The list of middle-income countries seem to include: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Thailand, etc.
According to Gopinath et al. (2015), the ORBIS database is superior to manufacturing censuses in that the balance sheet data is also available. It is also superior to Compustat or Worldscope in that small, private firms are included in addition to large listed companies.
For more detail, see
- Pinto Ribeiro, S., S. Menghinello and K. De Backer (2010), “The OECD ORBIS Database: Responding to the Need forFirm-Level Micro-Data in the OECD”, OECD Statistics Working Papers, 2010/01, OECD Publishing.
- Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Bent Sorensen, Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, Vadym Volosovych, Sevcan Yesiltas (2015), "How to Construct Nationally Representative Firm Level data from the ORBIS Global Database", NBER Working Paper No. 21558