This release contains management and organisational capabilities data for Australian businesses. These data were collected in the inaugural 2015-16, Management Capabilities Module (MCM), as part of the Integrated Business Characteristics Strategy (IBCS) suite of surveys.
Microdata are released in the form of an Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF). Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data, optimise its content and maintain confidentiality of respondents. These include removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual or business and reducing the level of detail for some items.
The Management and Organisational Capabilities of Australian Business, 2015-16 Expanded CURF inform statistics on a selection of topics including: Key Performance Indicators; use of data in decision making; strategic plans; skills; supply chain; environmental management; and demographic information related to the Principal Manager.
Business characterisitcs such as innovator status; business size (based on employment); and ANZSIC Subdivision are also included on the file.
The CURF is available via the ABS Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and DataLab. The RADL is a secure online data query service accessible for authorised users via the ABS web site. DataLab is an on-site data analysis solution available for authorised users at all ABS sites around Australia. Users should refer to the CURF Microdata entry page for further information (www.abs.gov.au - Microdata access).