Building a database of corporate characteristics in Asia (employment and finance)

WP3 aims at data construction of micro firm level data of Japanese as well as Asian countries (Korea, China and possibly ASEAN countries). We will construct the basic variables concerning on corporate finance and governance: the ownership structure, board structure, equity issuance, compensation and dividend payout

Data will composed of three samples

1) The all listed firms from 1981-2013 of Japanese firms

2) Selected firms from the beginning of 20th century

  • 1900-1942 will cover 60-120 firms
  • 1950-1980 will cover 126 firms

3) Selected firms from Korea, Taiwan, China (and possibly Thailand) from 1990 to 2013.

 Leading Team: Waseda University