Harold F. Williamson Prize

Awarded every two to three years to a mid-career scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of business history, this prize memorializes the contributions to business history of the late Harold F. Williamson. The Grants and Prizes Committee shall serve as the core members of the Williamson Prize Committee, which shall also consist of two ex officio members, the BHC President and the BHC Secretary-Treasurer. The membership shall be solicited for nominations for the Williamson Prize six months before the prize winner is to be selected. The committee's selection shall require ratification by the full Board of Trustees.

The Harold F. Williamson Prize in Business History was first presented in 1990; it is awarded every two years. The prize was established to honor the memory of one of the founding members of the Business History Conference: Hal Williamson taught at Northwestern University for many years, trained dozens of graduate students, and served as president of the BHC in 1974.

The prize is awarded to an individual "at mid-career" who has made significant contributions to the teaching and writing of business history. The prize consists of a medallion and $500.

Harold Williamson

2020 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Daniel Wadhwani
University of Southern California, Copenhagen Business School

2020 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Sharon Ann Murphy
Providence College, Professor of History

2018 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Edward Balleisen
Duke University

2016 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Christopher McKenna
Reader in Business History & Strategy, Saïd Business…, Fellow & Tutor, Brasenose College, University of Oxford

2014 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Stephen Mihm
Associate Professor of History, University of Georgia

2012 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Mary O'Sullivan
University of Geneva, Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History

2010 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Sally Clarke
University of Texas at Austin (retired)

2008 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society, Professor of Business History, School of History, University of Leeds, UK
Andrea Colli
Universita' Bocconi

2006 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Pamela Laird
Department of History, University of Colorado Denver

2004 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Steven Usselman
Georgia Tech

2002 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Richard R. John
Columbia University, Professor of History and Communications
Angel Kwolek-Folland
Department of History, University of Florida

2000 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Kenneth Lipartito
Professor of History, Florida International University

1998 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Steven Tolliday
University of Leeds
JoAnne Yates
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of…, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Managment

1996 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

William J. Hausman
College of William & Mary

1994 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Geoffrey Jones
Harvard Business School

1992 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

David A. Hounshell
Carnegie Mellon University

1990 Harold F. Williamson Prize Recipient

Naomi Lamoreaux
Department of Economics, Yale University