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Organizational demographics

By assessing sets, populations, and fields organizational demographers seek to observe changes in organizational ecologies*...

Organizational ecologies reflect...

1. Creation of new forms and traits
2. Variation of old forms and traits
3. Selection of specific forms and traits
4. Diffusion of some forms and traits and not others

*Organizational ecologies are the relations among organizations and those organizations and the operating "environment"...

demographic characterizations?
--- how new forms are created over time
--ex. vocational --- track/ rank -- universities by what jobs grads get

3. adapt?

4. end up on other organizations not even related to them --- ex. job functionalism in high schools as universities change

Fordism ->> flexible production -- robots, technicians -- 3rd world workers/ factories

creation -> environmental conditions, structured by demand/ supply (shaped by its access to resources)
---- created if able to get those things -- or creates things that allow it to get it

Variation -> resources/ competition varies --- ex. assembly line production -> but competition pressure to adopt the assembly line -> organizations died -> who did not adopt it

3. competition, death of organization (some traits selected)

4. diffusion -- strategies can be different (ex. size -- tech. industry -- used to be smaller, flat hierarchies, today they are giant , vertical -- thousands of employees -> advantageous to them) --- or the matrix organization --- too big to fail -- too much invested