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David J. Teece
Chairman and Principal Executive Officer
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Emeryville, CA 94608

Selected Publications

News & Commentary

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 Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business, director of the Center for Global Strategy and Governance, and faculty director of the Institute for Business Innovation, and a 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 five 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
  • Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business, U.C. Berkeley
  • Director, Center for Global Strategy and Governance, U.C. Berkeley
  • Faculty Director, Institute for Business Innovation, 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


  • Honorary Doctorate
    University of Calgary, Canada (2015)
  • 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)
  • Fellow
    Ronald Coase Foundation (2009)
  • Fellow
    Strategic Management Society (2008)
  • Honorable Professor
    China Zhongnan University of Law and Economics, China (2007)
  • Honorary Doctorate
    University of Canterbury, New Zealand (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)
  • Honorary Doctorate
    Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (2004)
  • Honorary Doctorate
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland (2004)
  • Honorary Doctorate
    St. Petersburg State University, Russia (2000)
  • Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies
    University of Oxford (1998)
  • Best Paper Award for "Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management"
    Strategic Management Journal (1997)

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