Notable Alumni - Professor David Teece

Master of Commerce (Economics)

Professor Teece is an internationally renowned economist, business intellectual, strategic advisor and scholar entrepreneur.

David Teece

Currently co-founder of the Berkeley Research Group, Professor in Global Business at the University of California and Director of the Tusher Centre on Intellectual Capital, Dr Teece has received four honorary doctorates from around the world.

A self-labelled “scholar entrepreneur”, Dr Teece is an economics theorist with a profound understanding of innovation ecosystems, dynamic capabilities and the application of new technologies and business models to practical problems.

In 2007, Dr Teece received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury and was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2013 for services to NZ-USA Relations.

The Teece Museum, named in recognition of Professor Teece and his wife Leigh's generous donations, features the James Logie Memorial Collection. The Logie Collection is at the heart of the Classics department’s teaching programme and is one of the most significant collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere.

Learn more about David Teece's life and work.