Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy
Use of advanced or emerging technologies of enterprise, proportion
Use of advanced or emerging technologies refers to the use of new technologies (equipment and software) that perform a new function or improve some function significantly better than commonly used technologies in the industry or by competitors.
Enterprise refers to the highest level of the Business Register statistical hierarchy. In alignment with the System of National Accounts, it is defined as an institutional unit that directs and controls the allocation of resources relating to its operations, and for which financial statements are maintained from which international transactions, an international investment position and a financial position for the unit can be derived. Enterprises can be corporations, quasi-corporations, institutions, or unincorporated businesses such as sole proprietors or partnerships. For incorporated enterprises, financial statements can be consolidated.
The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements: