BA, MComm, University of Canterbury
MA, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Economics, University of Pennsylvania
At Haas since 1982
2012 – present, Faculty Director, Institute for Business Innovation
2009 – present, Director, Center for Global Strategy and Governance
1994 – 2009, Director, Institute of Management, Innovation and Organization (IMIO), UC Berkeley 2007 – 2008, Thomas W. Tusher Chair in Global Business
1989 – 2007, Mitsubishi Bank Chair in International Business and Finance
1983 – 1994, Director, Center for Research in Management (CRM), University of California, Berkeley
1989, Visiting Fellow, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, and Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
1978 – 1982, Associate Professor of Business Economics, Stanford University
1978 – 1979, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1975 – 1978, Assistant Professor of Business Economics, Stanford University
External Service and Assignments
Co-editor and co-founder, Industrial and Corporate Change (Oxford University Press)
Member, American Economic Association, Licensing Executives Society, Council on Foreign Relations, International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, Benjamin Franklin Society
Chairman, Berkeley Research Group
Current Research and Interests
Role of product and process development, and intellectual property in the competitive performance of the business enterprise
Competitive performance of firms in the global marketplace
Innovation and the organization of industry
Technology and intellectual property policy, telecommunications policy, antitrust policy, and energy policy at the national and international levels
Strategic management and corporate governance
Human capital and business organization
Selected Papers and Publications
Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management: Organizing for Innovation and Growth. Oxford University Press, 2009.
The Transfer and Licensing of Know-How and Intellectual Property: Understanding the Multinational Enterprise in the Modern World. World Scientific Publishing, 2008. World Scientific Publishing, 2008.
Technological Know-How, Organizational Capabilities and Strategic Management. World Scientific Publishing, 2008.
Managing Intellectual Capital: Organizational, Strategic, and Policy Dimensions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Economic Performance and the Theory of the Firm: The Selected Papers of David Teece.Vols 1 and 2. London: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1998.
Antitrust, Innovation and Competitiveness, edited with Thomas M. Jorde. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Management of Innovation and Change: Knowledge, Intellectual Capital and Competitive Advantage, MBA 290I.1
Technology Dynamics and Firm Strategy, PhD BA279C
Honors and Awards
Herbert Simon award, 2011
Identified by Accenture as one of the World’s Top 50 Living Business Intellectuals
Winner of the 2003 Best Paper Prize Award of the Strategic Management Journal: “Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management.”
Viipuri International Prize in Strategic (Technology) Management and Business Economics
Honorary Doctorate, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2008
Honorary Doctorate, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 2000
Honorary Doctorate, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, March 2004
Honorary Doctorate, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, May 2004
Listed by Science Watch (November/December 2005) as one of the ten most cited scholars worldwide in economics and business, 1995 – 2005.
Listed by Science Watch (November/December 2005) as lead author in the most cited paper worldwide in business and economics, 1995 – 2005.