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Start up of Business Performance Division


Start up of Business Performance Division

In response to the Growth and Innovation Framework released by the New Zealand Government, Statistics New Zealand has started up a new Business Performance Division.

A strategy paper for public comment and discussion about how Statistics New Zealand can inform the community about measuring business performance was released on 26 March 2004.

This paper will be available later in April 2004 from the Statistics New Zealand website at www.stats.govt.nz. Released today is a newsletter about the activities of the Business Performance Division.

This newsletter aims to inform the wider community of new developments in measuring business performance. Currently the areas of interest for the Business Performance Division are:

Innovation
Biotechnology
Business financing, and
Information technology.

On Friday 16 April 2004, Statistics New Zealand will release results from the Innovation Survey 2003. The purpose of this survey was to provide the government and community with information on the characteristics of innovative businesses in the New Zealand economy. A more detailed research report will be released in July 2004.

A Hot Off The Press release "Information Technology Supply Survey: 2003 financial year" will be published on Tuesday 20 April 2004.

Brian Pink

Government Statistician

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