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Religious pluralism and organizational diversity: An empirical test for the city of Zwolle, the Netherlands, 1851-1914

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  • BOONE, Christophe
  • BROUWER, Aleid
  • JACOBS, Jan
  • VAN WITTELOOSTUIJN, Arjen

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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 city’s 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.

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  • BOONE, Christophe & BROUWER, Aleid & JACOBS, Jan & VAN WITTELOOSTUIJN, Arjen, 2009. "Religious pluralism and organizational diversity: An empirical test for the city of Zwolle, the Netherlands, 1851-1914," Working Papers 2009003, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
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