8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2011-12 Quality Declaration
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ABANDONED INNOVATIVE ACTIVITY
During the year ended 30 June 2012, the proportion of businesses that reported abandoning at least one type of innovative activity increased one percentage point from the previous year, to 7%. New organisational/managerial processes were the least likely to be reported as abandoned during the year ended 30 June 2012 (1%). Marketing methods was the most commonly reported type of abandoned innovative activity (4%).
Businesses with 200 or more persons employed reported the lowest proportion of abandoned innovative activity during 2011-12 (5%). The highest rate (9%) was reported by businesses with 5-19 persons employed.
By industry, the highest proportion of abandoned innovative activity was reported by businesses in Retail trade (14%), followed by Manufacturing (11%). Mining was the least likely to record abandoning innovative activity (2%).
The highest proportion of businesses that reported having abandoned the introduction or development of new goods and services during 2011-12 were in the Wholesale trade industry (6%). Businesses in Information media and telecommunications and Manufacturing were the most likely to report having abandoned new operational processes (both 4%), as well as organisational/managerial processes (both 4%). Businesses in Retail trade were the most likely to report having abandoned new marketing methods (9%).
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