Haas Business School Professor David Teece Receives Royal Award from New Zealand

Written on March 1, 2013
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Haas Business School Professor David Teece received the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to New Zealand/United States relations. It is a Royal Honour bestowed by the Governor-General on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.  The Order of Merit is awarded to those “who in any field of endeavor have rendered meritorious service to the Crown and nation or who have become distinguished by their eminence, talents, contributions or other merits.”

The New Zealand-born Professor Teece holds multiple directorships of business and policy groups and is a leading scholar in the fields of corporate strategy and innovation.  A 2008 analysis by Thomson Scientific found him to be one of the top-10 most-cited scholars in economics and business from 1997 to 2007. He 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. He holds four honorary doctorates.

In 2001, Professor Teece cofounded the Kea Global Network, a not-for-profit organization that aims to increase trade by providing New Zealand businesses with greater access to international markets and U.S. companies’ greater access to the New Zealand and Australian markets.  He has also developed Mt. Beautiful Vineyards and Farm in North Canterbury, New Zealand, and is an owner of the Vomo Island Resort in Fiji.

In addition to his role at Berkeley-Haas, David Teece is chairman of Berkeley Research Group, LLC, a global consulting firm that provides expert testimony, strategic advice, and data analytics to governments and private businesses.

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