Business History Conference
Home     Site Map     Contact Us
Oxford Journals (formerly Newcomen) Article Prize Winners

In 1992, 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 receives a plaque and $1,000. From 1992 through 1999, the Newcomen Prize-winning paper was published in Business and Economic History. From the founding of Enterprise & Society in 2000, the prize has been awarded to the best article appearing in the volume year preceding the annual meeting. In 2009, with the demise of the Newcomen Society of the United States, the prize was renamed. The full text of the articles from 1992 to 1999 is available in the BEH Archives. Those published in Enterprise & Society are online and available via subscription.

1992: Sally Clarke, "'Innovation' in U.S. Agriculture: A Role for New Deal Regulation"

1993: Steven Usselman, "IBM and Its Imitators: Organizational Capabilities and the Emergence of the International Computer Industry"

1994: Paul Gompers, "The Rise and Fall of Venture Capital"

1995: Kenneth Lipartito, "Culture and the Practice of Business History"

1996: William Mass and Andrew Robertson "From Textiles to Automobiles: Mechanical and Organizational Innovation in the Toyoda Enterprises, 1895-1933"

1997 : William Tsutsui, "Rethinking the Paternalist Paradigm in Japanese Industrial Management"

1998: Sean Patrick Adams, "Different Charters, Different Paths: Corporations and Coal in Antebellum Pennsylvania and Virginia"

1999: Kevin Reilly, "Dilettantes at the Gate: Fortune Magazine and the Cultural Politics of Business Journalism in the 1930s"

[2000: Transition year, no prize awarded; beginning in 2001, the prize is dated by the year of the annual meeting at which it is awarded, for an Enterprise & Society article published in the previous year.]

2001: Jonathan Zeitlin, "Reconciling Automation and Flexibility? Technology and Production in the Postwar British Motor Vehicle Industry"

2002:Daryl M. Hafter, "Women in the Underground Business of Eighteenth-Century Lyon"

2003: Morris L. Bian, "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"

2003 Honorable Mention: Jeffrey Hornstein, " 'Rosie the Realtor' and the Re-Gendering of Real Estate Brokerage, 1930-1960"

2004: John Smail, "The Culture of Credit in Eighteenth-Century Commerce: The English Textile Industry"

2005: Emanuela Scarpellini, "Shopping American-Style: The Arrival of the Supermarket in Postwar Italy"

2006: Tony Webster, "An Early Global Business in a Colonial Context: The Strategies, Management, and Failure of John Palmer and Company of Calcutta, 1780-1830"

2007: Dario Gaggio, "Pyramids of Trust: Social Embeddedness and Political Culture in Two Italian Gold Jewelry Districts"

2008: Per Hansen, "Organizational Culture and Organizational Change: The Transformation of Savings Banks in Denmark, 1965-1990"

2009: Giorgio Riello, "Strategies and Boundaries: Subcontracting and the London Trades in the Long Eighteenth Century"

2010: Simon Ville, "'Making Connections': Insights into Relationship Marketing from the Australasian Stock and Station Agent Industry"

2011: Oskar Broberg, "Labeling the Good: Alternative Visions and Organic Branding in Sweden in the Late Twentieth Century"

2012: Milena Veenis, "Cola in the German Democratic Republic: East German Fantasies on Western Consumption"
Honorable Mention:
Bianca Murillo, " 'The Devil We Know': Gold Coast Consumers, Local Employees, and the United Africa Company, 1940-1960"

Christopher Jones, "The Carbon-Consuming Home: Residential Markets and Energy Transitions"
2013: Geoffrey Jones and Christina Lubinski, "Managing Political Risk in Global Business: Beiersdorf 1914-1990"

About the BHC


Annual Meetings


Grants and Prizes


Become a Member


The BHC is an affiliated organization of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online.
Page created September 21, 2002; last revised, April, 2013.
Please report corrections or suggestions to the BHC Web Editor.
© 2013 by the Business History Conference.