Philip Scranton Best Article Prize
This prize recognizes the author or authors of an article published in Enterprise & Society judged to be the best of those that have appeared in the volume previous to the year of the BHC annual meeting. It is named in recognition of Philip Scranton's deep contributions to Enterprise & Society and is generously funded by Cambridge University Press. The Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Committee shall consist of three members, one of whom will be the chair. Each member serves a three-year term, rotating onto the committee as junior member, then becoming chair, and then exiting after serving a final year as senior member. The Chair of the committee shall preside over the entire process.
Note: from 2009 to 2014, the Best Article Prize was sponsored by the Journals Division of Oxford University Press. From 1992 through 1999, the Newcomen Society of the United States began sponsoring an award for the best paper presented at the annual meeting of the Business History Conference. The winner received a plaque and $1,000. From 1992 through 1999, the Newcomen Prize–winning paper was published in Business and Economic History. Beginning in 2001, the prize was awarded for an an Enterprise & Society article published in the previous year.