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Measuring Multinational Enterprises

 

November 2020 - Understanding where Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) are, how they operate, and where they pay taxes is crucial for sound policy making and sound macro-economic statistics. However, surprisingly little official statistics are currently available on individual MNEs.

To fill this gap the OECD has begun to develop a new database – the Analytical Database on Individual Multinationals and Affiliates (ADIMA) – using a number of open big data sources that can provide new insights on individual MNEs and their global profiles.  

 

Finding the ADIMA data 

ADIMA includes 500 of the world’s largest MNEs each downloadable here:

Financial year 2019

Physical Register: Providing a comprehensive view of each MNE and its subsidiaries
Digital Register: Providing a view of all websites belonging to each MNE
Indicators: Harmonised indicators at the global level for each MNE
Monitor: Events which may correspond to large company restructurings and, so, providing early warnings of potential significant changes to estimates of trade, GDP and FDI.    

Financial year 2018 

Physical Register: Providing a comprehensive view of each MNE and its subsidiaries
Digital Register: Providing a view of all websites belonging to each MNE
Indicators: Harmonised indicators at the global level for each MNE 

 

Visualising ADIMA

Connections discovered for two individual MNEs

Each dot in the graphic represents an identifier for the MNE and its affiliates, with different colours representing different sources. Relationships are represented by the connecting lines.

Analytical Database on Individual Multinationals and Affiliates (ADIMA), Connections discovered for Pfizer Analytical Database on Individual Multinationals and Affiliates (ADIMA), Connections discovered for Daimler

 

Further reading

Methodology: How to construct a global business register? 
What big data can tell us about women on boards 
Statistical Insights: the ADIMA database on Multinational Enterprises

 

 

Contact

We welcome proposals for other extensions, collaboration and applications using ADIMA but also feedback on the current database. Contact us 

 

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