University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1044
Survey Title Questionnaire on Relationship between Social Issues and Work, 2014
Depositor Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
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Summary This survey was carried out by the Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute to determine the actual circumstances of and to serve as a reference for support measures for key social businesses that solve social problems.

* In this survey, a company was considered a social business if:
1. It answered positively to at least one of the following three options in response to a question on its relationship with social problems:
1) The company was founded to solve social problems.
2) The company runs a business to solve social problems despite it not being the main objective of the corporation.
3) The company runs a business that supports another company or group that solves social problems.

2. The following four types of social problems were considered:
1) Problems related to social exclusion (problems that drive one away from society such as poverty, incapacity to find a job due to physical or mental conditions, incapacity to receive education, and others)
2) Problems related to regional communities (local problems such as depopulation, aging, child-rearing, a decrease in employment opportunities, lack of educational/cultural facilities)
3) Problems related to the global environment (international problems such as global warming, protection of the ozone layer, maintenance of biodiversity, marine pollution, and others)
4) Problems related to support for emerging countries (developing industries, problem reduction and other measures aimed at the economic and social development of developing countries)
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe 1) 5,000 publicly unlisted companies (stock companies, limited companies, limited partnership companies, general partnership companies, limited liability companies) that meet the number of employees defined by the Small and Medium Enterprises Basic Act with an annual income of 10 million yen or more.
2) 5,000 companies (joint enterprise cooperatives, general-incorporated associations, and non-profit organizations) with an annual income of 10 million yen or more.
(1), 2) were sampled from the company database of Teikoku Databank, Ltd.)
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size Responses:2,562 companies(Response rate: 25.6%)
Date of Collection 2014-08 ~ 2014-08
Time Period 2014 ~ 2014
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Questionnaires were sent and collected by mail. The questionnaires were unsigned.
Investigator Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1044
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) Attributes of the company
・Type of juridical person
・Type of industry and others

(2) Details of social problems
・Relationship with social problems
・Social problems engaged in and others

(3) Details of the employees
・Age and gender of the representative
・Number of employees, the percentage of female workers, the percentage of family employees, and others

(4) Details of social businesses
[Why it started]
・The reason why the social business began

[Interest in social problems]
・Acknowledgment and willingness to do business with social or community businesses and others

[Business conditions]
・Sales from social businesses for the past year
・Profitability of social businesses
・Profitability of the entire company and others

・Amount of startup funds, if any, for social businesses
・Procurement of startup funds from financial institutions
・Amount borrowed, if any, from financial institutions
・Types of financial institutions from which the loans were made and others

[Results and issues]
・Results of social businesses
・Issues faced while conducting social businesses
・Support measures needed to improve results and others

* For details on survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2016/06/20
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Social behaviour and attitudes
Business/industrial management and organisation
Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
Version 1 : 2016-06-20
Notes for Users Q13(3), Q12~27 are not publicly available