Why don't plants innovate? Findings from the Survey of Innovation 2005 - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 88-003-X200800110595


The 2005 Survey of Innovation asked non-innovative manufacturing plants why they did not innovate; that is, why they did not introduce a new or significantly improved product or process to the market during the three-year reference period 2002 to 2004. Lack of market demand was the main response. An examination of repondents' other specified reasons shows that some non-innovators may actually be innovative although they do not perceive themselves to be. Innovative and non-innovative plants perceive success factors, such as developing and seeking new markets, in significantly different ways. Non-innovative plants are not expected to be innovative in the near future.

Issue Number: 2008001
Author(s): Anderson, Frances; Schaan, Susan
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