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Mary Han

Han, Mary

Title:

Associate Professor

Education:

MBA, DBA

Office:

TRS 2-050

Telephone:

416-979-5000 x 6379

Email Address:

mhan@ryerson.ca

Biography:

Mary Han

Mary Han is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Director, Council of International Research and Teaching at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management, Ryerson University. Mary has DBA degrees in Innovation management from the University of Strathclyde.  Currently, she sits on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal. She has published teaching cases, co-edited two Hand books on SME internationalization and Asian entrepreneurship, presented more than 40 articles in academic conferences and published in academic journals. She is very active as a consultant, speaker, and executive educator to many MNEs, INVs and SMEs, amongst them International China Concern and Tata.

Department:

Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Research Interests

Organizational adaptation, multinationals, international new ventures and emerging markets.

Research and Professional Contributions

Most Recent Journal Articles

Han, M. & McKelvey. B. (2016). How to Grow Successful Social Entrepreneurship Firms? Key Ideas from Complexity Theory. Journal of Enterprising Culture. 24(3): 243-280
Han, M. & Celly, N. (2008). Strategic Ambidexterity and Performance in International New Ventures. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 25: 335-349

Han, M. & McKelvey, W. (2008).** Toward a social capital theory of technology-based new ventures as complex adaptive systems. International Journal of Accounting and information management,16(1):3-61

**Note: Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009

Han, M. (2008). Achieving superior international new venture (INV) performance: Exploiting short-term duration of ties. Journal of Enterprising Culture. 16(1): 1­18
Han, M. (2007). Achieving Superior Internationalization through Strategic Ambidexterity. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 15(1): 43-77
Ratten, V., Dana, L., Han, M., & Welpe. I. (2007). Internationalization of SMEs: European Comparative Studies. International Journal for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 4(3): 361-379
Han, M. (2006). Developing Social Capital to Achieve Superior Internationalization: A Conceptual Model. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 4(2-3): 99-112

Cases and Teaching Notes

Han, M. (2006). Developing Social Capital to Achieve Superior Internationalization: A Conceptual Model. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 4(2-3): 99-112.
Han, M. (2007). Geotech Telecom, Ivey Publishing
Reprinted in: Han, M. (2007). GeoTech Telecom case published in Chapter 4: Recognizing a Firm’s  Intellectual Assets: Moving beyond a Firm’s Tangible Resources. In Dess, G.G., Lumpkin, G.T. & Eisner, A.B., Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages, 3rd ed.; McGraw-Hill Irwin.  

Books

Dana, L., Han, M., Ratten, V. and I. Welpe (2009) Handbook of Research on Asian Entrepreneurship, UK: Edward Elgar, ISBN 978 1 84720 608 4
Dana, L.P., Welpe, L.M., Han, M., & Ratten, V. (2008) Handbook of Research on European Business and Entrepreneurship: Towards a Theory of Internationalization. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Book Chapters

Han, M. (Forthcoming) Building a new venture: The S-curve analysis of the entrepreneurial process. Chapter 6 Entrepreneurship and E-Commerce. In Charles Wankel (Ed.) Management through Collaboration: Teaming in a Networked World UK: Routledge.
Han, M. (Forthcoming). Towards Strategic Ambidexterity: The Nexus of Pro-Profit and Pro-Growth Strategies for the Sustainable International Corporation. In H. Volberda, & T. Pedersen (Eds.) Bridging IB Theories, Constructs, and Methods Across Cultures and Social Sciences. London: Palgrave.
Dana, L.P., Welpe, L.M., Han, M., & Ratten, V. (2008) “Introduction” in L.P. Dana,L.M. Welpe, M. Han, & V. Ratten (Eds) Handbook of Research on European Business and Entrepreneurship: Towards a Theory of Internationalization.Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Dana, L.P., Welpe, L.M., Han, M., & Ratten, V. (2008) “Toward a Theory of Internationalisation for European Entrepreneurship” in L.P. Dana, L.M. Welpe,M. Han, & V. Ratten (Eds) Handbook of Research on European Business and Entrepreneurship: Towards a Theory of Internationalization. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Speeches

Invitational research presentation: Hong Kong University (HKU) Research Seminar Series (Jan, 2011)
Panel speaker: HKUST Asian Entrepreneurship round table, Hong Kong Club, Hong Kong (March, 2011)

Papers in Refereed Conferences

Kathuria, A., Celly, N., Han, M. & Andrade, M. (Dec, 2014) Succeeding in emerging markets: Towards Strategic Multidexterity. Presented at the SMS-Sydney Conference.
Han, M. (August, 2012) Cognitive ambidexterity: Antecedent to Organizational ambidexterity. Paper presented at the Academy of Management annual meetings, Boston, USA.
Celly, N. & Han, M. (June, 2011) SME Internationalization: Can SMEs Overcome Liabilities of Foreignness and Smallness through International and Product Diversification? Paper presented at the Academy of International Business Conference, Nagoya, Japan.
Subramanian V., Celly, N. & Han, M. (March 2011) Market-seeking Emerging Market Strategies: The Role of Institutional Arbitrage and Industry Voids. Paper presented at the Re-Assessing Emerging Market Multinationals’ Evolving Competitive Advantage Conference, Cambridge UK.  
Han, M. & Hitt, M. (Sept 12-15, 2010) Towards Social Cognitive Theory of Knowledge Management:  A Multi-Level Analysis. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Meetings, Rome, Italy.
Han, M. (Sept 12-15, 2010) Cognitive Ambidexterity, Dynamic Capability and Firm Performance:  Evidence from Messier Downty, Globalive and Lululemon Athletica. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Meetings, Rome, Italy.
Han, M. & Celly, N. (June 24-27, 2010) Professional CEO, independent directors, innovation and family controlled firms’ performance. Paper presented at the International Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship world conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Han, M. & McKelvey, W. (April 30-2 May, 2010) Building sustainable social entrepreneurship: A complexity theory model. Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Systems Thinking, & Complexity, New York, USA.
Han, M. & McKelvey, W. (Oct 12-14, 2008) Achieving via Adaptive Tension:  Evidence from GE’s Performance in Emerging Economies. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Meetings, Cologne, Germany.
Han, M. & Carsrud, A. (August 3-8, 2008) "Managing Nonlinearity: Toward Entrepreneurial S-Curve Logic for the Entrepreneurial Process," Paper presented at the 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.
McKelvey, W. & Han, M. (April 24-26, 2008) Toward a Pareto-based Entrepreneurial Science: TNVs as CAS. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Systems Thinking, and Complexity at Adelphi University, New York, New York.
Han, M. & McKelvey, W. (Feb 6-10, 2008) Toward a social capital theory of technology-based new ventures as complex adaptive systems. Paper presented at the Organization Science Winter Conference, Squaw Creek Resort, Olympic Valley, CA.
Lin, H., Han, M. Hassay, D. (June 7-9, 2007) Foreignness and Newness as Ethnic Advantages: Evidence from Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Network Marketing Organizations. Paper presented at Babson Entrepreneurship Frontier conference, Madrid, Spain.
Han, M. (August 3-8, 2007). Toward a Social Capital Theory of Technology-Based New Ventures as Complex Adaptive Systems. Paper presented at the 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Han, M. & Celly, N. (August 3-8, 2007). Pro-Profit, Pro-Growth, or Both? Strategic Ambidexterity and Performance in International New Ventures. Paper presented at the 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Selected as Best Paper Proceedings).
Han, M. (August 3-8, 2007). The Entrepreneurial Advantage of Smallness, Foreignness, and Newness: New Theory and Evidence from the Chinese Immigrant Entrepreneur in the Canadian Real Estate Industry. Paper presented at symposium “Community Entrepreneurship in the International Context” at the 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Han, M., Ratten, V., Welpe, I., Dana, L. (June 25-28, 2007) Internationalization of SMEs in the Diverse European Context: Evidence and Implications of a New Theory. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Han, M. & McKelvey, W. (Sept 27-29, 2006). Redefining the Social Capital Basis of Technology-Based New Ventures: Lessons from Adaptation and Complexity Theories. Paper presented at the Technology-Transfer Society Annual Conference, Atlanta.
Han, M. (August 10-16, 2006). Managing Paradoxical Modes of Governance—Profit and Growth: Towards Aligned and Co-Evolved Structural, Strategic, and Cognitive Ambidexterity. Presented at the 2006 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
Han, M. (August 10-16, 2006). The Entrepreneurial S-Curve Logic: A Conceptual Model for Managing Entrepreneurial Process. Presented at the 2006 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
Han, M. (August 10-16, 2006). Developing Social Capital to Achieve Superior Internationalization: A Conceptual Model. Presented at the 2006 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
Han, M., Welpe, I., Ratten, V. & Dana, L.-P. (June 23-26, 2006). Internationalization of SMEs in Europe: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business Studies Meeting, Beijing, China.
Han, M. (June 23-26, 2006). Towards Strategic Ambidexterity: The Nexus of Pro-Profit and Pro-Growth Strategies for the Sustainable International Corporation. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business Studies Meeting, Beijing, China.
Celly, N., Han, M., & Nia, M. (2005, October). Building a Sustainable Startup: A Conceptual Model. Presented at the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Waterloo, ON.
Han, M. (2005, September).Towards Strategic Ambidexterity: The Nexus of Pro-Profit and Pro-Growth Strategies for the Sustainable International Corporation. Proceedings of the 3rd JIBS/AIB/CIBER Annual Invitational Conference, Rotterdam. 
Han, M. (2005, August). Towards Strategic Ambidexterity: The Nexus of Pro-Profit and Pro-Growth for Corporate Venturing. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu.
Han, M. (2005a, July). Building Social Capital to Achieve Superior Internationalization: A Conceptual Model. Presented at the 2nd Annual JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop, Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Quebec City.
Han, M. (2005b, July). Exploiting Short-Term Ties (STT) and Portfolio of Ties (PoT): Achieving Superior International Startup Performance. Presented at the Singapore Management University (SMU EDGE) 2005 Conference, Singapore.
Han, M. (2005c, July). Internationalization through Strategic Ambidexterity: An Integrative Approach. Presented at the Singapore Management University (SMU EDGE) 2005 Conference, Singapore.
Han, M. (2005, June). The Entrepreneurial S-Curve: A Conceptual Model for Entrepreneurial Life Cycle. Presented at the International Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Washington, DC. 
Han, M. (2005, May). Building Social Capital as Startup Internationalization Strategies: A Conceptual Model. Presented at the European Academy of Management Conference, Munich.
Han, M. (2004a, November). Entrepreneurial S-Curve: A Conceptual Model for Managing Entrepreneurial Process. Presented at the Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Conference (RENT XVIII), Copenhagen.
Han, M. (2004b, November). Towards Ambidexterity: The Nexus of Pro-Profit and Pro-Growth Business Models—Winning Entrepreneurial Strategies. Presented at the Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Conference (RENT XVIII), Copenhagen.
Han, M. (2004, October). Managing Innovation: An Integrative Strategy for Organizational Change. Presented at the Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Han, M. (2004, September). Towards Hybridization: An Integrative Strategy for Managing Rapid Growth and Internationalization. Presented at the 4th Biennial McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship, Montreal. 

Conference Proceedings and Editorials

Han, M & Celly, N. Professional CEO, independent directors, innovation and family controlled firms’ performance. Proceedings of the International Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference.
Han, M & Celly, N. Professional CEO, independent directors, innovation and family controlled firms’ performance. Proceedings of the International Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference.
Han, M. (2005) The Entrepreneurial S-Curve: A Conceptual Model for Entrepreneurial Life Cycle. Proceedings of the International Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference.
Han, M., Ratten, V. & Welpe, I. (2007). Editorial. International Journal for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Special Issue, 4(3): 211-213.
Significant Professional Contributions
Editorial board member, Strategic Management Journal (2009-present)
Editor, ASAC International Business Division Conference Proceedings, 2005
Chair, Curriculum committee for the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department (2008 to 2009)
Developed MBA curriculum for the course “Entrepreneurial Thinking” (MT 8208)
Teaching

MBA Courses

Strategic Management
Entrepreneurial Mindset

Undergraduate Courses

Strategic Management
International Business
Studies in Entrepreneurship
New Venture Creation
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Honours & Awards
Merit award for Professorship, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University (2008-2009)
Merit award for Professorship, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University (2007-2008)
Merit award for Professorship, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University (2006-2007)
Merit award for Professorship, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University (2005-2006)
Merit award for Professorship, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University (2003-2004)
Paper received “Highly Commended Award” at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 (co-authored with Bill McKelvey, UCLA)
Outstanding Reviewer Award 2008 by the Strategic Management and International Business Division, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (CJAS)
Paper selected for the AoM Best paper Proceedings, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management, 2007
Research Funding
SSHRC grant CAD 80,434: Co-investigator under the topic “Ethnic Entrepreneurship in Network Marketing Organizations”
TRSM-FB PolyU Joint research Seed Grant CAD 10,000: Principle investigator on the topic “Building intermodal capability in shipping industry: An organizational ambidexterity perspective”
Media Interviews
Financial Post (Canadian national financial newspaper) Interview published under Small Business section, Full page FP4, on “Fish out of water in second career”, Eva Salinas, 14th April, 2008
Globe and Mail (Canadian national newspaper), Interview published under Small Business section, on succession planning of family business (full page mention), 13th November, 2007
Toronto Star, Interviewed by Rosemary Westwood on Canadian firm exporting to China, July, 2014
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