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William Dymsza, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on June 20, 2007. Professor of International Business Dymsza was a member of the Rutgers Business School Faculty.

Dr. Dymsza graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1943 with a
BA in economics and political science. He served as a Marine during World War II, stationed in China with an intelligence unit. After the war, he went to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1948 with a master's in business administration. He received a doctorate there in 1951 in the fields of international trade, finance, and managerial economics. He taught at Boston College, then became chief economist for the federal Office of Price Stabilization in Boston during the early 1950s. As an assistant economic commissioner with the US State Department, he served in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam during the mid-1950s, and then took a job as a lecturer for the University of Maryland, teaching economics to US military personnel in England, Scotland, Germany, and France. In 1958 he joined the faculty of Rutgers University, where he stayed until retiring in 1985. An inveterate traveler, Dr. Dymsza used Rutgers as a base while continuing to conduct research and to teach in other states and abroad. He was a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii and at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., in the mid-1960s. In the early 1970s, he moved his family to Chile for two years while serving as a United Nations export development adviser. At various times, Dr. Dymsza also lectured or taught in Paris, Madrid and Barcelona, and in Egypt, Israel, and Yugoslavia. He published "Multinational Business Strategy," a key book in his field, in 1972. At Rutgers, Dr. Dymsza also served for 10 years as editor of the Journal of International Business Studies. He is survived by his wife of his wife of 50 years Bergona, daughter Madeline Dymsza Pearlmutter, and brother Henry, Dr. Dymsza leaves a sister, Janet Yukon of St. Martin in the Caribbean; granddaughter; and a grandson.

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