Lei Shi

Visiting PhD Student, 2017-18

Shi Lei was a visiting PhD student 2017-18. His current research interest is occupational mobility. A wide range of new organizational forms have emerged in China because of the large-scale institutional changes since 1980s, such as multinational corporations, private enterprises, joint venture enterprises, and etc. The rapid growing numbers of occupational types give individuals more chances to achieve occupational mobility. That is to say, occupational mobility not only refers to personal life experience, but is also influenced by the power of organizational and social structure. In brief, individuals’ occupational mobility is a synthetical result of personal rational option at the micro-level as well as the effect of organizational and social structure at the macro-level.  He graduated from Renmin University with a BA in Sociology in 2016.