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The Centre for International Business History was established

Established in 1997 and part of Henley Business School at the University of Reading, the Centre for International Business History (CIBH) strives to promote the study of the past development and future evolution of business in an international and comparative context.

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The commitment and expertise of our staff has been consistently recognised through a series of leading awards including: the Wadsworth and the Harvard-Newcomen Prizes for best book in business history; the Cass Prize (twice) for the best article in the journal Business History; the best article published in the Spanish Economic History Review; best paper presented at the conference of the European Business History Association; the Coleman Prize for the best business history PhD thesis; the Krooss Prize, and the European Business History Association Prize for the best PhD dissertation in Business History.

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The commitment and expertise of our staff has been consistently recognised through a series of leading awards including: the Wadsworth and the Harvard-Newcomen Prizes for best book in business history, the Cass Prize (twice) for the best article in the journal Business History, the best article published in the Spanish Economic History Review; best paper presented at the conference of the European Business History Association; the Coleman Prize for the best business history PhD thesis; the Krooss Prize, and the European Business History Association Prize for the best PhD dissertation in Business History.

CIBH members have attracted research grants from external sources totalling in excess of £1.4m. Of this, over £300,000 has come from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Other grants have come from the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield foundation, the EU and the British Academy.

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