Lisa A. Keister
Professor of Sociology
I do research in the areas of economic sociology, organizations and management, and social networks. I study organization and household behavior in both the U.S. and China, including work on organization strategy and the role that relations among organizations play in shaping strategy, household financial decision making, and business start-up. My work on business networks in China looks at relations among firms and how these shape firm performance, survival, and structure. I also do work on wealth accumulation and the factors that contribute to wealth disparities, including social networks, inheritance, religion, and inheritance.
Keister, LA, and Cornwell, B. "Community Elite Status Hierarchy: An Investigation into the Duality of Status Attainment and Attribution." (2008). (Academic Article)
Keister, LA, and Hodson, R. "Chinese Enterprises, their Competitive Structure, and their Integration with Global Markets." (2008). (Academic Article)
Keister, LA. "Value clusters and Inequality." (2008). (Academic Article)
Keister, LA. "Upward Wealth Mobility: Exploring the Roman Catholic Advantage." Social Forces 85.3 (March 1, 2007): 1195-1225. Full Text
Keister, LA, and McGrath, D. "Nonstandard Workers and Asset Accumulation." Work and Occupations (2007). (Academic Article)
Kim, PH, Aldrich, HE, and Keister, LA. "Access (Not) Denied: The Impact of Financial, Human, and Cultural Capital on Entrepreneurial Entryin the United States." Small Business Economics 27.1 (August 2006): 5-22. Full Text
Keister, LA, and Yamokoski, A. "Single Females and Inequality: The Role of Asset Accumulation in Female Poverty Rates." Feminist Economics (2006). (Academic Article)
Yamokoski, A, and Keister, LA. "The Wealth of Single Women: Marital Status and Parenthood in the Asset Accumulation of Young Baby Boomers in the United States." Feminist Economics 12 (2006): 167-194.
Keister, LA. "Race, Family Structure, and Wealth: The Effect of Childhood Family on Adult Asset Ownership." Sociological Perspectives 47.2 (June 2004): 161-187. Full Text
Keister, LA, and Lu, J. "Financial Resources and Product Market Development: Strategic Choice and Institutional Processes During China's Transition." Sociological Forum 19.2 (June 2004): 229-254. Full Text