Hagley Prize in Business History

This prize is for the best book in business history (broadly defined) and consists of a medallion and $2,500, which are presented at the annual meeting of the BHC. Given the nature of the award's funding and establishment (through the generosity of the Hagley Museum and Library of Wilmington, Delaware, one of the nation's most significant research libraries dedicated to the history of business), the Grants and Prizes Committee will advise the Hagley representative and the BHC President about who would be a suitable person to serve as the third member of the three-person selection committee. The award committee encourages the submission of books from all methodological perspectives. It is particularly interested in innovative studies that have the potential to expand the boundaries of the discipline. Scholars, publishers, and other interested parties may submit nominations. Eligible books can have either an American or international focus. They must be written in English and published during the two years prior to the award. Four copies of a book must accompany a nomination and must be submitted to the Prize Coordinator, Carol Ressler Lockman, Hagley Museum and Library, PO Box 3630, 298 Buck Road, Wilmington DE 19807-0630 USA. Email: clockman@hagley.org. The submission deadline is November 30.

 

Hagley Prize

2020 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Ai Hisano
Kyoto University
Cover of Visualizing Taste:  How Business Changed the Look of What You Eat
Visualizing Taste: How Business Changed the Look of What You Eat
Harvard University Press, 2019

List of Finalists

2019 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Per H. Hansen
Professor in the Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School
Danish Modern Furniture, 1930-2016: The Rise, Decline and Re-emergence of a Cultural Market Category
Danish Modern Furniture, 1930-2016: The Rise, Decline and Re-emergence of a Cultural Market Category
University Press of Southern Denmark, 2018

2018 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Kenda Mutongi
Williams College
Matatu A HISTORY OF POPULAR TRANSPORTATION IN NAIROBI
MATATU: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi
University of Chicago Press, 2017

2017 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Mark Wilson
UNC-Charlotte
Destructive Creation
Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016

2016 Hagley Prize in Business History Co-recipient

Faxed
Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016

2016 Hagley Prize in Business History Co-recipient

Vicki Howard
University of Essex
From Main Street to Mall
From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015

2015 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Walter Friedman
Harvard Business School
Fortune Tellers
Fortune Tellers: The Story of America's First Economic Forecasters
Princeton University Press, 2013

2014 Hagley Prize in Business History Co-recipient

Dimitry Anastakis
LR Wilson/RJ Currie Chair in Canadian Business History
Autonomous State: The Struggle for a Canadian Car Industry from OPEC to Free Trade
Autonomous State: The Struggle for a Canadian Car Industry from OPEC to Free Trade
University of Toronto Press, 2013

2014 Hagley Prize in Business History Co-recipient

Bernhard Rieger
Leiden University
People's Car
The People's Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle
Harvard University Press, 2013

2013 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Michael Miller
University of Miami
Europe and the Maritime World
Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History
Cambridge University Press, 2012

2012 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Sharon Ann Murphy
Providence College
Investing in Life
Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010

2011 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Susan I. Lewis
Department of History, State University of New York at New Paltz
Unexceptional Women
Unexceptional Women: Female Proprietors in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Albany, New York, 1830-1885
The Ohio State University Press, 2009

2010 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

David Suisman
University of Delaware
Selling Sounds
Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music
Harvard University Press, 2012

2009 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Ann Smart Martin
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Buying into the World of Goods
Buying into the World of Goods: Early Consumers in Backcountry Virginia
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008

2008 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Prophet of Innovation
Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction
Harvard University Press, 2007

2007 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Christopher McKenna
Reader in Business History & Strategy, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Worlds Newest Profession
The World's Newest Profession: Management Consulting in the Twentieth Century
Cambridge University Press, 2006

2006 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Pamela Laird
Department of History, University of Colorado Denver
Pull
Pull: Networking and Success since Benjamin Franklin
Harvard University Press, 2006

2005 Hagley Prize in Business History Co-recipient

Thomas Kinney
Bluefield College
Carriage Trade
The Carriage Trade: Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004

2005 Hagley Prize in Business History Co-recipient

Mira Wilkins
Florida Intl. University
History of Foreign Investments in the United States
The History of Foreign Investment in the United States, 1914-1945
Harvard University Press, 2004

2004 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Jennifer Klein
Department of History, Yale University
For all these rights
For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America's Public-Private Welfare State
Princeton University Press, 2003

2003 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Clare H. Crowston
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Fabricating Women
Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791
Duke University Press, 2001

2002 Hagley Prize in Business History Co-recipient

Gerald Feldman
1937 - 2007
Allianz
Allianz and the German Insurance Business, 1933-1945
Cambridge University Press, 2001

2002 Hagley Prize in Business History Co-recipient

Jonathan Wiesen
University of Alabama, Birmingham
West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past
West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past, 1945-1955
University of North Carolina Press, 2001

2001 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society
Imagining Consumers
Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000

2000 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Kathryn J. Burns
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Colonial Habits
Colonial Habits: Convents and the Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru
Duke University Press, 1999

1999 Hagley Prize in Business History Recipient

Roland Marchand
1933 - 1997
Creating the Corporate Soul: The Rise of Public Relations and Corporate Imagery in American Big Business
Creating the Corporate Soul: The Rise of Public Relations and Corporate Imagery in American Big Business
University of California Press, 1998