8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2011-12 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/06/2013
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INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS - SUMMARY
Innovation-active businesses are those that undertook any innovative activity during the reference period. This includes businesses that introduced or abandoned any of the four types of innovation during the period and those that had any of the types of innovation still in development at the end of the period. The proportion of businesses that were innovation-active (i.e. those that undertook any innovative activity) in 2011-12 was 47%, an increase of eight percentage points from the previous year.
Innovating businesses are those that introduced any of the four types of innovation during the 2011-12 reference period.
More than two in five businesses (41%) reported they had introduced at least one type of innovation during the 2011-12 reference period, an increase from 33% of businesses in the previous year and 39% of businesses in 2009-10.
Innovation still in development
One quarter of businesses reported some form of innovative activity that was still in development as at 30 June 2012. This is an increase of five percentage points from 2010-11.
During the year ended 30 June 2012, businesses that reported abandoning at least one type of innovative activity increased one percentage point from the previous year to 7%.