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Corporate Information Database

Overview
Since we initiated a comprehensive database of Japan's multinational corporations, "Multinational corporations database," in 1983, we have been continuously developed various academic databases with regard to corporate management. We call this series of database as "Corporate Information Database" and open to the public via internet.

The "Corporate Information Database" constitutes the core of the database series, and it is the only database of corporate information in Japan. It includes a variety of information published by Japan's leading corporations such as "company guide," "public relations magazine," "information for stockholders," "business reports," "catalogs," and the like. Also, it contains a variety of messages currently sent to the society by compani It is highly valued as very unique archives among the academics.

The materials contained in the database have a character as the precious history materials which had continuation by putting these as the important historical materials in a certain moment point to see independently and analyzing it diachronically. These materials are categorized into pictures and documents in the database so that users can analyze them individually or collectively. Further development of database is expected to contribute the related fields of business administrations such as marketing and human resources management, sociology, and iconology as well as historical studies of corporate history and industrial history.

Corporate information database is developed thanks to the organizations, corporations, and individuals who donated corporate information and other documents in their possession and the help of many people. We would like to thank all of them here once again. Also, the Liaison Center will keep improving upon the database and would like to ask further contributions of information and documents.


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The development of the database received the following grants:
Japan Society for Promotion of Science: Science Research Grant for 2002 (For promotion of research result publication) (Code number: 148064)
Japan Society for Promotion of Science: Science Research Grant for 2004 (For promotion of research result publication) (Code number: 168060)
Japan Society for Promotion of Science: Science Research Grant for 2005 (For promotion of research result publication) (Code number:178057)
Japan Society for Promotion of Science: Science Research Grant for 2006 (For promotion of research result publication) (Code number:188055)

Sources of Information and Collections
  1. Creator: Kobe University Research Institute for Economics and Business, Corporate Information Database Development Committee
  2. Sources of Information: Documents and materials collected by Kobe University RIEB Policy Research Liaison Center. They include information published by Japan's leading corporations such as "company guide," "public relations magazine," "information for stockholders," "business reports," "catalogs," and the like.
  3. Subjects: 93 companies selected by the Corporate Information Database Development Committee (As of June 2005)
  4. Period: 1946 ~ Present (It varies depending on the company.)
  5. Renewal: As the occasion demands

    Companies and institutions that contributed to the development of the database
    List of companies
    Institutions that contributed to data collection
    Japan Financial Sector Society, Finance Education PR Center
    Individuals who contributed to data collection
    Many
Environment for Use
You can use the database using workstations and computers that have access to the internet. All the documents are stored in PDF format. Use Adobe Reader (free download at Adobe's HP) to view the documents. Corporate Information Database manual has instructions for the database. Download the manual at the following link

Corporate Information Database Manual (PDF)(in Japanese)

Eligibility
1.Eligibility
(1) Faculties and students of Kobe University
(2) Those who use it for researches and academic studies
(3) Those who were given a special permission by the Center

2.Application
If you wish to use Corporate Information Database, fill out the application and mail it to RIEB Policy Research Liaison Center.
You can download the application and rules of use below.

Corporate Information Database Rules of Use(PDF)(in Japanese)
Corporate Information Database Application(PDF)(in Japanese)

3.Questions
>>Send them here.


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