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Innovation in Industry
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    This is the second innovation survey conducted by the ABS. The objectives are to provide statistics on the level of innovation in Australian manufacturing and some of the characteristics of innovators, the impact of innovation, the national innovation system and the characteristics of significant innovations.

    PURPOSE
    see above

    SCOPE
    All management units on the Business Register included in a manufacturing ANZSIC, subdivisions 21-29. 5,800 management units were sampled

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    The conceptual framework is contained in OECDs Oslo manual-Proposed Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Technological Innovation Data, 1997

    Main outputs
    Manufacturing management units: rate of innovation, by industry and employment; objectives of innovation, source of ideas for innovation, Barriers to starting innovations, effect of innovation activity, expenditure on innovative activity, most significanr innovation, use of advanced technologies.

    Classifications
    ANZSIC subdivision
    Size (based on employment) :- 1: 0-4, 2: 5-19, 3: 20-99, 4: 100-499, 5: 500+, 8: LBs
    Employment groups (0-9, 10-49, 50-99, 100-499, 500 or more)
    Total sales groups (< $50,000, $50,000-$199,000, $200,000-$999,000, $1m-$10m, >$10m)
    Age (<2 yrs, 2-5 yrs, 6-9 yrs, 10-19 yrs, 20-29 yrs, 30 or more)

    Other concepts (summary)
    A technological innovation is any new or substantially improved good or service which has been commercialised, or any new or substantially improved process used for the production of goods and services.
    Non-technological innovations include changes to the business' strategies, structures or routines.

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    1. National & State/Territory\1.01 Australia
    1. National & State/Territory\1.03 Selected States or Territories only\1.03.01 New South Wales
    1. National & State/Territory\1.03 Selected States or Territories only\1.03.02 Victoria
    1. National & State/Territory\1.03 Selected States or Territories only\1.03.03 Queensland
    1. National & State/Territory\1.03 Selected States or Territories only\1.03.04 South Australia
    1. National & State/Territory\1.03 Selected States or Territories only\1.03.05 Western Australia

    Comments and/or Other Regions


    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Adhoc

    Frequency comments
    This survey is conducted on an irregular basis. The first survey was conducted in respect or 1993/94 and this second survey in respect of 1996/97. There are no current plans for any future surveys.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    First collection 1993/94
    This second collection 1996/97

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments



    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    31/05/2002 03:14 PM



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