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.

Phil Scranton
University of Pennsylvania

How Mortgage-Backed Securities Became Bonds: The Emergence, Evolution, and Acceptance of Mortgage-Backed Securities in the United States, 1960-1987

Enterprise & Society

September 2018

https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2017.45

Honorable Mention

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Anywhere, Anytime Market: The 800-Number, Direct Marketing, and the New Networks of Consumption

Enterprise & Society

September 2018

https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2017.68

Co-recipient

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Rights: International Intangible Assets in Spain over the Long Term

Enterprise & Society

December 2017

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/enterprise-and-society/article/foreign-…

Co-recipient

Newcastle University

’Spinning a yarn’: Institutions, Law, and Standards, c. 1880-1914

Enterprise & Society

September 2017

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/enterprise-and-society/article/div-clas…

Co-recipient

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Rights: International Intangible Assets in Spain over the Long Term

Enterprise & Society

December 2017

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/enterprise-and-society/article/foreign-…

Co-recipient

Newcastle University

’Spinning a yarn’: Institutions, Law, and Standards, c. 1880-1914

Enterprise & Society

September 2017

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/enterprise-and-society/article/div-clas…
The Haigh Group

IBM Rebuilds Europe: The Curious Case of the Transnational Typewriter

Enterprise & Society

June 2016

https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2015.64
The Haigh Group

IBM Rebuilds Europe: The Curious Case of the Transnational Typewriter

Enterprise & Society

June 2016

https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2015.64
Fashion Institute of Technology

The Red Cap's Gift: How Tipping Tempers the Rational Power of Money

Enterprise & Society

March 2015

https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2014.3
University of Pennsylvania

The Untold History of Transparency: Mercantile Agencies, the Law, and the Lawyers (1851-1916)

Enterprise & Society

June 2014

https://doi.org/10.1093/es/khu014
University of Pennsylvania

The Untold History of Transparency: Mercantile Agencies, the Law, and the Lawyers (1851-1916)

Enterprise & Society

June 2014

https://doi.org/10.1093/es/khu014
Henley Business School, University of Reading

Pianos for the People: From Producer to Consumer in Britain, 1851-1914

Enterprise & Society

March 2013

https://doi.org/10.1093/es/khs042
Henley Business School, University of Reading

Pianos for the People: From Producer to Consumer in Britain, 1851-1914

Enterprise & Society

March 2013

https://doi.org/10.1093/es/khs042
Harvard Business School
Copenhagen Business School

Managing Political Risk in Global Business: Beiersdorf 1914-1990

Enterprise & Society

March 2012

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1467222700010946
Harvard Business School
Copenhagen Business School

Managing Political Risk in Global Business: Beiersdorf 1914-1990

Enterprise & Society

March 2012

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1467222700010946

Honorable Mention

Arizona State University

The Carbon-Consuming Home: Residential Markets and Energy Transitions

Enterprise & Society

December 2011

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1467222700010685

Honorable Mention

Associate Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills

'The Devil We Know': Gold Coast Consumers, Local Employees, and the United Africa Company, 1940-1960

Enterprise & Society

June 2011

https://www.jstor.org/stable/23701393
Universiteit van Amsterdam

Cola in the German Democratic Republic: East German Fantasies on Western Consumption

Enterprise & Society

September 2011

https://doi.org/10.1017/S146722270001020X
University of Gothenburg

Labeling the Good: Alternative Visions and Organic Branding in Sweden in the Late Twentieth Century

Enterprise & Society

December 2010

https://www.jstor.org/stable/23701249
University of Wollongong

'Making Connections': Insights into Relationship Marketing from the Australasian Stock and Station Agent Industry

Enterprise & Society

September 2009

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1467222700008120
University of Warwick

Strategies and Boundaries: Subcontracting and the London Trades in the Long Eighteenth Century

Enterprise & Society

June 2008

https://www.jstor.org/stable/23701368
Professor in the Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School

Organizational Culture and Organizational Change: The Transformation of Savings Banks in Denmark, 1965-1990

Enterprise & Society

December 2007

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1467222700006492
University of Michigan

Pyramids of Trust: Social Embeddedness and Political Culture in Two Italian Gold Jewelry Districts

Enterprise & Society

March 2006

https://www.jstor.org/stable/23700738
University of Northumbria

An Early Global Business in a Colonial Context: The Strategies, Management, and Failure of John Palmer and Company of Calcutta, 1780-1830

Enterprise & Society

March 2005

https://www.jstor.org/stable/23700219

Shopping American-Style: The Arrival of the Supermarket in Postwar Italy

Enterprise & Society

December 2004

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1467222700014014
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

The Culture of Credit in Eighteenth-Century Commerce: The English Textile Industry

Enterprise & Society

June 2003

https://www.jstor.org/stable/23700162
Auburn University

The Sino-Japanese War and the Formation of the State Enterprise System in China: A Case Study of the Dadukou Iron and Steel Works, 1938-1945

Enterprise & Society

March 2002

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1467222700005607

Honorable Mention

Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

'Rosie the Realtor' and the Re-Gendering of Real Estate Brokerage, 1930-1960

Enterprise & Society

June 2002

https://doi.org/10.1017/S146722270001168X

Women in the Underground Business of Eighteenth-Century Lyon

Enterprise & Society

March 2001

https://doi.org/10.1093/es/2.1.11
University of Amsterdam

Reconciling Automation and Flexibility? Technology and Production in the Postwar British Motor Vehicle Industry

Enterprise & Society

March 2000

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1467222700015597

Newcomen Prize

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dilettantes at the Gate: Fortune Magazine and the Cultural Politics of Business Journalism in the 1930s

Business and Economic History

Winter 1999

https://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/beh/BEHprint/v028n2/p0213-p0222.pdf

Newcomen Prize

University of Central Florida

Different Charters, Different Paths: Corporations and Coal in Antebellum Pennsylvania and Virginia

Business and Economic History

Fall 1998

https://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/beh/BEHprint/v027n1/p0078-p0090.pdf

Newcomen Prize

University of Kansas

Rethinking the Paternalist Paradigm in Japanese Industrial Management

Business and Economic History

Winter 1997

http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/beh/BEHprint/v026n2/p0561-p0572.pdf

Newcomen Prize

University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Harvard University

From Textiles to Automobiles: Mechanical and Organizational Innovation in the Toyoda Enterprises, 1895-1933

Business and Economic History

Winter 1996

http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/beh/BEHprint/v025n2/p0001-p0038.pdf

Newcomen Prize

University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Harvard University

From Textiles to Automobiles: Mechanical and Organizational Innovation in the Toyoda Enterprises, 1895-1933

Business and Economic History

Winter 1996

http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/beh/BEHprint/v025n2/p0001-p0038.pdf

Newcomen Prize

Professor of History, Florida International University

Culture and the Practice of Business History

Business and Economic History

Winter 1995

http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/beh/BEHprint/v024n2/p0001-p0042.pdf

Newcomen Prize

University of Chicago

The Rise and Fall of Venture Capital

Business and Economic History

Winter 1994

http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/beh/BEHprint/v023n2/p0001-p0026.pdf

Newcomen Prize

Georgia Tech

IBM and Its Imitators: Organizational Capabilities and the Emergence of the International Computer Industry

Business and Economic History

Winter 1993

http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/beh/BEHprint/v022n2/p0001-p0035.pdf

Newcomen Prize

History Department, University of Texas at Austin

'Innovation' in U.S. Agriculture: A Role for New Deal Regulation

Business and Economic History

Winter 1992

http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/beh/BEHprint/v021/p0046-p0055.pdf