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
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

Williams College
Matatu A HISTORY OF POPULAR TRANSPORTATION IN NAIROBI

MATATU: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi

UNC-Charlotte
Destructive Creation

Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II

Co-recipient

Professor
Dept. of History
Texas A&M University
Faxed

Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine

Co-recipient

University of Essex
Lecturer, Department of History
Journal Co-editor, "History of Retailing and Consumption" (Routledge)
From Main Street to Mall

From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store

Harvard Business School
Fortune Tellers

Fortune Tellers: The Story of America's First Economic Forecasters

Co-recipient

LR Wilson/RJ Currie Chair in Canadian Business History
Department of History and Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
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

Co-recipient

Leiden University
People's Car

The People's Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle

University of Miami
Europe and the Maritime World

Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History

Providence College
Professor of History
Investing in Life

Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America

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

University of Delaware
Selling Sounds

Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Buying into the World of Goods

Buying into the World of Goods: Early Consumers in Backcountry Virginia

Prophet of Innovation

Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction

Reader in Business History & Strategy, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Fellow & Tutor, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Worlds Newest Profession

The World's Newest Profession: Management Consulting in the Twentieth Century

Department of History, University of Colorado Denver
Pull

Pull: Networking and Success since Benjamin Franklin

Co-recipient

Bluefield College
Carriage Trade

The Carriage Trade: Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America

Co-recipient

Florida Intl. University
History of Foreign Investments in the United States

The History of Foreign Investment in the United States, 1914-1945

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

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Fabricating Women

Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791

Co-recipient

1937 - 2007
Allianz

Allianz and the German Insurance Business, 1933-1945

Co-recipient

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

Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society
Professor of Business History
School of History, University of Leeds, UK
Imagining Consumers

Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Colonial Habits

Colonial Habits: Convents and the Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru

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