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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 broadly aims to explore and build theory around the complex social processes that unfold as young organizations navigate complex environments, unconventional structures, mobilize resources, and evolve over time. He aims to understand these processes in organizational contexts in entrepreneurship (e.g., entrepreneurial firms, investor groups (angel investors)) through in-depth field access using rich qualitative data (interviews, direct observations; case method).

Suho holds a Ph.D. in strategic management and entrepreneurship from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and 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 boards of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and the Venture Capital journal and regularly reviews for several academic journals that include Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal.

Outside academia, he is actively involved with the Angel Capital Association (ACA) and as an advisor to an e-commerce healthcare startup.

Research Topics

  • New venture resource acquisition
  • New venture structure and change
  • Self-managing organizations
  • Trust in the context of entrepreneurial firms
  • Early-stage angel investor groups
  • Case study methodology

Dr. Han's current teaching interests include entrepreneurship, startup growth processes, strategic management, and qualitative methods. At the Whitman School of Management, he has taught Introduction to Entrepreneurship (EEE370) and Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management (EEE457).

Dr. Han's current research projects broadly include exploring two themes: (1) how young organizations navigate their environments and manage key resource provider relationships as they mobilize resources and evolve, and (2) how unconventional organizational forms organize and change. A third research stream seeks to build best practices around qualitative methodology (e.g., multiple, single case studies)

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.)
  • "Rural and urban place renewal in cross-sector partnerships", Journal of Business Ethics (with Dahik Loor, A., Moss, T.)

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)