There were more than 150 entries for the 2007 award, which aims to select the book which provides "the most compelling and enjoyable insight" into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. The finalists, selected by a panel of expert judges, are:
The age of turbulence, by Alan Greenspan. The former Fed chief gives a behind-the-scenes account of how the US economy was managed in the aftermath of 9/11.
The black swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Why we underestimate the risk of highly improbable events at our peril.
Immigrants, by Philippe Legrain. Argues for freer migration, one of the most emotive topics in the political and business world.
The last tycoons, by William D Cohan. A no-holds-barred account of the rise of the investment bank Lazard Freres.
Wikinomics, by Don Tapscott. Explaims how internet-based collaboration can be harnessed to produce even more innovative content, products and services.
Zoom, by Iain Carson and Vijay V Vaitheeswaran. Relates how Big Oil and the world's carmakers are striving to meet the challenge of developing new fuels and technologies.
The winner will be announced on 25th October.
Copies of all shortlist titles are available from / on order for library stock.