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Undergraduate Education, Renmin University of China
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of study:
Social Stratification and Mobility; Work and Organizations; Economic Sociology; Quantitative Methods; China Study.
Wei Zhao and Yang Cao. 2017. “Institutional Compatibility and the Diffusion of ‘Best Practices’: Human Resource Management in Foreign-Invested Enterprises in China.” Chinese Sociological Review 49 (1): 1-34.
Zongshi Chen and Yang Cao. 2016.“Chinese Private Corporate Philanthropy: Social Responsibility, Legitimacy Strategy, and the Role of Political Capital.” Chinese Sociological Review 48 (2): 108-136.
Zhenhua Su, Yang Cao, Jingkai He, and Waibin Huang. 2015. “Perceived Social Mobility and Political Trust in China.” African and Asian Studies 14 (4): 315-336.
Yang Cao and Beth A. Rubin. 2014. “Market Reform and the Deinstitutionalization of Standard Work Hours in Postsocialist China.” Industrial & Labor Relations Review 67 (3): 864-890.
Kate Frear, Yang Cao, and Wei Zhao. 2012. “CEO Background and the Adoption of Western-Style Human Resource Practices in China.” International Journal of Human Resource Management 23 (19): 4009-4024.
Yang Cao and Wei Zhao. 2009. “Localization in the Age of Globalization: Institutional Duality and Labor Management Structures in China’s Foreign-Invested Enterprises.” Research in the Sociology of Work 19: 165-201.
Yang Cao and Chiung-Yin Hu. 2007. “Gender and Job Mobility in Postsocialist China: A Longitudinal Study of Job Changes in Six Coastal Cities.” Social Forces 85 (4): 1535-1560.
Victor Nee and Yang Cao. 2005. “Market Transition and the Firm: Institutional Change and Income Inequality in Urban China.” Management and Organizations Review 1 (1): 23-56.
– Winner the Inaugural Management and Organizations Review / Peking University Press Award for Best Paper in Chinese Management Theory.
Yang Cao and Victor Nee. 2005. “Remaking Inequality: Institutional Change and Income Stratification in Urban China.” Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 10 (4): 463-485.
Yang Cao. 2004. “Behind the Rising Meritocracy: Market, Politics, and Cultural Change in Urban China.” Social Science Research 33 (3): 435-463.
Victor Nee and Yang Cao. 2002. “Postsocialist Inequality: The Causes of Continuity and Discontinuity.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 19: 3-39.
Yang Cao. 2001. “Careers inside Organizations: A Comparative Study of Promotion Determination in Reforming China.” Social Forces 80 (2): 683-712.
Yang Cao and Victor Nee. 2000. “Comment: Controversies and Evidence in the Market Transition Debate.” American Journal of Sociology 105 (4): 1175-1189.
Victor Nee and Yang Cao. 1999. “Path Dependent Societal Transformation: Stratification in Hybrid Mixed Economies.” Theory and Society 28 (6): 799-834.