Mitsui Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
MIT Sloan School of Management
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My years as an engineer and an executive in startup companies yielded a deep interest in the emergence and evolution of new organizations. My dissertation research explores how employee non-compete agreements affect the ability of organizations to acquire talent. It has been cited by the Massachusetts governor’s office as driving the call for a statewide ban on non-competes and led to my role as an expert witness in a class-action suit against several Silicon Valley companies accused of secretly conspiring not to recruit each other’s employees. In more recent work I explore the dynamics of commercialization strategy using a hand-built dataset of the speech recognition industry.