Australian Bureau of Statistics
8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2006-07
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2008
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INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS
The proportion of businesses which were innovation-active (i.e. those which undertook any innovative activity) during the year ended 30 June 2007 was 37%. The proportion of businesses that were innovation-active was greater for each successive employment size range, from 31% for businesses with 0-4 persons employed to more than double this proportion for businesses with 200 or more persons employed (66%).
The proportion of innovating businesses (i.e. those which introduced or implemented any innovation) during the year ended 30 June 2007 was 33%. The proportion of innovating businesses increased with each successive employment size range, from 26% for businesses with 0-4 persons employed to 61% for businesses with 200 or more persons employed.
Innovation still in development
The proportion of businesses which had an innovation still in development (i.e. those with innovation that was still under development but introduction was yet to occur) as at the end of June 2007 was 18%. The proportion of businesses with innovation still in development increased with employment size, with the highest proportion (37%) being for businesses with 200 or more persons employed.
The proportion of businesses that abandoned at least one innovative activity (i.e. those who ceased development of an innovation prior to completion or introduction) during the year ended 30 June 2007 was 6%. The proportion of businesses that abandoned at least one innovative activity was highest for businesses with 200 or more persons employed at 8% although there was little variation across employment sizes.
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