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Ronald Stanley Edwards

Ronald Stanley Edwards, economist, accountant. Member University Grants Committee, 1955-1964, N.E.D.C., 1964-1968; member Government Committee Appointment Advertising Agilysys, 1970, chairman, 1972; Member advisory council Department Science and Industrial; Member British Clock and Watch Manufacturers Association (honorary president Watch Section).

Background

  • Edwards, Ronald Stanley was born on May 1, 1910. Son of Charles and Alice Edwards.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Commerce, Doctor of Science, University London. Doctor of Laws, University Edinburgh, 1966, U. Strathclyde, 1973. Honorary Doctor of Science, U. Bath, 1966.

      Doctor of Literature, U. Warwick, 1973.

    Career

    • 2 daus. Professional accountancy, 1926-1935. Assistant lecturer, lecturer business administration London School Economics, 1935-1940. Deputy director Labour, assistant secretary Ministry Aircraft Production, 1940-1945.

      Sir Ernest Cassel reader in commerce U. London, 1946-1949, professor economics (industrial organization), 1949-1976. Deputy chairman Electricity Council, 1957-1961, chairman, 1962-1968. Chairman Beecham Group, 1968-1976, Beecham Inc., 1972-1976.

      Director Imperial Chemical Industries, 1969-1976, British Airways Board, 1972-1976, Hill Samuel Group, 1974-1976.

    Works

    • Author: Cooperative Industrial Research, 1950. Industrial Research in Switzerland, 1951. Business Enterprise, 1958.

      (with H. Townsend) Studies in Business Organization, 1961. (with H. Townsend) Business Growth, 1966. (with R.D.V. Roberts) Status, Productivity and Pay: A Major Experiment 1971.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member University Grants Committee, 1955-1964, N.E.D.C., 1964-1968. Member Government Committee Appointment Advertising Agilysys, 1970, chairman, 1972. Member advisory council Department Science and Industrial.

    Member British Clock and Watch Manufacturers Association (honorary president Watch Section).

    Connections

    • Married Myrtle Violet Poplar, 1936.
    • father: Charles Edwards
    • mother: Alice Edwards
    • spouse: Myrtle Violet Poplar
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    Born March 1, 1910
    Died January 18, 1976
    (aged 65)