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General Session

General Session » GS-3 Knowledge utilization and sharing

[2H4-GS-3c] 知識の利用:社会システム

Wed. Jun 9, 2021 3:20 PM - 5:00 PM Room H (GS room 3)

座長:長野 伸一(東芝)

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

[2H4-GS-3c-05] The value of social capital in coronavirus shock

〇Tomonori Manabe1, Kei Nakagawa2 (1. Sansan, Inc., 2. Nomura Asset Management Co.,Ltd.)

Keywords:COVID-19, Finance, Corporate Reputation, Stock market crash

This study investigates the value of corporate social capital on stock price crash risk during the COVID-19. To achieve this goal, we use corporate reputation survey data using a large business card exchange network in Japan as a proxy variable for social capital.
The survey data is unique in that it is based on a direct and holistic assessment of the company by its business card holders, and the survey covers cross-sectoral over 800 Japanese companies. The empirical findings reveal that companies with high social capital, those with a good reputation for the use of their products to society, earned higher returns during the COVID-19 crisis.
This evidence suggests that social capital can serve as insurance against shocks during economic crises. In particular, during the COVID-19 crisis, the impression that the company's products are useful to society was found to have a positive effect on shock mitigation.

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