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Shengnan Han

Universitetslektor, docent

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Works at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences
Telephone 08-674 74 67
Visiting address Nodhuset, Borgarfjordsgatan 12
Postal address Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap 164 07 Kista

About me

Current Position and Service

  • Associate professor (Docent) in Computer and Systems Sciences

  • Program Director of Bachelor program Marketing & IT 

  • Member of the Board of the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences


  • D.Sc., Åbo Akademi University, Finland, 2005

  • M.Sc., Renmin University of China, China, 1999

  • B.Sc., Dongbei University of Economics and Finance, China, 1996

Working Experience

  • Assistant professor, Åbo Akademi University, 2005-2010

  • Doctoral student, Turku Centre for Computer Science/Åbo Akademi University, 2001-2005

Current Academic Service-Editorial Board Member

  • Electronic Markets, The International Journal on Networked Business (Springer)

  • Telematics and Informatics (Elsevier)


I am responsible for the courses:

  • Digital business within IT-7.5 credits: the aim of the course is to provide you as a student with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of digital business and to apply this knowledge into business problem-solving from the perspective of IT.

  • Supplementary Course on Computer and Systems Sciences (SUPCOM)-15 credits

  • SUPCOM for Master program-Health Informatics (SUPCOM-HI) -15 credits. 

  • Supplementary Course on Computer and Systems Sciences for Ph.D students -7.5 credits.

  • I supervise and examinate theses at bachelor and master levels.


Major research includes digital innovations, digital business/government/services, strategic management of business processes, IT governance, health informatics, and user acceptance of information technology.

Advisor to Ph.D students

  • Evrim Güner (Digital innovation-RPA robot process automation) (main advisor, starts September 2019)

  • Andreas Paulsson (Incorporating subjective values in decision making for  sustainable digital transformation) (main advisor, 2018-2019)

  • Mohamed Shafraz (Digital Government)(main advisor, starts September 2017)

  • Jens Ohlsson (Business Process Management/Digitalization) (main advisor, disputated 2016)

  • Parisa Aasi (IT Governance) (co-advisor, Licentiate degree 2015)

Selected Publications

  1. Nardello, M., Han, S., Møller, C. &  Gøtze, J. (2019). “Automated Modelling with Abstraction for Enterprise Architecture (AMA4EA): Business Process Model Automation in an Industry 4.0.” Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly. Available at: 

  2. Liu, X., Min, Q., & Han, S. (2019). “Understanding users’ continuous content contribution behaviours: an integrated perspective of uses and gratification theory and social influence theory”, Behaviour & Information Technology, DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2019.1603326

  3. Ohlsson, J., Han, S. (2018). Business Process Prioritisation: Design and Evaluation of the Prioritisation and Categorisation Method (PCM), Springer

  4. Ohlsson, J., Han, S*., and Bouwman, H. (2017). “The prioritization and categorization method (PCM): an evaluation at Ericsson,” Business Process Management Journal, 23 (2), 377-398, doi: 10.1108/BPMJ-07-2016-0136

  5. Wang, Y., Min, Q., & Han, S. (2016). Understanding the effects of trust and risk on individual behavior toward social media platforms: A meta-analysis of the empirical evidence. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, 34-44.

  6. Han, S., Juell-Skielse, G., Smedberg, Å., Aasi, P., and Nilsson, A.G. (2014). The benefits of mobile reporting systems in social home care: the case of Seven Swedish municipalities. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 30:4, 409-15.

  7. Aasi, P. Rusu, L., and Han, S. (2014): Culture Influence on IT Governance: What We Have Learned”, International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance, 5 (1), pp. 34-59.

  8. Liu, Y. Han, S., and Li, H. (2010): Understanding the factors driving m-learning adoption: A literature review, Campus-Wide Information Systems, Vol. 27, Issue: 4, pp.210 – 226.

  9. Han, S. (2005): Understanding User adoption of Mobile Technology: Focusing on Physicians in Finland, Doctoral Dissertation, Turku Centre for Computer Science & Åbo Akademi University. First edition: April, 2005; Second edition: June, 2005, ISBN 952-12-1523-2, ISSN 1239-1883



Last updated: November 12, 2020

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