Lisa Keister

Lisa Keister

Deputy Director, Rhodes Information Initiative; 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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Cornell University 1997
  • M.A., Cornell University 1995
  • M.A., University of Oklahoma 1991

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