8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2006-07  
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ABANDONED INNOVATIVE ACTIVITY

Abandoned innovative activity, by employment size(a), by type - 2006-07

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:
goods or services
2.3
3.3
3.1
4.5
2.7
operational processes
1.8
2.7
2.6
3.5
2.2
organisational/managerial processes
1.5
2.6
2.7
1.8
1.9
marketing methods
2.6
4.0
2.9
1.1
3.0
Businesses with any abandoned innovative activity
5.0
7.1
7.2
7.7
5.8

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each employment size category.


Overall, the proportion of businesses that reported abandoning at least one innovative activity was very low across all four types of innovation and employment size ranges.

The highest proportion of businesses that reported abandoning activity that was intended to result in the introduction of new goods or services (4%) was reported by businesses with 200 or more persons employed, as was abandoned new operational processes (4%). For abandoned new organisational/managerial processes, businesses which employed 5-19 persons and those with 20-199 persons employed, had the highest proportions, both 3%, whereas abandoned new marketing methods was highest for businesses which employed 5-19 persons, at 4%.


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