David Teece

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David John Teece, CNZM (born September 2, 1948)


Is an American organizational theorist and the Professor in Global Business and director of the Tusher Center on Intellectual Capital at the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Teece is also the chairman and cofounder of Berkeley Research Group, LLC, an expert services and consulting firm headquartered in Emeryville, California. His areas of interest include corporate strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, competition policy, and intellectual property.



Teece grew up in Blenheim and Nelson, New Zealand and attended Waimea College before enrolling in 1967 at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, where he earned a bachelor's degree and a Master of Commerce degree.

He moved to the United States to attend the University of Pennsylvania, from which he received a Ph.D. in economics, specializing in industrial economics, international trade, and technological innovation. Two members of the Economics faculty had a particular influence on his research that he later acknowledged in articles he wrote in tribute to each of them: Edwin Mansfield, a pioneer in the study of industrial R&D and the economics of technological change; and Oliver Williamson, Nobel Laureate and creator of Transaction Cost Economics.

Teece taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1975 until 1982, when he was hired by the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, where he is a chaired professor. He has published more than 200 academic articles and more than a dozen books, and Google Scholar notes that he has been cited at least 67,000 times. He co-founded and serves on the editorial board of two academic journals: Industrial & Corporate Change (Oxford University Press) and the Russian Management Journal.



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