Best Paper Prize

EBHA annual conference, Paris (2012)


Since 2009, EBHA has awarded a price for the best paper on European business history, broadly understood, presented at its annual congress. The prize consists of a certificate and a cash prize of E250. The winner will be announced, and the prize presented, at the annual congress' gala dinner. Those papers which want to be eligible must been uploaded by June 24, 2024. 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.

According to EBHA Book of Procedures, papers that meet all of the following four criteria are eligible:
1) the paper is on European business history; and
2) the paper is related to the congress theme; and
3) the paper adheres to the maximum length; and
4) the paper is uploaded to the conference web site on or before the deadline specified (this year, June 24, 2024).

The procedure for nominating papers is as follows:
• The best paper prize committee for the conference 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 must be around 20 pages of A4, double spaced, and with a minimum 12-point font size. This amount to around 6,000 words (although the committee will not execute this limitation strictly, please try to adjust to this length). Authors should note that the maximum length includes any references and bibliography. To this may be appended, in addition, tables, graphs, or pictures. The paper must be uploaded to the conference web site as a PDF file no later than June 24, 2024 in order to be considered. Specified in the submission you are applying to this prize.
• 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.

Best Paper Prize Committee 2024: Jan-Otmar Hess (Chair), Valentina Fava and Rafael Castro