4 April 2013
Dr Gerben Bakker, senior lecturer in economic history and accounting, has won the Ralph Gomory Prize at the 2013 Business History Conference (BHC) in the United States.
The $5,000 prize, which is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, was awarded by the BHC for the best article published in 2011 and 2012 that examines the impact of business enterprise on the economic conditions of the countries in which they operate.
The prize was awarded for Dr Bakker’s article Trading facts: Arrow’s fundamental paradox and the origins of global news networks, published in Peter Putnis, Chandrika Kaul and Juergen Wilke (eds) International communication and global news networks: historical perspectives (Hampton Press/International Association for Media and Communication Research, 2011).
Dr Bakker said: ‘I’m very happy; this is the most prestigious (and largest!) prize I've ever won.