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8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS >> Abandoned Innovative Activity

ABANDONED INNOVATIVE ACTIVITY

Abandoned innovative activity, by employment size(a)(b), by type, 2009—10

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

Businesses which abandoned the development or introduction of any new or significantly improved:(c)
goods or services
2.5
3.2
3.0
5.5
2.8
operational processes
1.9
2.6
4.8
4.8
2.4
organisational/managerial processes
1.4
2.4
3.1
3.6
1.8
marketing methods
3.6
4.1
2.7
2.8
3.7
Businesses with any abandoned innovative activity
6.5
8.5
8.8
9.4
7.3

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each output category.
(b) Includes businesses in the Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry division.
(c) Businesses may be counted in more than one category.


During the year ended 30 June 2010, 7% of Australian businesses abandoned at least one innovative activity. Businesses with 0-4 persons employed reported the lowest proportion of abandoned innovative activity during 2009-10 (6%). The three remaining employment size ranges all recorded abandoned innovative activity at 8% or above.

New marketing methods was the most commonly reported type of innovative activity which was abandoned during the year ended 30 June 2010 (4%). This was followed by new goods or services (3%).

Proportion of businesses with abandoned innovation, by industry, 2009-10
Graph: Proportion of businesses with abandoned innovation, by industry, 2009-10


By industry, the highest proportion of abandoned innovative activity was reported by businesses in Wholesale trade (12%), while the lowest was Transport, postal and warehousing (2%).

The highest proportion of businesses that reported having abandoned the development or introduction of goods and services during 2009-10 was in the Wholesale trade industry (7%). Businesses in Manufacturing were the most likely to report having abandoned marketing methods (6%). Businesses in the Financial and insurance services industry were the most likely to report having abandoned operational processes and organisational/managerial processes (both 5%).


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