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8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/06/2013   
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Contents >> INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS >> Abandoned Innovative Activity

ABANDONED INNOVATIVE ACTIVITY

Businesses with abandoned innovative activity, by employment size(a), by type, 2011-12

0-4 persons
5-19 persons
20-199 persons
200 or more persons
Total
%
%
%
%
%

Businesses that abandoned the development or introduction of any new or significantly improved:(b)
goods or services
2.0
3.0
3.3
2.6
2.4
operational processes
1.6
1.7
2.2
1.7
1.7
organisational/managerial processes
1.1
1.6
2.0
1.0
1.3
marketing methods
3.1
5.0
3.8
1.2
3.7
Businesses with any abandoned innovative activity
5.8
9.0
7.5
5.0
6.9

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each output category.
(b) Businesses may be counted in more than one category.


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.

Diagram: Abandoned innovative activity

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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