social system

Definition

An organization of individuals into groups or structures that have different functions, characteristics, origin or status. For example, a social system might break a larger population down into family groups, races, religious affiliations, gender, wealth categories and social classes. These demographic distinctions can be used by the marketing department of a business to better target their promotional and sales efforts.

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  • You need to know where your product stands in the social system and try to give it greater respect in the community.

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  • I did not like, or appreciate the social system that was in place, where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

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  • You should try to make sure you understand the current social system and how your product may fit into it.

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