David C. Mowery

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David C. Mowery is the William A. & Betty H. Hasler Professor of New Enterprise Development at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.[1] He earned a BA, an MA, and a Ph.D. in economics, each from Stanford University. He began his teaching career as an assistant professor in the Social and Decision Sciences Department, Carnegie-Mellon University in 1982, being promoted to associate professor prior to moving to UC Berkeley in 1988. He has also served as Assistant to the Counselor, Office of the United States Trade Representative and a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mowery has also been an expert witness at congressional hearings on science and technology policy issues, a member of National Research Council panels, including Competitive Status of the US Civil Aviation Industry, Causes and Consequences of the Internationalization of US Manufacturing, Federal Role in Civilian Technology Development, US Strategies for the Children's Vaccine Initiative, and Applications of Biotechnology to Contraceptive Research and Development, a member of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997–2003, a member of the Presidential Commissions on Offsets in International Trade, 2000–2001, a co-Editor of special issues of the journals Industrial and Corporate Change and Management Science, and an adviser to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as various federal agencies and industrial firms.

Mowery's research interests include the impact of technological change on economic growth and employment, the management of technological change, and international trade policy and US technology policy, especially high-technology joint ventures.

Selected papers[edit]

  • "The Sources of Industrial Leadership: Introduction " (with R.R. Nelson), in D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson, eds., The Sources of Industrial Leadership (Cambridge University Press, 1999).
  • "The Global Computer Software Industry," in D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson, eds., The Sources of Industrial Leadership, (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
  • "The Evolution of Strategy in the World's Largest Chemical Firms" A.D. Chandler, T. Hikino, and D.C. Mowery), in A. Arora, R. Landau, and N. Rosenberg, eds., Strategy for Competitiveness: The Global Chemicals Industry (John Wiley & Sons, 1998).
  • "Collaborative R&D: How Effective Is It?" Issues in Science and Technology, 1998.
  • Paths of Innovation: Technological Change in 20th-Century America, (with N. Rosenberg). Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998.


  • The International Computer Software Industry: A Comparative Study of Industry Evolution and Structure. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Science and Technology Policy in Interdependent Economies. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.


  1. ^ Zachary, G. Pascal (30 September 2007). "PING; The Unsung Heroes Who Move Products Forward". The New York Times. p. 3. Retrieved 24 April 2011.