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Business History Review
Continues Bulletin of the Business Historical Society (1926 - 1953)
Title history
  • ISSN: 0007-6805 (Print), 2044-768X (Online)
  • Editors: Walter A. Friedman Harvard Business School, USA and Geoffrey Jones Harvard Business School, USA
  • Editorial board
Published for The President and Fellows of Harvard College. The pioneering journal in its field, Business History Review, began publication in 1926 as the Bulletin of the Business Historical Society. BHR seeks to publish articles based on rigorous primary research that address major topics of debate, offer comparative perspectives, and broaden consideration of the subject. We are interested in the history of entrepreneurs, firms, and business systems, and in the subjects of innovation, globalization, and regulation. We also explore the relation of businesses to political regimes and to the environment.


  • 2016 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize Winning Article
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  • Laura Phillips Sawyer has been selected to receive the 2016 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize for her article, “California Fair Trade: Antitrust and the Politics of “Fairness” in U.S. Competition Policy".

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Announcing the winner of the 2016 Henrietta Larson Article Award

The Editorial Advisory Board of the Business History Review is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Henrietta Larson Article Award is Sean H. Vanatta for “Citibank, Credit Cards, and the Local Politics of National Consumer Finance, 1968–1991.”

The Vanatta article was published in the Spring 2016 issue, pp. 57-80.

Click here to see the past winners of the Henrietta Larson Article Award.