8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
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INNOVATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT

Innovation still in development, by employment size(a), by type, 2008 - 09

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

Businesses with innovation still in development for any new or significantly improved:
goods or services
8.3
9.9
12.4
16.8
9.2
operational processes
5.2
10.1
13.1
23.8
7.4
organisational/managerial processes
3.8
9.1
10.7
16.8
6.1
marketing methods
6.6
11.5
12.9
9.3
8.6
Businesses with any innovation still in development
14.3
21.5
26.7
36.0
17.6

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


Overall, the proportion of businesses that reported any innovation still in development as at 30 June 2009 was greater for each successive employment size range. Businesses with 200 or more persons employed were the most likely to report any innovation still in development (36%), compared to 14% of businesses with 0-4 persons employed.

New goods or services and new marketing methods were the most commonly reported type of innovation that was still in development as at 30 June 2009 (both 9%). This was followed by new operational processes (7%) and new organisational/managerial processes (6%).

Proportion of businesses with innovation still in development, by industry, 2008-09
Graph: Proportion of businesses with innovation still in development, by industry, 2008-09


At industry level, Wholesale trade and Information, media and telecommunications recorded the highest proportion of businesses with innovative activity still in development (both 25%). Businesses within the Construction industry were the least likely to report innovation still in development, at 13%.

The Information, media and telecommunications industry had the highest proportion of businesses with goods or services still in development (17%) and was equal highest with the Arts and recreation services industry for organisational/managerial processes still in development (9%). Arts and recreation services had the highest proportion of businesses with operational processes still in development (12%). The highest proportion of businesses with ongoing marketing methods were those in the Wholesale trade industry (14%).





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