The Accelerating Dissolution of StockCross-holding

Hideaki Inoue 

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The decline of stock cross-holding among companies has been attributed to many factors,including: the floundering post-bubble stock market, which has revealed the inherent risk ofstockholding; stricter management accountability based on corporate governance concepts;and the shift to new financial accounting standards that require consolidated reporting andmarket valuation.

Our annual survey of stock cross-holding among companies listed on Japan’s stockexchanges, conducted at the end of March 1999, found that companies are dissolving theirstock cross-holdings at an increasingly rapid pace. This paper briefly describes the surveyfindings.

Hideaki Inoue

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