Alice-Teichova-Award for international exchange and understanding in Business - and Economic History



Our colleague Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Alice Teichova was an internationally renowned scholar of economic and business history. She passed away on March 12, 2015 at the age of 94 years.

Numerous books and contributions include both her first monograph published in the English language and sold in Britain and the US: "An Economic background to Munich, International Business and Czechoslovakia 1918-1939" (Cambridge University Press, 1974), and the last book from her pen, "Nation, state and the Economy in history" (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Prof. Teichova held several distinguished chairs (professor-, director-, and fellowships). She lectured and researched at Charles-University in Prague, Girton College of Cambridge University, and the University of Vienna. She was appointed the first female professor at the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK). Twice she received an honorary doctorate. Of her many other distinctions the "Anton-Gindely-Prize" awarded by the Vienna-based Institute for the Danubian Region and Central Europe, deserves to be mentioned here.

Alice Teichova's life and work were inspired by her conviction that being a historian should include the readiness to think beyond national boundaries. Understood in such a way, history should provide the key for superior political decision-making, and for the promotion of peace and mutual understanding among individuals and peoples. With the Alice-Teichova-Award we want to honour a colleague who, like Alice Teichova, excels in comparative, international business history, and devotes his/her energies to the promotion of intellectual exchange between academic institutions and individual researchers. The Alice-Teichova-Award intends to stimulate efforts in this direction.

Several institutions such as the University of Bergen, EABH, GUG and EBHA have endowed the Alice-Teichova-Award with a symbolic amount of money.

The Prize-Committee consists of:

Dr. Charlotte Natmeßnig, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Dr. Andrea Schneider, President of European Business History Association and Managing Director of Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte, Frankfurt

Prof. Peter Berger, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Prof. Harm Schröter, University of Bergen


Suggestions regarding candidates eligible for the Alice-Teichova-Award are welcome! (Deadline: 15th July 2017) They should be sent by email to: Peter.Berger@wu.ac.at.

The committee's decision is final, and cannot be questioned. Copyright 2017 // Alle Rechte vorbehalten // European Business History Association