Innovations in enterprises
Data on innovations in enterprises are used to calculate number of innovation-active enterprises, their share in number of active enterprises, number of innovation-active enterprises by economic activity, turnover of and number of employees in innovation-active enterprises, number and share of innovation-active enterprises by main type of innovation, as well as total expenditure on innovations.
Concepts and definitions
Enterprise has had innovation activities during the period under review, including ongoing and abandoned activities regardless of whether the activity resulted in the implementation of an innovation, is innovation-active.
Implementation of a new organisational method in the enterprise’s business practices, workplace organisation or external relations.
Implementation of a new marketing method involving significant changes in product design or packing, product placement, product promotion or pricing.
Data collection and statistical processing
Survey method and data source
Community Innovation Survey in Latvia is conducted basing on common Eurostat methodology and is sample survey.
Data source used to acquire the data is survey on innovations in enterprises (Community Innovation Survey questionnaire (2-innovations)).
Target population of the survey covers all economically active statistical units at the moment when the sample is built – merchants (individual merchants and commercial companies) with 10 employees or more, and market activity enterprises in the NACE Rev. 2 sections B, C, D, E, H, J, K and in the NACE Rev. 2 division 46 and divisions 71, 72 and 73 are to be covered.
At the moment when sample is built, the sample frame includes all statistical units meeting the description of the target population. Sample frame was built with the help of Statistical Business Register information. Sample size was set by using Neyman's optimal allocation. The sample was built as stratified simple random sampling.
Number of respondents in the Community Innovation Survey:
|Economically active enterprises|
Information on respondents included in the business sector sample is extrapolated by using weight given to each sample unit.
Estimation calculations are based on the Horvitz-Thompson estimator.
Contact person on methodology
Enterprise Structural Innovation Statistics Section