The winner of the 2014 BAC Bursary for Business History Research is Ioanna Iordanou of Warwick Business School. Ioanna will use the bursary to look at the origins of organisations in the early modern era using the example of Venice. She will be using a range of diplomatic material held at The National Archives in Kew which reported on business practices in Venice. Much of this was actually industrial espionage, which is another element of Ioanna’s research. The award was announced by Peter Scott, one of the judges, at the annual conference of the Association of Business Historians held in Newcastle. Ioanna could not attend the conference so the cheque for £1,000 was presented to her in London by the BAC Chair, Mike Anson.
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