Kunsoo Han

Title: 
Associate Professor, Information Systems
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-2967
Email address: 
kunsoo [dot] han [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate email address: 
rola [dot] zoayter [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Degree(s): 

PhD, University of Minnesota, USA
MSc, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
BSc, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea

Area(s): 
Information Systems
Office: 
574
Biography: 

Dr. Kunsoo Han joined McGill University in 2006. He received his PhD from University of Minnesota, and his BS and MS from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Prior to joining the academia, he worked at a large IT consulting company in Korea. He teaches undergraduate courses on Systems Analysis and Modeling and Information Systems, and a PhD seminar on Economics of IT. His research interests include IT outsourcing, business value and impacts of IT, and IT-enabled channels. His work has been published in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of Management Information Systems, and MIT Sloan Management Review among others. He won the Best Doctoral Paper award at 2005 INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST).

Courses: 

INSY 333 Systems Analysis & Modelling 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 709 IT & Digital Economy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Group: 
Faculty
Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Business Value of IT
Selected publications: 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Granados, N., Han, K. and Zhang, D. "Demand and Revenue Impacts of the Opaque Channel: Evidence from the Airline Industry," Production and Operations Management, forthcoming.
Yu, J., Lee, S.H., and Han, K. "FDI Motives, Market Governance, and Ownership Choice of MNEs: A Study of Malaysia and Thailand," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2015, 32(2), pp. 335-362. 
Han, K. and Mithas, S. "The Real Savings from IT Outsourcing," MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter 2014, 55(2).
Bang, Y., Lee, D.-J., Han, K., Hwang, M., and Ahn, J.-H. "Channel Capabilities, Product Characteristics, and the Impacts of Mobile Channel Introduction," Journal of Management Information Systems, 2013, 30(2), pp. 101-125.
Han, K. and Mithas, S. "Information Technology Outsourcing and Non-IT Operating Costs: An Empirical Investigation," MIS Quarterly, 2013, 37(1), pp. 315-331.
Han, K., Oh, W., Im, K.S., Chang, R., Oh, H., and Pinsonneault, A. "Value Co-Creation and Wealth Spillover in Open Innovation Alliances," MIS Quarterly, 2012, 36(1), pp. 291-315.
Han, K., Kauffman, R. J., and Nault, B. R. "Returns to Information Technology Outsourcing," Information Systems Research, 2011, 22 (4), pp. 824-840.
Han, K., Chang, Y. B., and Hahn, J. "Information Technology Spillover and Productivity: The Role of Information Technology Intensity and Competition," Journal of Management Information Systems, 2011, 28(1), pp.115-145.
Mann, A., Kauffman, R. J., Han, K. and Nault, B. R. "Are There Contagion Effects in IT and Business Process Outsourcing?" Decision Support Systems, 2011, 51(4), pp. 864-874. (Impact factor: 2.622)
Han, K. and Lee, K. "Value of Information Technology Outsourcing: An Empirical Analysis of Korean Industries," Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems, 2010, 20(3), pp.115-137.
Han, K., Kauffman, R. J., and Nault, B. R. "Relative Importance, Specific Investment and Ownership in Interorganizational Systems," Information Technology and Management, 9(3), September 2008, pp.181-200. (Impact factor: 1.222).
Han, K., Kauffman, R. J., and Nault, B. R. "Information Exploitation and Interorganizational Systems Ownership," Journal of Management Information Systems, 21(2), Fall 2004, pp.109-135.

Books and Edited Volumes

Chapters in Books

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Awards

2016: Best Paper Runner-Up Award, KrAIS Post-ICIS Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, December 14, 2016.

2010: Best Paper First Runner-Up Award, The Korea Society of Management Information Systems (KMIS) Spring Conference 2010, Seoul, Korea.

2009: Best Paper Second Runner-Up Award, OCIS Division, the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM 2009), Chicago, IL.

2008: Nominated for SSHRC Aurora Prize, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada,

2005: Best Doctoral Paper Award, the 2005 INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CIST 2005), San Francisco, CA, November 12-13.

2005: ICIS Doctoral Consortium Nomination, University of Minnesota

2003: Best Working Paper by Doctoral Student, MIS Research Center, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

2003 and 2006: Excellence in Teaching Award, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Fellowships

2004-2005: Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota

2004-2005: Carlson School of Management Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota

Grants

2016: Principal Investigator, “Impact of Information Technology on Energy Productivity,” Paper Presentation Grant, McGill University, 2016, $1,500.

2016-2020: Principal Investigator, “Impacts of Information Technology on Multinational Corporations,” Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (435-2016-1353) $139,040.

2016-1020: Co-Applicant, “Winning with IT in a Digital Economy,” Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), $313,280

2015-2020: Co-Applicant, “Role of Online Social Media in Product Development, Pricing, Promotion and Performance,” Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (435-2015-1672) $190,425.

2012-2016: Principal Investigator, “Value of Information Technology Labour: A Multi-Level Investigation,” Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (435-2012-0903) $144,660.

2011-2014: Principal Investigator: “Economic Contributions of Information Technology Labor,” Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) (2012-NP-146397),

2011-2012: Principal Investigator: “Business Value of Computer Use: A Multi-Level Investigation,” Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grant, McGill University,

2008-2011: Principal Investigator: “Value of Information Technology Outsourcing: A Multi-Level Investigation,” Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (410-2008-1311), 

2004: Principal Investigator: “Ownership and Value Creation in Information Technologies: Theoretical andEmpirical Investigations,” Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, University of Minnesota Graduate School