Professor David B. Yoffie is the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean, Chair, Executive Education at Harvard Business School. A member of the HBS faculty since 1981, Professor Yoffie received his Bachelor′s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University and his Master′s and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford, where he was a lecturer for two years, and spent two years as a Visiting Scholar in 1995-6 and 2002-3.
Professor Yoffie served as chairman of the HBS Strategy department from 1997-2002, chairman of the Advanced Management Program from 1999-2002, and now chairs Harvard′s Young Presidents′ Organization program. He currently teaches competitive and corporate strategy in the Advanced Management Program.
Professor Yoffie′s research and consulting have focused on competitive strategy, technology, and international competition.
Outside of HBS, Professor Yoffie′s activities include being on the Board of Directors of Intel Corporation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, MindTree Ltd., Enterprise Mobile Inc., and RingTales L.L.C. When appointed to Intel′s board in 1989, he was the youngest outside director of America′s largest 150 industrial corporations.
Over the last decade, Professor Yoffie served as lead independent director of Intel, and on the boards of numerous companies, including Charles Schwab, Spotfire, and E Ink.
Professor Yoffie has also lectured and consulted in more than 30 countries around the world. In addition, from 1997-1999 he was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice′s commission on international anti-trust.
Professor Yoffie′s writings on business strategy and technology have been widely published. He is the author or editor of eight books, including Judo Strategy (Harvard Business School Press, 2001), co-authored with Mary Kwak. Judo Strategy has been translated into nine languages and explores strategic techniques for turning your competitors′ strengths to your advantage.
His other books include Competing in the Age of Digital Convergence (Harvard Business School Press, 1997), and Competing on Internet Time: Lessons from Netscape and Its Battle with Microsoft (Free Press, 1998, co-authored with MIT Professor Michael Cusumano). Named by Business Week and Amazon.com as one of the top 10 business books of 1998, Competing on Internet Time became a highly publicized part of the Microsoft-Department of Justice anti-trust trial.
Professor Yoffie has written extensively for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business Review, as well as numerous scholarly and managerial articles on international trade, firm strategy, and global competition in high technology industries. Professor Yoffie has published more than 100 case studies on business strategy and international management issues, which have sold more than 1,500,000 copies.
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