20 Organizational, Product and Corporate Demography

Glenn R. Carroll, Olga M. Khessina

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This chapter reviews and explores the use of demographic ideas, models and data in the study of organizations, products and corporations. The chapter discusses four different frameworks analysts use to study these topics, but concentrates on internal organizational demography and corporate demography, as these are more active areas. Within corporate demography, attention is focused on theoretical models of inertia/change, age-dependent mortality, density dependence, resource partitioning and competition. Contributions have been both theoretical and empirical and show notable cumulativity over time. The domains of organization, products and corporations show many opportunities for demographers to apply and extend their analyses of populations and life events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
ISSN (Print)1389-6903
ISSN (Electronic)2542-839X


  • Age-dependent mortality
  • Corporations
  • Density dependence
  • Organizations
  • Products
  • Resource partitioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)


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