Corporate group (sociology)

Corporate group (sociology)
Penguins are known to reside in breeding colonies defined by corporate social organization.

A corporate group is a general term to describe one or more individuals, usually in the form of a family, clan, organization, or company. One distinction that can be made between different cultures is whether they believe individuals or corporate groups are the basic unit of their society.


In social psychology and biology, research has shown that Penguins are known to reside in densely populated corporate breeding colonies.[1]

Different cultures have different beliefs about what the basic unit of the culture is. These assumptions affect their beliefs about what the proper concern of the government should be.

Political cultures which hold the corporate group as the basic unit are called corporatist political cultures, whereas those which hold the individual as the basic unit are called individualistic.[2]


  1. ^ Murchison, Carl Allanmore; Allee, Warder Clyde. A handbook of social psychology, Volume 1. 1967. Pp. 150.
  2. ^ William Stewart, Understanding Politics