The Financial Times announced Tuesday that Chris Miller is the winner of the 2022 Business Book of the Year Award for “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology,” published by Simon & Schuster (UK), Scribner (US).
“Chip War” unpicks the long supply chains that make up the complex and increasingly fragile network that builds and assembles semiconductors, and examines the implications of our global dependency on a few vast manufacturers.
The Award recognizes a work which provides the “most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.”
It was awarded to Miller at a ceremony at the V&A in London, hosted by Roula Khalaf, editor of the Financial Times and chair of the panel of judges.
“Chip War” saw off strong competition from a shortlist of titles with subjects from the energy crisis to semiconductor supply to technology investment. Miller will receive a prize of £30,000, with £10,000 going to each of the five runners-up.
Khalaf said, “The fight for semiconductors and the quest for supply chain resilience are among the biggest economic and business stories of our time and will be for much of the near future. ‘Chip War’ is one of the most important books that I’ve read this year. It’s engaging, with fascinating characters and many twists and turns. It is a must-read for every business leader and policymaker.”
The judging panel for the 2022 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award, chaired by Khalaf, comprised:
- Mimi Alemayehou, Senior Vice President, Public–Private Partnerships, Humanitarian & Development Group, Mastercard
- Mitchell Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Mozilla Corporation, Chairwoman, Mozilla Foundation
- Mohamed El-Erian, President, Queens’ College, Cambridge University, Advisor to Allianz and Gramercy
- Herminia Ibarra, Charles Handy Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School
- James Kondo, Chairman, International House of Japan
- Randall Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics & Deputy Dean for Executive Programs, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
- Shriti Vadera, Chair, Prudential Plc and Royal Shakespeare Company