Xu (Henry) Han

Xu (Henry) Han
  • Adjunct Assistant 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 assistant professor at the College of New Jersey and an adjunct assistant professor 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., venture capital, business model design and innovation, digital transformation and disruption in China) in undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education programs. He also writes cases on the business models of entrepreneurial firms and venture capital investments in the context of China. In 2017, Henry co-founded and runs a CleanTech startup company which has been funded by National Science Foundation. He also advises a number of start-up and established companies in both US and China on various strategy and entrepreneurship issues.

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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


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