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Han Jiang

Assistant Professor

Office GW 600
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Han Jiang's research focuses on social network and interorganizational relationships (e.g., managerial networks, board interlocks, alliances, mergers and acquisitions, etc.), corporate governance and strategic leadership, and entrepreneurship. In particular, he is interested in the decisions and actions of business elites in adverse situations (e.g., scandals, organizational decline, political shocks, etc.). His work has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, among other academic outlets. Han currently serves as senior editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and serves on the editorial review board of Strategic Management Journal and Management and Organization Review. Han teaches strategic management in the undergraduate program. Before joining Freeman, Han served on the faculty at University of Arizona for four years. Jiang received his doctorate degree in business administration from Arizona State University and a master's degree in business management from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Prior to embarking on his scholarly career, Han worked as a management consultant, delivering projects for clients across multiple industries.


  • Jiang, H., Jia, N., Bruton, G., & Bai, T. 2021. Cleaning House before Hosting New Guests: A Political Path Dependence Model of Political Connection Adaptation in the Aftermath of Anticorruption Shocks. Strategic Management Journal, 42(10): 1793-1821.
  • Jiang, H., Xia, J., Devers, C., & Shen, W. 2020. Who Will Board a Sinking Ship? A Firm-Director Interdependence Perspective of Mutual Selection between Declining Firms and Director Candidates. Academy of Management Journal, 64(3): 901-925.
  • Jiang, H.*, Wang, Z.*, Yang, L.*, Shen, J., & Hahn, J., 2021. How rewarding are your rewards? A value-based view of crowdfunding rewards and crowdfunding performance. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 45(3): 562–599
  • Zhang, J.*, Jiang, H.*, Wu, R., & Li, J. 2019. Reconciling the Dilemma of Knowledge Sharing: A Network Pluralism Perspective of Firms. Journal of Management, 45(7): 2635-2665
  • Jiang, H., Cannella, A.A., Xia, J., & Xiao, T. 2018. Do Ongoing Networks Block out New Friends? Reconciling the Dilemma between Resource Dependence and Network Embeddedness. Strategic Management Journal, 39(1): 217-241.
  • Jiang, H., Cannella, A.A., & Jiao, J. 2018. Does Desperation Breed Deception? A Behavioral Model of Venture Opportunism. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 42(5): 769-796.
  • Jiang, H., Xia, J., Cannella, A.A, & Semadeni, M. 2017. Choose to Fight or Choose to Flee: A Social Embeddedness Perspective of Executive Ship Jumping in Declining Firms. Strategic Management Journal, 38(10): 2061-2079.

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D 2014 Arizona State University

Senior editor:
Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Editorial board service:
Strategic Management Journal
Management and Organization Review