And this year’s winner of the ABH Coleman Prize is …

19 08 2022

I’m very proud to announce that my PhD student won the Coleman Prize of the Association of Business Historians (ABH). The prize, which is awarded annually to the best PhD thesis in the field of business history, is named in honour of the late D.C. Coleman. Congratulations to Ian, and to the other candidates short-listed for this prize.

Organizational History Network

On the 1st of July, the Association of Business Historians (ABH) held the Coleman Prize session which featured four excellent presenters: Ian Jones, Nicolaas Strydom, Jeannette Strickland, and Gaurav Pratap Sud. The eventual winner was Ian Jones with his thesis titled Using the past: Authenticity, reliability, and the role of archives in Barclays plc’s use of the past strategies. Ian’s thesis was completed at the University of Liverpool and he was supervised by Dr Margaret Procter and Dr Andrew Smith and Barclays Group Archivists Maria Sienkiewicz. Ian’s thesis analyses the role of Barclays Group Archives (BGA) in the delivery of Barclays’ strategic objectives, abstract below:

Recent scholarship in organisation studies has begun to address how organisations perceive and use their history. However, how organisations preserve and access their history, and how this affects how they are able to use their history is less researched. This thesis investigates how Barclays…

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