Who is Who
Philip Scranton (Series editor)

Philip Scranton (Series editor)

Philip Scranton is University Board of Governors Professor Emeritus, History of Industrialization, at Rutgers University. Scranton directed the Hagley Museum & Library's research arm, the Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society for 20 years, retiring in 2012, and continues as Editor-in-Chief of the business history quarterly, Enterprise and Society (Oxford Univ. Press).  His publications include fourteen books and ca. 80 scholarly articles, multiple contributions to museum catalogs, and numerous reviews of books, conferences, and exhibits. His most recent monograph is Reimagining Business History, co-authored with Patrick Fridenson, published by Johns Hopkins in 2013. He has presented research papers at over 85 international conferences in Europe, Canada, Latin America Australia, and Japan. Scranton edits two monograph series,Studies in Industry and Society for the Johns Hopkins University Press, and, for Palgrave-Macmillan, Making Europe: Technology and Transformations, 1850-2000  - six volumes on 20th century European technological developments, co-edited with Johan Schot.  His recent research has focused on Cold War technological innovation (jet propulsion, machine tools, materials and aerospace vehicles). In the jet engine case, he is currently drafting a monograph that analyzes technological uncertainties in cutting-edge innovation and cross-national contrasts and resonances among US, Britain and France jet propulsion projects, 1940-1965. With Patrick Fridenson, Scranton is working toward a critical study of post-WWII business globally. 

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