David B. Yoffie
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David B. Yoffie

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Professor David B. Yoffie is the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration 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 University. Over the last two decades, Professor Yoffie has chaired the HBS Strategy department (1997-2002), the Advanced Management Program (1999-2002), Harvard's Young Presidents' Organization program (2005-2012), and currently chairs Harvard’s YPO Gold program (2013-present). From 2006-2012, he served as Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the HBS executive education programs. During his tenure, executive education revenues grew almost 75%, classrooms were opened in Shanghai and Mumbai, a new executive education building complex was launched, and HBS became the highest rated and largest business school in executive education in the world. Professor Yoffie currently teaches a popular elective MBA course, Strategy & Technology. 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 HTC Corporation and the board and executive committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Yoffie was on the Board of Directors of Intel for 29 years, where he served as Lead Director, and chaired numerous committees, including Nominating & Governance, Compensation, and Finance. When appointed to Intel's board in 1989, he was the youngest outside director of America's largest 150 industrial corporations. Over the two last decades, Professor Yoffie has served on the boards of many public and private companies, including Charles Schwab, TiVo, Financial Engines, Spotfire, Mindtree Ltd, and E Ink. Professor Yoffie has also lectured and consulted in more than 30 countries around the world. In addition, he has served as 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. Professor Yoffie is the author or co-author of ten books, including The Business of Platforms: Strategy in the Age of Digital Competition, Innovation and Power (Harper Business, 2019), and Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs (Harper Business, 2015). Strategy Rules is being translated into 18 languages. His other books include Judo Strategy (Harvard Business School Press, 2001), and Competing on Internet Time (Free Press, 1998). BusinessWeek and Amazon.com named Competing on Internet Time as one of the top ten business books of 1998. Professor Yoffie has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business Review, as well as more than 50 scholarly and managerial articles on international trade, firm strategy, and global competition. Professor Yoffie has published more than 200 case studies and teaching notes on technology, business strategy and international management issues, which have sold more than 4 million copies.
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