Best paper prize



The 2017 prize winner was:

Niels P Petersson with the paper
“Shipping as a knowledge industry? The example of Ocean Transport and Trading”


EBHA Best Paper Prize 2018

Since 2009, the European Business History Association (EBHA) has held a prize competition for the best paper on European business history presented at its annual congress.

The prize consists of a certificate and a cash prize of €250.00. The winner will be announced and the prize presented at the annual meeting’s congress dinner.

Members of the 2018 EBHA Best Paper Prize Committee
Marten Boon, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway). Chair
Niklas Jensen-Eriksen, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Nuria Puig, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Anna Spadavecchia, Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK)

Papers that meet all of the following three criteria are eligible:
1) the paper is on European business history; and
2) the paper adheres to the maximum length; and
3) the complete paper (not the extended abstract) is uploaded to the conference web site on or before the deadline specified below.
The term “European business history” is defined broadly, but it refers here to the topic of the paper, NOT to the author’s nationality or place of residence.
The procedure for nominating papers is as follows:
- The committee will assess all papers included on the conference web site as a PDF file by the deadline indicated below for eligibility using the criteria outlined above. There is no need for authors, chairs, or discussants to nominate papers.
- Papers will only be considered by the committee if they follow these guidelines:
o The paper must be no longer than 20 pages of A4, double spaced, and with a minimum 12-point font size. This amounts to 6,000 words.
o Authors should note that the maximum length includes any references and bibliography. To this may be appended, in addition, tables, graphs, or images.
o The paper must be uploaded to the conference web site as a PDF file no later than 8 August 2018 in order to be considered.
Members of the best paper prize committee are ineligible for the prize. The Best Paper Prize Committee’s decision is final, and it reserves the right not to award a prize in any given year. All members of the Best Paper Prize Committee are not allowed to discuss their decision outside the committee. The Best Paper Prize Committee will never give any reason for its decisions.

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