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Suho Han

Suho Han

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

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Ph D, The University of Texas at Austin (Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship)
MA, Indiana University-Indianapolis (Economics)
BS, University of Washington, Seattle (Economics)

Suho Han is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management. His research aims to uncover the complex social processes that unfold as new ventures grow, gain resources, and scale. He aims to understand these processes in settings that include both investors (early-stage angel investor networks) and new ventures through in-depth case studies and rich qualitative data (interviews, direct observations).

Suho holds a Ph.D. in strategic management and entrepreneurship from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a M.A. and a B.S. in economics from Indiana University (Indianapolis) and the University of Washington, respectively.

He currently serves on the editorial review board of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Outside academia, he is actively involved with the Angel Capital Association (ACA) and as an advisor to e-commerce healthcare startup.

Research Topics

  • New venture resource acquisition
  • New venture structure and change
  • Early-stage angel investor networks
  • Organizational structure
  • Case study methods

Strategic management
Qualitative methods

Current research interests includes exploring the social processes and interactions among actors in the context of new venture resource acquisition using the theoretical lenses of trust, organizational structure, coordination, and organizational decision making. His secondary research interest is in case study methodology (single, multiple cases).

Working Papers
  • "Coordination processes in angel investor networks", (with Graebner, M.)
  • "New venture formalization, centralization, and resource acquisition", (with Yang, W.)
  • "Resourcing in the early-stage of a nascent venture", (with Lim, S.)
Selected Publications
  • "Family Founding Teams, Internal and External Collaboration, and New Venture Growth", The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Collaboration, 731-753, 2019 (with Lee, S., Graebner, M.)
  • "Single cases: The what, why, and how", Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies, 92-112, 2017 (with Ozcan, P., Graebner, M.)

Awards and Honors

  • Research grant - IC2 Institute (2017)
  • Management department nominee for Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for Teaching Excellence - McCombs School of Business (2016)
  • University of Texas graduate professional development award - University of Texas at Austin (2016)
  • Doctoral Workshop Fellowship - Strategic Management Society (2015)
  • Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship dissertation research grant - McCombs School of Business (2015)
  • Eugene and Dora Bonham Memorial Fund - McCombs School of Business (2014)
  • Recruitment Fellowship - University of Texas at Austin (2011)
  • William W. and Ruth F. Cooper Fellowship - University of Texas at Austin (2011)
  • Economics Department Student Assistantship - Indiana University-Indianapolis (2010)
  • University Fellowship - Indiana University-Indianapolis (2009)