University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1035
Survey Title Questionnaire of Corporate Trends following the Great East Japan Earthquake, 2014
Depositor Yuji GENDA
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Summary This survey was conducted in 2014 by Yuji Genda and polled corporate trends in the Tohoku and Kanto regions following the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster.

After the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster, some companies were able to resume their business and expand their employment, while some could not resume their business or had to downsize.

What exactly was different about the companies that were able to quickly resume their business following the disaster, were able to protect their employees, and, at times, were even able to expand in its wake? This survey aimed to answer that question.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Companies located in Tohoku and Kanto regions
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size Number of survey sent: 2,399 companies,valid responses: 1,127 companies(Response rate: 47.0%)
Date of Collection 2014-01-07 ~ 2014-01-20
Time Period 2014 ~ 2014
Spatial Unit tohoku
Tohoku region (Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima prefectures)
Kanto region (Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa prefectures)
Sampling Procedure Other
Among the companies registered as monitors to the Teikoku Data Bank TDB Economic Trends Survey, we requested that 2,400 companies whose headquarters were listed as being in either the Tohoku or Kanto regions have their managers or staff supervisors respond to this survey.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Internet survey
Investigator Yuji Genda, survey carried out by Teikoku Databank, ltd.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1035
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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 [Chosa-hyo][Syukei-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) Regarding company
・Company strengths

(2) Effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake
・Damages sustained
・Presence or absence of declining business results
・Presence or absence of temporary cessation of business activities, period thereof
・Presence or absence of adjustments to employee hiring, wages, and work time, etc./nature of such changes

(3) Current situation
・Changes in the number of employees since the disaster
・Business outlook over the next three years

(4) Support/measures
・Presence or absence of support for disaster damage (grants/subsidies, etc.)/nature thereof
・Post-disaster restructuring/support that proved useful in reconstruction
・Measures necessary to prepare for future disasters
Date of Release 2016/03/10
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Working conditions
Social change
Business/industrial management and organisation
Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
Version 1 : 2016-03-10
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