectual exchange without communication.

The Drucker Workshop needs your help.
We would be very grateful if you could support and guide us.


The Drucker Workshop was inaugurated in 2005 with the approval of Professor Drucker himself and restarted as a government-recognized non-profit organization in 2023.
It holds an annual spring conference in Tokyo and a fall conference in various locations in Japan and publishes an annual journal. In addition, research groups within the society are involved in various activities.

The purpose of the Drucker Workshop is to study and enlighten the philosophy and achievements of Professor Peter Drucker's "Management" and to deepen and develop them based on collaboration with academia, journalism, and industry, thereby contributing widely to the business and industrial worlds as well as to students and citizens studying these fields.

The Drucker Workshop shall engage in the following types of non-profit activities related to Drucker's Management Philosophy:

  1. Activities to advance social education
  2. Activities to advance academics, culture, arts, and sports
  3. Liaison, advice, and support for the management and activities of organizations engaged in the above activities.

Specific activities of the Drucker Workshop include:

  • Research and Advancement of Drucker's Management Philosophy
  • Collection of materials on Drucker's Management Philosophy
  • Holding research conferences and academic research meetings
  • Holding public seminars and lectures to introduce and disseminate Drucker's Management Philosophy
  • Publication of information via the web
  • Publication of the journal and publication of books
  • Activities by research groups
  • Endowment activities for education and research development
  • Activities incidental to each of the preceding items
  • Advice and consultation on the practice of Drucker's Management Philosophy
  • Holding lectures on the practice of Drucker's Management Philosophy


Message from Professor Peter F. Drucker

The idea of a permanent Workshop for the study of my Management Philosophy is somewhat overwhelming. I should certainly be happy to give whatever help and advice I can to the offer.

Please tell Professor Ueda how grateful I am.

Peter F. Drucker March 5, 2005

Contact Us

We welcome contacts from those who understand the scope and purpose of the Drucker workshop's non-profit activities and who wish to become a member, as well as proposals for collaboration opportunities. Please contact us at the address below.


Email: druckerjimu@ibi-japan.co.jp


Address:Drucker Workshop, C/O International Business Institute Co., Ltd.
518 Waseda-Tsurumakicho 3rd Floor, Shinjuku, Tokyo, JAPAN 162-004


Phone: +81-3-5273-0473
Fax: +81-3-3203-5964