University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0520
Survey Title Fact-finding Survey on the Impact of Economic Globalization on the Management of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, 2004
Depositor Shoko Research Institute
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Educational Purpose Only available for research.
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Summary Shoko Research Institute was established in 1986 by Shoko Chukin Bank and other organizations specializing in small- and medium-sized enterprises and has since served as a think tank specializing in such enterprises, surveying them and providing them with information.

The questionnaire survey conducted here is to ascertain the effects of economic globalization on the operation of medium-sized manufacturing firms and how they are addressing the effects.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe 5,000 small and medium-sized manufacturers
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size Valid responses: 814 companies (response rate: 16.3%)
Date of Collection Time period: end of December 2004 
Survey period: January 2005 
Time Period
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Questionnaire-based survey (self-administered mail survey)
Investigator Shoko Research Institute
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Overview of enterprise
Headquarter location, main industry, capital, number of (regular) employees, recent business conditions, most recent annual sales figures, subcontract production

(2) Overseas connections
Overseas connections, status of overseas production (including consignment production) (regions/number of years involved in overseas production/overseas production rates/profitability of local corporations)

(3) Effects of economic globalization on company’s operation
Negative effects, positive effects

(4) Current steps and future plans to address economic globalization
Steps to address economic globalization, plans for overseas production, plans for domestic Japanese production.

(5) Issues facing domestic/overseas bases of production and their importance
Issues facing domestic bases of production, issues facing overseas bases of production, mutual relationships/importance of domestic and overseas bases of production
Date of Release
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Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
International Comparison/Diplomacy
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