Xu (Henry) Han

Xu (Henry) Han
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Senior Fellow

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3020 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: corporate entrepreneurship; business model innovation


Xu Han (“Henry”) is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of New Jersey and an Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Fellow in the Management Department at the Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania. Henry earned his Bachelor in International Law from China Foreign Affair University and Ph.D. in Management (Strategy) from Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.

Henry’s broad research interest lies in understanding how firms create value and sustained competitive advantage through corporate entrepreneurship and business model innovation. He is particularly interested in firms in FinTech and renewable energy sectors. Henry’s research has been published in influential academic and practitioner-oriented journals and presented in multiple international conferences. He received “Best Empirical Paper Award” from the Entrepreneurship Division of Academy of Management. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Management and Organization Review.

Henry’s teaching is focused on a diverse set of strategy and entrepreneurship related topics (e.g., business model innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, digital transformation and disruption, early stage financing) in undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education programs. He also writes teaching cases on these topics. Henry received a Wharton Teaching Excellence Award in 2020. Besides research and teaching, Henry co-founded and runs a venture-backed climate tech company which received grants and prizes from National Science Foundation and Department of Energy. He also advises a number of start-up and established companies on various strategy and entrepreneurship issues.

Continue Reading


Awards and Honors

  • Best Empirical Paper Award, Entrepreneurship (ENT) Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2017
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2017

Knowledge at Wharton

Why Representation Matters in Marketing

Do TV commercials featuring diverse actors help increase sales? Wharton’s Zhenling Jiang tests this idea in her latest study on mortgage ads.Read More

Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/28/2024
Better Decisions with Data: Asking the Right Question

In this Nano Tool for Leaders, Stefano Puntoni and Bart De Langhe, authors of "Decision-Driven Analytics," explain how to get the most out of your data.Read More

Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/28/2024
Who Will Survive a Shakeout in the Electric Vehicle Market?

The edge goes to vertically integrated EV makers like Tesla and China’s BYD, along with legacy automakers and well-funded startups, according to Wharton’s John Paul MacDuffie.Read More

Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/28/2024