Assistant Professor of Management, The College of New Jersey; Senior Fellow, Management Department, The Wharton School
Xu Han (“Henry”) is currently an assistant professor at the College of New Jersey and a senior fellow in the Management Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Henry earned his Bachelor in International Law from China Foreign Affair University and PhD in Management (Strategy) from Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. Henry’s broad research interest lies in the intersection of entrepreneurship and strategy. Specifically, Henry is interested in understanding how startup or established companies create value through business model innovation or entrepreneurial strategies. He is particularly interested in firms in FinTech and CleanTech sectors. Henry’s research have been published in influential academic and practitioner-oriented journals (e.g., Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, PKU Business Review) and presented in multiple international conferences (e.g., Annual Conferences of Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society). He received Best Empirical Paper Award from the Entrepreneurship Division of Academy of Management in 2017. In addition, Henry sits on the Editorial Board of Management and Organization Review.
Henry teaches venture capital, business model innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic management at various universities. He also writes Wharton cases on the business model of entrepreneurial firms and venture capital investments in the context of China (and enjoys teaching them in his class). Meanwhile, Henry runs a CleanTech startup company as the President and CFO while advising a number of startup or established companies in both US and China on various business issues.