Lisha Liu

Assistant Professor of Organization and Management

Lisha Liu studies economic sociology, organization theory, and social networks. Her research focuses on how organizations shape and are shaped by their environment, including the surrounding interorganizational networks and broader institutional environment. Her work has been published in Socio-Economic Review and Sociological Science. Her research has won a number of awards, including the Best Paper Award for the Social Responsibility Division from the 2019 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, an Early Career Workshop Award from Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, and Robert B. McGinnis Paper Award from Cornell University. In the Fall of 2021, she will begin an appointment as Assistant Professor of Organization and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


  • Economic sociology;
  • organizations;
  • social networks

Current Research Interests

Interorganizational networks, institutional change, entrepreneurship, sustainability

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“The great bulk of controls over social behavior are not external but built into the relationships themselves.”— George Homans