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David J. Teece

Chairman and Principal Executive Officer


Berkeley Research Group, LLC was co-founded and is led by Dr. David J. Teece, a renowned economist and an authority on matters of industrial organization, technological change, and innovation, particularly as it relates to antitrust and competition policy and intellectual property. He is the Professor in Global Business and director of the Tusher Center on Intellectual Capital at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former member of the board of overseers for the faculty of arts and sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Teece has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has held teaching and research positions at Stanford University and Oxford University. He has received seven honorary doctorates.

Dr. Teece has over 30 years of experience as an active consultant performing economic, business, and financial consulting services to businesses and governments around the world. He has worked on matters in industries ranging from music recording to DRAMS, software, lumber, and petroleum, and has testified in both federal and state court, before Congress, and before the Federal Trade Commission, as well as in several international jurisdictions. He is the author of more than 200 books and articles (visit Dr. Teece's Google Scholar page), and is the co-editor of Industrial & Corporate Change (Oxford University Press). According to Science Watch (November/December 2005), he is the lead author on the most cited article in economics and business worldwide from 1995 to 2005. He is also one of the top-10 cited scholars for the last decade and has been recognized by Accenture as one of the world's top-50 business intellectuals. In addition, he is among the "A-List of Management Academics 2011," an honorary group of 30 accomplished and distinguished U.S. business professors. Dr. Teece was chairman and co-founder of LECG (1988-2007) and vice-chairman from 2007 to 2009.

Current Positions

  • Chairman and Principal Executive Officer, Berkeley Research Group LLC
  • Professor of Business Administration, Walter A. Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley
  • Holder, Thomas W. Tusher Chair in Global Business, U.C. Berkeley
  • Director of Research, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, U.C. Berkeley
  • Director, Tusher Center on Intellectual Capital, U.C. Berkeley


University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Economics, 1975
M.A., 1973

University of Canterbury
M.Comm., Honors 1, 1971
B.A., 1970

Employment History

LECG Corporation
Vice chairman
2007 - 2009

LECG Corporation (and predecessor LECG Holding Company, LLC )
Chairman of the Board of Directors
2000 - 2007

Navigant Consulting, Inc (previously The Metzler Group, Inc.)
Board of Advisors, Chairman 
1998 - 2000

Institute of Management, Innovation and Organization (IMIO), University of California, Berkeley
1994 - 2008

St. Catherine's College, Oxford University and Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Visiting fellow 
1989 - 1989

Law & Economics Consulting Group, LLC
1987 - 1998

Center for Research in Management (CRM), University of California, Berkeley
1983 - 1994

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Associate professor of Business Economics
1978 - 1982

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Economics
Visiting associate professor of Economics
1978 - 1979



Eminent Scholar Award 

Academy of International Business (2013)

Best Article Award for "Innovation in Multi-Invention Contexts" (with Deepak Somaya and Simon Wakeman)
California Management Review (2012)

A-List of Management Academics
Business Educators, LLC (2011)

Tore Browaldh Lecture
University of Gothenberg (2011)

Herbert Simon Award
Rajk Laszlo College (2011)

Ronald Coase Foundation (2009)

Strategic Management Society (2008)

Honorable Professor
China Zhongnan University of Law and Economics, China (2007)

Top 10 Authors Worldwide in Economics and Business for the Decade 1995-2005
Science Watch (2005)

Most Cited Paper Worldwide in the Science Watch Index of Scientific Research in Economics and Business, 1995 - 2005
Thomson Scientific (2005)

Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies
University of Oxford (1998)

Best Paper Award for "Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management"
Strategic Management Journal (1997)


Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania (2016)

EBS University of Business and Law, Germany (2016)

University of Calgary, Canada (2015)

University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2007)

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (2004)

Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland (2004)

St. Petersburg State University, Russia (2000)

News & Insights

Selected Publications

News & Commentary


Professional Affiliations

  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • The Benjamin Franklin Society
  • International Academy of Management
  • Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Law and Economics Society of Australia and New Zealand
    Honorary member