8101.0 - Innovation and Technology Update (Newsletter), Dec 2005  
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4.1 Release of 'Innovation in Australian Business, 2003'

The ABS released the publication
Innovation in Australian Business, 2003 (cat. no. 8158.0) on 17 February 2005. It presents results from the 2003 Innovation Survey, where the ABS collected details of technological, organisational and managerial innovation in a wide range of industries, including service industries.

The ABS is currently investigating producing a confidentialised unit record file (CURF) from the Innovation Survey 2003 dataset.

The survey was based on concepts and standard questions developed jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Eurostat. The concepts have been published in 'OECD Proposed Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Technological Innovation Data' (OECD, Paris, 1997), known as the Oslo Manual. This Manual is available as a free PDF file by visiting

For further information, please contact Peter Hodgson at peter.hodgson@abs.gov.au.