Mira Wilkins Prize

This prize, established in 2009 in recognition of the path-breaking scholarship of Mira Wilkins, is awarded to the author of the best article published annually in Enterprise & Society pertaining to international and comparative business history. Formally known as "The Mira Wilkins Prize for the best article on international business history," it comprises an award of $250 and a memento presented at the Business History Conference annual meeting. The Wilkins Prize Committee consists of three members, one of whom serves as 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 Wilkins Prize Committee presides over the entire process.

Mira Wilkins

2020 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Nikolas Glover
Uppsala University
"Between Order and Justice: Investments in Africa and Corporate International Responsibility in Swedish Media in the 1960s," Enterprise & Society (June 2019) [ View PDF ]

2019 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Valeria Giacomin
Newcomen Fellow, Harvard Business School
""The Emergence of an Export Cluster: Traders and Palm Oil in Early Twentieth-Century Southeast Asia"," Enterprise & Society (June 2018) [ View PDF ]

2018 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Patricio Sáiz
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Rafael Castro
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
""Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Rights: International Intangible Assets in Spain over the Long Term"," Enterprise & Society (December 2017) [ View PDF ]

2017 Mira Wilkins 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 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Michael Aldous
Queen's University Belfast
""Avoiding Negligence and Profusion: The Failure of the Joint-Stock Form in the Anglo-Indian Tea Trade, 1840-1870"," Enterprise & Society (September 2015) [ View PDF ]

2015 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Paula de la Cruz-Fernández
Cultural Heritage Manager, University of Florida, Founder & Manager, Edita.us LLC, Secretary, Business History Group LLC
""Marketing the Hearth: Ornamental Embroidery and the Building of the Multinational Singer Sewing Machine Company" ," Enterprise & Society (September 2014) [ View PDF ]

2014 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Brenna Greer
Wellesley College
""Selling Liberia: Moss H. Kendrix, the Liberian Centennial Commission, and the Post-World War II Trade in Black Progress"," Enterprise & Society (June 2013) [ View PDF ]

2013 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Tore Olsson
University of Tennessee
""Peeling Back the Layers: Vidalia Onions and the Making of a Global Agribusiness"," Enterprise & Society (December 2012) [ View PDF ]

2012 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Neil Rollings
University of Glasgow
""Multinational Enterprise and Government Controls on Outward Foreign Direct Investment in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1960s"," Enterprise & Society (June 2011) [ View PDF ]

2011 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Marcelo Bucheli
Gies College of Business and Department of History,…
""Multinational Corporations, Business Groups, and Economic Nationalism: Standard Oil (New Jersey), Royal Dutch-Shell, and Energy Politics in Chile, 1913-2005"," Enterprise & Society (June 2010) [ View PDF ]

2010 Mira Wilkins Prize Recipient

Paul Duguid
University of California, Berkeley
""French Connections: The International Propagation of Trademarks in the Nineteenth Century" ," Enterprise & Society (March 2009) [ View PDF ]