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.

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2020 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Hoi-eun Kim
Texas A&M University
"Adulterated Intermediaries: Peddlers, Pharmacists, and the Patent Medicine Industry in Colonial Korea (1910-1945)," Enterprise & Society (December 2019) [ View PDF ]

2019 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Natalya Vinokurova
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) [ View PDF ]

2019 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Honorable Mention

Richard Popp
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"The Anywhere, Anytime Market: The 800-Number, Direct Marketing, and the New Networks of Consumption," Enterprise & Society (September 2018) [ View PDF ]

2018 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Co-recipient

David M. Higgins
Newcastle University
Aashish Velkar
"’Spinning a yarn’: Institutions, Law, and Standards, c. 1880-1914," Enterprise & Society (September 2017) [ View PDF ]

2017 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Petri Paju
Thomas Haigh
The Haigh Group
"IBM Rebuilds Europe: The Curious Case of the Transnational Typewriter," Enterprise & Society (June 2016) [ View PDF ]

2016 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Daniel Levinson Wilk
Fashion Institute of Technology
"The Red Cap's Gift: How Tipping Tempers the Rational Power of Money," Enterprise & Society (March 2015) [ View PDF ]

2015 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Marc Flandreau
University of Pennsylvania
Gabriel F Geisler Mesevage
"The Untold History of Transparency: Mercantile Agencies, the Law, and the Lawyers (1851-1916)," Enterprise & Society (June 2014) [ View PDF ]

2014 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Francesca Carnevali
1964-2013
Lucy Newton
Henley Business School, University of Reading
"Pianos for the People: From Producer to Consumer in Britain, 1851-1914," Enterprise & Society (March 2013) [ View PDF ]

2013 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Geoffrey Jones
Harvard Business School
Christina Lubinski
Copenhagen Business School
"Managing Political Risk in Global Business: Beiersdorf 1914-1990," Enterprise & Society (March 2012) [ View PDF ]

2012 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Honorable Mention

Bianca Murillo
Associate Professor, California State University, Dominguez…
" 'The Devil We Know': Gold Coast Consumers, Local Employees, and the United Africa Company, 1940-1960," Enterprise & Society (June 2011) [ View PDF ]

2012 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Honorable Mention

Christopher Jones
Arizona State University
"The Carbon-Consuming Home: Residential Markets and Energy Transitions," Enterprise & Society (December 2011) [ View PDF ]

2012 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Milena Veenis
Universiteit van Amsterdam
"Cola in the German Democratic Republic: East German Fantasies on Western Consumption," Enterprise & Society (September 2011) [ View PDF ]

2011 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Oskar Broberg
University of Gothenburg
"Labeling the Good: Alternative Visions and Organic Branding in Sweden in the Late Twentieth Century," Enterprise & Society (December 2010) [ View PDF ]

2010 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Simon Ville
University of Wollongong
"'Making Connections': Insights into Relationship Marketing from the Australasian Stock and Station Agent Industry," Enterprise & Society (September 2009) [ View PDF ]

2009 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Giorgio Riello
University of Warwick
"Strategies and Boundaries: Subcontracting and the London Trades in the Long Eighteenth Century," Enterprise & Society (June 2008) [ View PDF ]

2008 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Per H. Hansen
Professor in the Department of Management, Politics, and…
"Organizational Culture and Organizational Change: The Transformation of Savings Banks in Denmark, 1965-1990," Enterprise & Society (December 2007) [ View PDF ]

2007 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Dario Gaggio
University of Michigan
"Pyramids of Trust: Social Embeddedness and Political Culture in Two Italian Gold Jewelry Districts," Enterprise & Society (March 2006) [ View PDF ]

2006 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Tony Webster
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) [ View PDF ]

2005 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Emanuela Scarpellini
Full Professor, University of Milan, Italy
"Shopping American-Style: The Arrival of the Supermarket in Postwar Italy," Enterprise & Society (December 2004) [ View PDF ]

2004 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

John Smail
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
"The Culture of Credit in Eighteenth-Century Commerce: The English Textile Industry," Enterprise & Society (June 2003) [ View PDF ]

2003 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Honorable Mention

Jeffrey Hornstein
Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
"'Rosie the Realtor' and the Re-Gendering of Real Estate Brokerage, 1930-1960," Enterprise & Society (June 2002) [ View PDF ]

2003 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Morris L. Bian
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) [ View PDF ]

2002 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Daryl Hafter
"Women in the Underground Business of Eighteenth-Century Lyon," Enterprise & Society (March 2001) [ View PDF ]

2001 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Recipient

Jonathan Zeitlin
University of Amsterdam
"Reconciling Automation and Flexibility? Technology and Production in the Postwar British Motor Vehicle Industry," Enterprise & Society (March 2000) [ View PDF ]

1999 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Newcomen Prize

Kevin S. Reilly
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) [ View PDF ]

1998 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Newcomen Prize

Sean Patrick Adams
Professor, University of Florida
"Different Charters, Different Paths: Corporations and Coal in Antebellum Pennsylvania and Virginia," Business and Economic History (Fall 1998) [ View PDF ]

1997 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Newcomen Prize

William Tsutsui
University of Kansas
"Rethinking the Paternalist Paradigm in Japanese Industrial Management," Business and Economic History (Winter 1997) [ View PDF ]

1996 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Newcomen Prize

William Mass
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Andrew Robertson
Harvard University
"From Textiles to Automobiles: Mechanical and Organizational Innovation in the Toyoda Enterprises, 1895-1933," Business and Economic History (Winter 1996) [ View PDF ]

1995 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Newcomen Prize

Kenneth Lipartito
Professor of History, Florida International University
"Culture and the Practice of Business History," Business and Economic History (Winter 1995) [ View PDF ]

1994 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Newcomen Prize

Paul A. Gompers
University of Chicago
"The Rise and Fall of Venture Capital," Business and Economic History (Winter 1994) [ View PDF ]

1993 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Newcomen Prize

Steven Usselman
Georgia Tech
"IBM and Its Imitators: Organizational Capabilities and the Emergence of the International Computer Industry," Business and Economic History (Winter 1993) [ View PDF ]

1992 Philip Scranton Best Article Prize Newcomen Prize

Sally Clarke
University of Texas at Austin (retired)
"'Innovation' in U.S. Agriculture: A Role for New Deal Regulation," Business and Economic History (Winter 1992) [ View PDF ]