Non-technological Innovation. Companies. By innovation objectives

Non-technological Innovation. Companies. By innovation objectives Catalonia.
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Companies with non-technological innovation in the period (1) 7,901 7,162 6,580 7,318 9,114
With organisational innovations 6,616 5,835 5,133 6,117 7,653
With commercial activities innovations 4,585 4,092 4,044 4,203 5,126
With organisational and commercial activities innovations 3,300 2,766 2,597 3,001 3,666
Objectives of the organisational innovations (%) (2)
Reduction of the response time to the needs of the customer : : 51.8 48.8 55.4
Improve the ability to develop new products or processes : : 31.2 34.5 30.4
Higher quality of goods ands services : : 55.8 55.6 54.7
Lower costs by produced unit : : 37.1 34.2 36.0
Improve the exchange of information or communication : : 39.4 40.2 35.1
Objectives of the commercial activities innovations (%) (2)
Increase or improve in the market share : : 45.4 46.3 46.8
Introduction of products to new groups : : 36.9 36.6 39.5
Introduction of products to new markets : : 23.0 26.4 23.3
Units: Companies.
Source: Idescat, based on data of the Innovation in Companies Survey of INE.
(1) The reference period includes the correspondent year and the two previous ones.
(2) % of companies that consider those objectives as really important.
Note: From 2014 on, the Survey does not collect information on the objectives of non-technological innovations.
: Not available
Non-technological Innovation. Companies. By innovation objectives Spain.
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Companies with non-technological innovation in the period (1) 33,751 32,626 29,840 32,275 40,191
With organisational innovations 28,303 26,747 23,759 26,589 33,738
With commercial activities innovations 18,588 18,810 16,870 17,605 21,630
With organisational and commercial activities innovations 13,139 12,930 10,790 11,918 15,177
Objectives of the organisational innovations (%) (2)
Reduction of the response time to the needs of the customer : : 51.3 52.0 53.4
Improve the ability to develop new products or processes : : 30.1 31.2 29.3
Higher quality of goods ands services : : 56.5 56.8 55.6
Lower costs by produced unit : : 37.4 37.3 35.0
Improve the exchange of information or communication : : 40.0 40.8 39.1
Objectives of the commercial activities innovations (%) (2)
Increase or improve in the market share : : 48.0 48.1 46.0
Introduction of products to new groups : : 39.6 39.7 37.2
Introduction of products to new markets : : 25.3 28.5 24.0
Units: Companies.
Source: INE. Innovation in Companies Survey.
(1) The reference period includes the correspondent year and the two previous ones.
(2) % of companies that consider those objectives as really important.
Note: From 2014 on, the Survey does not collect information on the objectives of non-technological innovations.
: Not available

Date published: July 26, 2017.

Methodological note

Data on the process of innovation of the companies in Catalonia are obtained from the survey conducted by theINE. This survey addresses companies selected by a stratified random sampling method according to the methodology set out in the Oslo Manual. This manual contains all the methodological guidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)to measure innovation in companies.

With the revised Oslo Manual (2005), the definition of innovative company is extended. In addition to the companies with technological innovations, that include innovations in products and process, those companies with non-technological innovations, that include organizational and sales innovations, are also considered.

A technological innovation, as defined in this survey, is a new product (good or service) or a slightly improved one introduced to the market, or a new process or a slightly improved one introduced to enterprise.

The statistics provide the number of companies with technological innovation activities accordingto their spending in the different innovative activities (internal and external R&D,the purchase of machinery and equipment, other external knowledge for innovation, training, the introduction of innovations to the market, design and preparation fordistribution/production). They also provide data on the number of companies according to their type of technological innovation (product, process, and product and process), as well as the expense in these innovation activities.

EIN companies are companies with technological innovation in the specific period plus those that have technological innovations in progress or unsuccessful innovations in the same period.

An EIN company is understood to have applied for a patent if it has done so at any of the following offices: Spanish Patents and Brands Office, European Patent Office, United States Patents and Trademark Office, and also the patents in the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

It also provides information on the objectives at which this innovation has been aimed: objectives aimed at products, processes, employment, and other objectives.

A non-technological innovation, such as is defined in this survey, consists of new organisational methods in the internal functioning of the company, of the workplace or in external relations, in addition to the implementation of new commercial strategies or concepts.

With respect to non-technological innovation, statistics provide information on the number of companies according to the types of non-technological innovation as well as the degree of importance of the objectives pursued by these organisational and marketing innovations.

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