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Raymond Joseph MONSEN

Raymond Joseph MONSEN, economist in the field of Capitalistic Economic Systems; Socialist and Communist Economic Systems; International Business;. Annual Research Award., Land Economics Foundation, 1958; Research Award, University California Berkeley, 1959; Research Awards, Brigham Young University, 1962-1963; Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 1968-1969; General Electric Foundation Research Award, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979.

Background

  • MONSEN, Raymond Joseph was born in 1931 in Payson, Utah, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science University Utah;, 1953. Master of Arts Stanford University 1954. Doctor of Philosophy University California Berkeley, 1960.

    Career

    • Assistant Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University, United States of America, 1960-1963. Association Professor Business Govt, and Society, University Washington, 1963-1966. Honorary Fellow, Economics and Graduate School Business, Harvard University, 1968-1969.

      Visiting Professor Public Policy Graduate School Business, Stanford University, 2. Professor Business, Govt, and Society, School Business Administration, University Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, . Series Editor. Business and Society (Holt, Rinehart & Winston).

      Editor Consultant, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mufflin, Wadsworth, Prentice-Hall. Editorial Board, Business Forum.

    Major achievements

    • Annual Research Award., Land Economics Foundation, 1958. Research Award, University California Berkeley, 1959. Research Awards, Brigham Young University, 1962-1963.

      Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 1968-1969. General Electric Foundation Research Award, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979.

    Works

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    My work has been an exploration of the various assumptions of capitalism. My very first article (when still in graduate school) was a study of ownership in San Francisco. Thereafter, in books and articles, I pursued a study of ideologies of American capitalism, the theory of the modern firm and later a study on the consumer in a capitalist society.

    Thus my attempts were to build more realistic theories of behaviour of the principal microactors — the business manager and the consumer — as well as to study the ideologies they used to legitimise their actions. Most recently I have been studying Western European firms that have been nationalised, looking at their performance and behaviour when ownership is no longer private. This has resulted in numerous articles and a book published in 1983. Currently, I am continuing my basic interest in capitalism with a study of theories of capitalism.

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