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Japanese Corporate Finance: What Factors Affect the Financial Decisions of Japanese Firms?: A Survey Result


  • Nobuyoshi Yamori


In June 2005, a questionnaire survey was sent to 9000 companies in the Kansai Area (Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo), the second largest economic block in Japan, with 2041 companies responding. This article introduces the results of this questionnaire survey. The greatest feature of this study is that, unlike previous works on traditional corporate finance, much information on unlisted companies is included. The dividend policy of Japanese companies, awareness of corporate governance, funding behavior, and bank selection behavior were analyzed. As a result, we found that being a consolidated subsidiary or a group member of an affiliation of companies greatly affects a company's financial activities, and that the capital adequacy ratio and size of the company are also important factors.

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  • Nobuyoshi Yamori, 2006. "Japanese Corporate Finance: What Factors Affect the Financial Decisions of Japanese Firms?: A Survey Result," ISER Discussion Paper 0655, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
  • Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0655

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    1. Yamori, Nobuyoshi, 2009. "What Types of Small and Medium-sized Businesses Are Utilizing New Financial Products?," MPRA Paper 17494, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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