"Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China," with Sonja Opper. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012).
On Capitalism, Co-editor and contributor with Richard Swedberg (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007)
The Economic Sociology of Capitalism. Co-editor and contributor with Richard Swedberg (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005).
Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and the New Immigration, with Richard Alba (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003).
The New Institutionalism in Sociology, coeditor and contributor with Mary Brinton (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1998).
Selected Articles and Chapters
“Risk Aversion and Guanxi Activities: A Behavioral Analysis of CEOs in China” (with Sonja Opper and Hakan Holm). 2016. Academy of Management Journal.
“Endogenous Dynamics of Institutional Change” (with Daniel DellaPosta and Sonja Opper). 2016. Rationality and Society.
“Homophily in the Career Mobility of China’s Political Elite” (with Sonja Opper and Stephan Brehm). 2015. Social Science Research 54: 332-352.
“Network Effects, Cooperation and Entrepreneurial Innovation in China.” (with Sonja Opper). 2015. Asian Business & Management 14(4): 293-302.
“Entrepreneurs under Uncertainty: An Economic Experiment” (with Hakan Holm and Sonja Opper) Management Science, 2013
“Why Asian Americans are Becoming Mainstream?” (with Hilary Holbrow) Daedalus (2013)
“Political Capital in a Market Economy” (with Sonja Opper). Social Forces 88 (2010) 2105-2133
“Bureaucracy and Financial Markets” with Sonja Opper Kyklos 62 (2009):293-315
“On Politicized Capitalism” (with Sonja Opper) in On Capitalism, edited by Victor Nee and Richard Swedberg. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007
“Developmental State and Corporate Governance in China” (with Sonja Opper and Sonia Wong). Management and Organization Review 3 (2007): 19-51
“The New Institutionalism in Economics and Sociology.” In The Handbook of Economic Sociology (2nd ed.) edited by Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005).
“Organizational Dynamics of Institutional Change: Politicized Capitalism in China.” Pp. 53-74 In The Economic Sociology of Capitalism, edited by Victor Nee and Richard Swedberg. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005)
"Path Dependent Societal Transformation: Stratification in Mixed Economies." (with Yang Cao) Theory and Society 28 (1999): 799-834.
"Norms and Networks in Economic and Organizational Performance." American Economic Review Vol. 87 (1998), No. 4, pp. 85-89.
"Embeddedness and Beyond: Institutions, Exchange and Social Structure." (with Paul Ingram). Pp. 19-45 in The New Institutionalism in Sociology, edited by M. Brinton and V. Nee (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1998).
"Immigrant Self-Employment: The Family as Social Capital and the Value of Human Capital" (with Jimy Sanders), American Sociological Review 60 (1996):231-250.
"Market Transition and Societal Transformation in Reforming State Socialism." (with Rebecca Matthews), Annual Review of Sociology vol. 22 (1996): 401-36.
"The Emergence of a Market Society: Changing Mechanisms of Stratification in China." American Journal of Sociology 100 (1996): 908-949.
"Job Transitions in an Immigrant Metropolis: Ethnic Boundaries and Mixed Economy." (with Jimy M. Sanders and Scott Sernau), American Sociological Review 59 (1994): 849-872.
"Sleeping with the Enemy: A Dynamic Model of Declining Political Commitment in State Socialism." (with Peng Lian) Theory and Society 23 (1994): 253- 296.
"Social Inequalities in Reforming State Socialism: Between Redistribution and Markets in China." American Sociological Review 56 (1991): 267-282.
"A Theory of Market Transition: From Redistribution to Markets in State Socialism." American Sociological Review 54 (1989): 663-681.