8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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ABANDONED INNOVATIVE ACTIVITY


Businesses with abandoned innovative activity, by employment size(a), by type, 2012-13

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

Businesses that abandoned the development or introduction of any new or significantly improved:(b)
goods or services
%
2.7
3.1
2.0
2.2
2.8
operational processes
%
1.4
2.2
1.9
1.8
1.7
organisational/managerial processes
%
1.1
1.3
2.5
1.3
1.3
marketing methods
%
2.9
3.6
3.3
1.4
3.2
Businesses with any abandoned innovative activity
%
5.3
6.9
6.3
4.4
5.9

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each output category.
(b) Businesses may be counted in more than one category.


The proportion of businesses that abandoned at least one type of innovative activity during the year ended 30 June 2013 was 6%. Businesses with 200 or more persons employed had the lowest proportion of abandoned innovative activity (4%), while the highest was in businesses with 5-19 persons employed (7%).

Results show goods or services and marketing methods were the most common types of innovative activity that were abandoned (both 3%), while organisational/managerial processes were the least likely to be abandoned (1%).

Graph: proportion of businesses with abandoned innovation, by industry, 2012-13. Businesses in the Manufacturing industry were most likely to have abandoned innovation in 2012-13.

The highest proportion of businesses with abandoned goods or services innovative activity were in the Manufacturing industry (7%). Businesses in Mining and Administrative and support services were the most likely to have abandoned operational processes (both 4%). The Retail trade and Other services industries had the highest proportion of businesses that abandoned marketing methods during 2012-13 (both 5%).

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