Matthew Marx is an assistant professor of technological innovation, entrepreneurship at MIT's School of Management.
Marx spent several years in new ventures in Silicon Valley and Boston. He says he "studies institutional barriers to new ventures, in particular the implications of employee non-compete agreements." Non-compete agreements vary state by state. Marx argues that rather than protecting firms' competitive advantage, the agreements stifle competition and force employees out of their chosen fields of endeavor.
For his doctoral dissertation, Marx wrote three essays on employee non-complete agreement. He published the article, "The Firm Strikes Back, Non-Compete Agreements and the Mobility of Technical Professionals," in the American Sociological Review in October 2011.
Marx received MBA and doctoral degrees in business administration from Harvard, a master's degree in media arts and science and his bachelor's degree from Stanford in Symbolic Systems (Phi Beta Kappa).
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