8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2008-09 Quality Declaration
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INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS - SUMMARY
The proportion of businesses which were innovation-active (i.e. those which undertook any innovative activity) decreased 5 percentage points from 45% in 2007-08 to 40% in 2008-09.
During the year ended 30 June 2009, 35% of Australian businesses reported introducing at least one type of innovation. This represents a 4 percentage point decrease from the previous year.
The most frequently reported type of innovation in 2008-09 was the introduction of new organisational/managerial processes, at 19%. This was followed by new goods or services, which decreased by 4 percentage points in 2008-09, to 18%. New marketing methods was the only broad type of innovation to record a noticeable increase compared to the previous year, increasing by over 2 percentage points in 2008-09 to 17%. New operational processes were the least likely to be reported by Australian business in 2008-09, at 16%.
Innovation still in development
Just under 18% of Australian businesses reported some form of innovative activity still in development as at 30 June 2009. This was a decrease of over 4 percentage points from the previous year.
During the year ended 30 June 2009, the proportion of Australian businesses that abandoned at least one innovative activity was 6%. This was a marginal decrease from the 7% reported in 2007-08.