organizational demographics

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Carroll & Hannan (2000) view of organizational demography --
Demography has an institutionalized set of methodological procedures. These methods are not ends in and of themselves. They serve as tools for producing reliable empirical facts that inform a particular way of looking at research questions and developing theory. When used properly, demography yields unique and deep insights into social phenomena. (2000, p 17)

Organizing Principles of Demographics (Carroll & Hannan, 2000, p 25) --
Demography adopts a population perspective. As opposed to analyzing individual firms, demography seeks to explain properties of populations such as their composition (e.g. age distribution) or they dynamics (e.g. growth rates).

Demography and Population Studies (Carroll & Hannan, 2000, p 27-28) --
See organizational populations.