Dr. Brian Engelland, DBA

Professor of Marketing | Academic

Brian T. Engelland is Professor of Marketing and Interim Chair in the Department of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America. He has authored over seventy refereed publications and four books, won multiple teaching awards and been named as a fellow of the Marketing Management Association. His research interests include marketing strategy, attitudinal measurement and marketing education.

Interested In:

Consumerism Free Markets Globalization Role of Profit in Business

Articles on Catholic Social Teaching:

Is Your Company Paying “Just” Wages?
Over 120 years ago, Pope Leo XIII introduced the idea of a “just” wage in his encyclical, Rerum Novarum.  He defined the just wage as an amount needed to support a thrifty and upright worker plus his family, and prescribed that it must be sufficient enough to allow the worker to save and acquire property of his own. 
posted on: Sep 25, 2012 08:41pm
Toward Achieving a “Just” Distribution of Wealth
Human labor tends to be undervalued for what it can produce, and negotiations between employer and employee tend to be uneven.  Accordingly, the Church expects every employer to pay a fair wage, and assigns the responsibility for ensuring fair wages jointly between employers and the state.
posted on: Oct 04, 2012 12:09pm
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Just a Thought
Consumerism arises from a misunderstanding about the meaning of life and the real source of human happiness: consumerism is the mistaken idea that the consumption of things and experiences leads to happiness. It is an addiction to buying things, to spending money, as a solution to the lack of happiness and peace in one’s life, in one’s family. Read more