As Max and Doris Starr Professor of Business Administration at Harvard, David Yoffie's research and consulting have focused on competitive strategy, technology, and international competition.
A member of the Harvard Business School faculty since 1981, Professor Yoffie received his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University and his Masters and Ph.D degrees from Stanford, where he was a lecturer for two years, and spent two years as a Visiting Scholar in 1995 and 2002.
Professor Yoffie served as chairman of the Harvard Business School Strategy department from 1997 to 2002, chairman of the Advanced Management Program from 1999 to 2002, and now chairs Harvards Young Presidents Organization program. He currently teaches competitive and corporate strategy in the Advanced Management Program.
Outside of Harvard Business School, Professor Yoffies activities include being on the board of directors of Intel Corporation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, MindTree Ltd, Enterprise Mobile Inc, and RingTales LLC. When appointed to Intel's board in 1989, he was the youngest outside director of one 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 to 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), "Competing in the Age of Digital Convergence" (Harvard Business School Press, 1997), and "Competing on Internet Time" (Free Press, 1998, co-authored with MIT Professor Michael Cusumano).
Named by BusinessWeek 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 anti-trust trial. Professor Yoffie has written extensively for the New York Times, the 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 1.5 million copies. He is also Senior Associate Dean and Chair of Executive Education at Harvard Business School.