CalBusiness


Winter 2009

In Brief

Teece Takes New Role in UC System

 

Professor David Teece has stepped down as director of the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization (IMIO) and accepted an appointment to the University of California system-wide Board on Science and Technology.


Teece, who holds the Thomas W. Tusher Chair in Global Business, became director of the Center for Research in Management, IMIO’s predecessor, in 1983. The center received institute status in 1994.


Teece, who holds the Thomas W. Tusher Chair in Global Business, became director of the Center for Research in Management, IMIO’s predecessor, in 1983. The center received institute status in 1994.


“The study of innovation and organizations has animated my own research, and it has been delightful for me to leverage my interests and energy into programs and resources that have supported so many of our students and faculty,” says Teece, who continues to hold his Haas professorship. “I am now looking forward to seeing what I can do to help on these issues at a system-wide level working with UC President Mark Yudof.”


The UC Board on Science and Technology is the primary link between the Office of the President and industry on strategic issues related to education, science, and technology at the state, national, and global levels. A search for a new director for IMIO is underway.


During Teece’s tenure, the institute’s annual revenue grew from $150,000 to $8 million. Teece directly raised more than $15 million in endowments from such organizations as Hewlett- Packard, Xerox, and the Tokyo Foundation. He also launched UC Berkeley’s interdisciplinary Management of Technology Program, created several new centers, organized countless seminars and conferences, and founded the academic journal Industrial and Corporate Change (published by Oxford University Press).


“David Teece’s work has had a major impact on students while also playing an enormous role within his field through the development of new ideas about everything from technology management to intellectual property,” says Dean Rich Lyons. “We are deeply grateful for all that David accomplished during his tenure there.”


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