01020304050Access to intellectual property rightsCosts to develop or introduceGovernment regulationLack of appropriate personnelLack of co-operation with other businessesLack of informationLack of management resources such as timeLack of marketing expertiseBarriers to innovation for Māori small and medium-sizedenterprises in New ZealandBy degree to which barrier hampered innovation, 2017, % of businessesProvider: Stats NZMedium degreeHigh degree

Barriers to innovation for Māori small and medium-sized enterprises in New Zealand

By degree to which barrier hampered innovation, 2017, % of businesses


Innovation barriers: factors hamper this business’s ability to innovate, develop or introduce of any new or significantly improved activity for the business.

Māori authority: having a Māori business flag on the Business Register. This flag denotes:
• business with a collectively managed asset, which uses current Inland Revenue eligibility criteria to be a Māori authority (irrespective of whether the enterprise elects to be a Māori authority for tax purposes)
• commercial business that supports the Māori authority’s business and social activities, and sustains or builds a Māori authority’s asset base
• business that is at least 50 percent owned by a Māori authority.

A Māori small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) is a business or enterprise with the following characteristics:
• the business owner(s) define it as a Māori business
• it is not owned by another enterprise
• it is not a Māori authority
• it has at least one employee (including any proprietor paid as an employee) and fewer than 100 employees.

Maori tourism business information presented in this dataset comes primary from member list of New Zealand Māori Tourism and was expanded on by adding any other Māori authority or business where those enterprises, or a business location belonging to those enterprises, was engaged in a selected range of ANZIC06 industry:
• all of division accommodation and food services
• interurban and rural bus transport
• rail passenger transport
• water passenger transport
• scenic and sightseeing transport
• motor vehicle and transport equipment rental and hiring
• travel agency services
• all of division arts and recreation services.

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Limitations of the data

The businesses covered are not an exhaustive list of all Māori enterprises. Stats NZ focus on businesses they can readily identify as Māori enterprises. Some examples of the type of enterprises known to be missed include small businesses with an average turnover of less than $30,000, or those with fewer than six employees.
These statistics are provisional, and updates in the series may be incorporated in subsequent releases.
The Business Operations Survey has limitations due to small sample sizes and sample design.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Tatauranga Umanga Māori: Business operations rates, innovation barriers 2018



How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Tatauranga umanga Māori – Statistics on Māori businesses: 2017–18 – CSV' zipped file. Open 'Business operations rates, innovation barriers, 2015 and 2017' file.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Tatauranga Umanga Māori: Business operations rates, innovation barriers 2018

From the dataset Tatauranga Umanga Māori: Business operations rates, innovation barriers 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 2-25
  • Columns: 4-12
  • Provided: 216 data points

This data forms the table Māori Business - Barriers to innovation by enterprise type 2015 & 2017.

Dataset originally released on:

June 07, 2019

About this dataset

This data is derived from the Business Operations Survey, which is used to collect performance measures from New Zealand businesses to better understand the practices and behaviours they undertake which may have an impact on their performance. These statistics feed into policy and microdata research that helps identify the current situation of the New Zealand business environment, as well as potential areas of improvement. The survey covers all businesses in New Zealand that have 6 or more employees, and have been active for one year or more.

Method of collection/Data provider

This data was sourced from module B of the Business Operations Survey, which alternates between Innovation (odd years) and ICT (even years).
The objective of the innovation module is to provide information on the characteristics of innovation in New Zealand's private-sector businesses. This information will enable the development of policy that will facilitate innovation, and understand the dynamics of innovative businesses.
Businesses were asked to mark the degree (high, medium or low) to which their business innovation was hampered according to each category:
• costs to develop or introduce
• lack of information
• lack of marketing expertise
• lack of co-operation with other businesses
• access to intellectual property rights (eg licensing of patents or copyrights)
• lack of appropriate personnel
• lack of management resources (eg time)
• government regulation.