New Zealand firms implementing new or improved organisational processes

By industry, 2013, % of businesses within each industry

Definitions

Innovation: It includes the development or introduction of any new or significantly improved activity for this business. This includes products, processes and methods that this business was the first to develop and those that have been adopted from other organisations.

Innovation rate: The innovation rate is the proportion of businesses that innovate. A business would be counted as 'innovative' if they answered Yes to at least one of the four questions listed below.
1. During the last 2 financial years, did this business introduce onto the market any new or significantly improved goods or services?
2. During the last 2 financial years, did this business implement any new or significantly improved operational processes?
3. During the last 2 financial years, did this business implement any new or significantly improved organisational or managerial processes?
4. During the last 2 financial years, did this business implement any new or significantly improved sales or marketing methods which were intended:
- to increase the appeal of goods or services for specific market segments
- to gain entry to new markets

Employees: the number of employees is defined by an enterprise's rolling mean employment (RME) count. RME is a 12-month moving average of the monthly employment count (EC) figure. The EC is obtained from tax data.
Enterprise: a business or service entity operating in New Zealand. It can be a company, partnership, trust, estate, incorporated society, producer board, local or central government organisation, voluntary organisation, or self-employed individual.
Last financial year: for this survey, refers to the last financial year for which the business had results available at August.

Limitations of the data

Sampling error tables available at http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/businesses/business_growth_and_innovation/BusinessOperationsSurvey_HOTP2013/Data%20Quality.aspx

The Business Operations Survey results are subject to measurement errors, including both non-sample and sample errors. These errors should be considered when analysing the results from the survey.

Changes to data collection/processing

Because of the large range of data needed, Statistics NZ developed an integrated, modular survey – the Business Operations Survey – to collect the required information and minimise the reporting load for New Zealand businesses. The survey was designed to include a range of ‘modules’ and has been run annually by Statistics NZ since 2005.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Business Operations Survey: Detailed tables 2013

Webpage:

http://archive.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/businesses/business_growth_and_innovation/BusinessOperationsSurvey_HOTP2013/

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Business Operations Survey: 2013 – detailed tables ' from the right-hand column

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Business Operations Survey: Detailed tables 2013

From the dataset Business Operations Survey: Detailed tables 2013, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 23
  • Range: E10:N60
  • Provided: 470 data points

This data forms the table Innovation - Innovation activities in business 2011 & 2013.

Dataset originally released on:

April 02, 2014