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.
Kim, P. H., H. E. Aldrich, and L. A. Keister. “Access (not) denied: The impact of financial, human, and cultural capital on entrepreneurial entryin the United States.” Small Business Economics 27, no. 1 (August 1, 2006): 5–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-006-0007-x. Full Text
Keister, Lisa A., and Alexis Yamokoski. “Single Females and Inequality: The Role of Asset Accumulation in Female Poverty Rates.” Feminist Economics, 2006.
Yamokoski, A., and L. A. Keister. “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): 167–94.
Keister, L. A., and J. Lu. “Financial resources and product market development: Strategic choice and institutional processes during China's transition.” Sociological Forum 19, no. 2 (June 1, 2004): 229–54. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:SOFO.0000031981.07348.89. Full Text
Keister, L. A. “Race, Family Structure, and Wealth: The Effect of Childhood Family on Adult Asset Ownership.” Sociological Perspectives 47, no. 2 (January 1, 2004): 161–87. https://doi.org/10.1525/sop.2004.47.2.161. Full Text
Keister, L. A. “Capital structure in transition: The transformation of financial strategies in China's emerging economy.” Organization Science 15, no. 2 (January 1, 2004): 145–58. https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.1040.0043. Full Text
Keister, Lisa A. “Sharing the wealth: the effect of siblings on adults' wealth ownership..” Demography 40, no. 3 (August 2003): 521–42. https://doi.org/10.1353/dem.2003.0026. Full Text
Keister, L. A. “Religion and Wealth: The Role of Religious Affiliation and Participation in Early Adult Asset Accumulation.” Social Forces 82, no. 1 (January 1, 2003): 175–207. https://doi.org/10.1353/sof.2003.0094. Full Text
Keister, Lisa A. “Religion and Wealth: The Role of Religious Affiliation and Participation in Early Adult Asset Accumulation.” Social Forces 82 (2003): 173–205.
Keister, Lisa A. “Repealing the Estate Tax: A Recipe for More Inequality?.” Contexts 2 (2003): 42–49.