Religious pluralism and organizational diversity: an empirical test for the city of Zwolle, the Netherland, 1851-1914
van Witteloostuijn, Arjen
Faculty of Applied Economics
Antwerp :UA, 2009
Research paper / UA, Faculty of Applied Economics; 2009:3
University of Antwerp
We explore the effect of population heterogeneity on organizational diversity. We do so in the context of a city community. Our argument is that organizational diversity will be positively affected by heterogeneity within the citys population. We focus on a key aspect of population heterogeneity: religious pluralism. We test our logic with time series data for the Dutch city of Zwolle in the 1851-1914 period and find clear evidence for our key logic.