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David Teece Wins California Management Review 2012 Best Article Award

May 15, 2012

David Teece’s “Innovation in Multi-Invention Contexts: Mapping Solutions to Technological and Intellectual Property Complexity,” coauthored with Deepak Somaya and Simon Wakeman, has been selected as the winner of the 2012 California Management Review Best Article Award.

CMR is a peer-reviewed management journal for both academics and business practitioners. The award is given each year to the author (or authors) of the article published in the preceding volume of CMR that has made the most important contribution to improving the practice of management. Articles are judged on their contribution to the study and practice of contemporary management, their originality and relevance to current issues in management, and their clarity of style and expression.

Dr. Teece, the Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is considered a foremost authority on management, strategy, and innovation research.

This article focuses on the ways in which companies that create products can successfully deal with technological and intellectual property complexity. The authors present a framework designed to help guide managers of innovating firms in designing appropriate strategy when seeking to bring an innovation to market in a multi-invention context. The authors use four case studies to illustrate their framework and show how it can be used in real-world situations across a range of industries.

Dr. Teece, the author of 21 books, was listed as one of the top-ten most-cited authors worldwide in business and economics from 1995 to 2005 by Science Watch. He co-authored the paper “Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management” (Strategic Management Journal, 1997), which is the single most-cited paper worldwide during that ten-year period. His 2009 book Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management: Organizing for Innovation and Growth (Oxford University Press) was named one of the Best Books of 2009 by the management magazine strategy+business. He has been recognized by Accenture as one of the world’s top-50 business intellectuals and is among the “A-List of Management Academics 2011,” an honorary group of 30 accomplished and distinguished U.S. business professors.

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