Do Larger Firms Have More Interfirm Relationships ?

  title={Do Larger Firms Have More Interfirm Relationships ?},
  author={Yukiko Umeno Saito and Tadaharu Watanabe and Mitsuru Iwamura},
In this study, we investigate interfirm networks by employing a unique dataset containing information on more than 800,000 Japanese firms, about half of all corporate firms currently operating in Japan. First, we find that the number of relationships, measured by the indegree, has a fat-tail distribution, implying that there exist “hub” firms with a large number of relationships. Moreover, the indegree distribution for those hub firms also exhibits a fat tail, suggesting the existence of “super… CONTINUE READING
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