volume 14, issue 140, P1 2014
DOI: 10.5089/9781498378253.001
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Chie Aoyagi,
Giovanni Ganelli

Abstract: Japan's high corporate savings might be holding back growth, by preventing a more effi cient use of resources. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been the main contributors to high corporate cash balances, but more recently larger companies have also increased cash holdings. This paper focuses on the causes and consequences of the current corporate behavior and suggests options for reform. In particular, Japan's weak corporate governance-as measured by available indexes-might be contributing to high cash…

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