Lisa Jones Christensen’s research focuses on microenterprise development including innovations in microfinance, micro-insurance and micro-franchising.
Professor Christensen has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Journal of Business Research, Business and Society and Academy of Management. She is the author of several award-winning cases, primarily focused on sustainable enterprises in developing countries.
She worked for nearly 10 years in marketing and sales at Silicon Valley startup firms, and in non-profit management. She co-founded H.E.L.P. Honduras (now HELP-International), a nonprofit originally focused on post-disaster relief and microfinance work in Honduras, which now emphasizes economic self-reliance and microfinance principles in developing economies such as Peru, El Salvador, Venezuela, Uganda, Fiji, Belize, India and Thailand.
She received her PhD in organizational behavior from UNC Kenan-Flagler, her MBA from the Marriott School and MA in international development from the David Kennedy School, both at Brigham Young University; and her BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
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