PhD, University of Minnesota, USA
MSc, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
BSc, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
Dr. Kunsoo Han is a Bensadoun Faculty Scholar and an associate professor of Information Systems. 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 of IT, societal impacts of IT, and IT-enabled channels. His work has been published in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, and MIT Sloan Management Review among others. He won best paper awards from several conferences including INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST).
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Park, J., Han, K., and Lee, B. "Green Cloud? An Empirical Analysis of Cloud Computing and Energy Efficiency," accepted, Management Science.
Lee, K., Han, K., Animesh, A., and Pinsonneault, A. "Does IT Matter for Acquisitions? Impacts of IT Distance on Post-Acquisition Performance," accepted, MIS Quarterly.
Mithas, S., Chen, Y., Liu, C., and Han, K. "Are Foreign and Domestic Information Technology Professionals Complements or Substitutes?" accepted, MIS Quarterly.
Books and Edited Volumes
Chapters in Books
2017 - present: Bensadoun Faculty Scholar
2017: Best Student Paper Runner-up Award, the 2017 INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CIST 2017), Houston, TX, October 21-22, 2017.
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.
2004-2005: Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota
2004-2005: Carlson School of Management Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota
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