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Subject Guide: Business Administration: Award-winning books

Award-winning Books

This prize, made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, recognizes historical work on the effects of business enterprises on the economic conditions of the countries in which they operate. For information about The Business History Conference, sponsors of this award, click here.

2021  Porcelain : a history from the heart of Europe by Suzanne Marchand
2020  News from Germany : the competition to control world communications, 1900-1945 by Heidi J. S. Tworek
2019  City of debtors : a century of fringe finance by Anne Fleming; Feeding the world : Brazil's transformation into a modern agricultural economy by Herbert S. Klein and Francisco Vidal Luna (honorable mention)
2018  Fraud : an American history from Barnum to Madoff by Edward Balleisen
2017  Margins of the market : trafficking and capitalism across the Arabian Sea by Johan Mathew; Destructive creation : American business and the winning of World War II by Mark Wilson; Money changes everything : how finance made civilization possible by William N. Goetzmann (honorable mention)
2016  Ensuring America's health : the public creation of the corporate health care system by Christy Ford Chapin
2015  Between monopoly and free trade : the English East India Company, 1600-1757 by Emily Erikson
2015  The American synthetic organic chemicals industry : war and politics, 1910-1930 by Kathryn Steen
2014  Risk : negotiating safety in American society by Arwen Mohun
2013  Shareholder democracies? : corporate governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850 by Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson, and James Taylor; Mahogany : the costs of luxury in early America by Jennifer L. Anderson (honorable mention);
Article Prize Recipient: Trading facts : Arrow's fundamental paradox and the origins of Global News Networks by Gerben Bakker
2012  Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America by Richard White; The business of empire : United Fruit, race, and U.S. expansion in Central America by Jason Colby (honorable mention); The company-state : corporate sovereignty and the early modern foundations of the British Empire in India by Philip J. Stern (honorable mention)
Article Prize Recipient: Latex and blood : science, markets, and American empire by Gregg Mitman and Paul Erickson
2011  Network nation : inventing American telecommunications by Richard R. John; So great a proffit : how the East Indies trade transformed Anglo-American capitalism by James R. Fichter (honorable mention)

The Berry-AMA Book Prize for the Best Book in Marketing recognizes books whose innovative ideas have had significant impact on marketing and related fields. Created by distinguished author and professor Leonard L. Berry and his wife Nancy F. Berry through generous contributions to the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF), the prize was awarded for the first time in Fall 2002. Berry, founder of Texas A&M’s Center for Retailing Studies, and a Visiting Scientist at Mayo Clinic studying healthcare service, has been identified as the most frequent contributor to the services marketing literature in the United States. For more information about the American Marketing Association Foundation, sponsors of this award, click here.

2020  Legacy in the making : building a long-term brand to stand out in a short-term world by Mark Miller and Lucas Conley; Global brand strategy : world-wise marketing in the age of branding by Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
2019  The organic growth playbook : activating high-yield behaviors to achieve extraordinary results every time by Bernard Kaworski and Robert Lurie
2018  Hit makers : the science of popularity in an age of distraction by Derek Thompson
2017  No winner
2016  Co-Winners: Absolute value : what really influences customers in the age of (nearly) perfect information by Itamar Simonson and Emanuel Rosen; The business of choice : marketing to consumers' instincts by Matthew Willcox
2015  Brand premium : how smart brands make more money by Nigel Hollis
2014  Contagious : why things catch on by Jonah Berger
2013  Co-Winners: The face-to-face book : why real relationships rule in a digital marketplace by Ed Keller and Brad Fay; To sell is human : the surprising truth about moving others by Daniel Pink
2012  How cool brands stay hot : branding to Generation Y by Joeri Van den Bergh and Mattias Behrer
2011  Co-Winners: Strategy from the outside in : profiting from customer value by George S. Day and Christine Moorman; Data-driven marketing : the 15 metrics everyone in marketing should know by Mark Jeffery
2010  The distribution trap : keeping your innovations from becoming commodities by Andrew R. Thomas and Timothy J. Wilkinson
2009  Groundswell : winning in a world transformed by social technologies by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff
2008  Hidden in plain sight : how to find and execute your company's next real growth strategy by Erich Joachimsthaler
2007  The 86 percent solution : how to succeed in the biggest market opportunity of the next 50 years by Vijay Mahajan and Kamini Banga
2006  Managing customers as investments : the strategic value of customers in the long run by Sunil Gupta and Donald R. Lehmann
2005  Simply better : winning and keeping customers by delivering what matters most by Patrick Barwise and Seán Meehan
2004  Trading up : the new American luxury by Michael J. Silverstein and Neil Fiske
2003  Will & vision : how latecomers grow to dominate markets by Gerard J. Tellis and Peter N. Golder
2002  Driving customer equity : how customer lifetime value is reshaping corporate strategy by Roland T. Rust, Valarie A. Zeithaml, and Katherine N. Lemon

The prize goes to the book that is judged to have provided the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues. For more information about the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year, click here.

2020  No filter : the inside story of Instragram by Sarah Frier
2019  Invisible women : exposing data bias in a world designed for men by Caroline Criado Perez
2018  Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup by John Carreyrou
2017  Janesville : an American story by Amy Goldstein
2016  The man who knew : the life and times of Alan Greespan by Sebastian Mallaby
2015  Rise of the robots : technology and the threat of a jobless future by Martin Ford
2014  Capital in the twenty-first century by Thomas Piketty
2013  The everything store : Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon by Brad Stone
2012  Private empire : ExxonMobil and American power by Steve Coll
2011  Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
2010  Fault lines : how hidden fractures still threaten the world economy by Raghuram G. Rajan
2009  Lords of finance : the bankers who broke the world by Liaquat Ahamed
2008  When markets collide : investment strategies for the age of global economic change by Mohamed El-Erian
2007  The last tycoons : the secret history of Lazard Frères and Co. by William D. Cohan
2006  China shakes the world : a titan's rise and troubled future and the challenge for America by James Kynge
2005  The world is flat : a brief history of the twenty-first century by Thomas Friedman (updated ed. (2007) here)

The Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award is granted annually to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the global advancement of management knowledge during the last two years.  Books that contribute to the advancement of management theory, conceptualization, research, or practice are eligible for this prestigious award. For information about the Academy of Management, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Taking the floor : models, morals, and management in a Wall Street trading room by Daniel Beunza
2019  Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about it by Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik
2018  Ringtone : exploring the rise and fall of Nokia in mobile phones by Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson
2017  Working law : courts, corporations, and symbolic civil rights by Lauren B. Edelman
2016  Trust in a complex world : enriching community by Charles Heckscher
2015  A process theory of organization by Tor Hernes
2014  The fracturing of the American corporate elite by Mark S. Mizruchi