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Results of the 2009 Survey of Innovation Activities (SIA)


  • Aldaba, Rafaelita M.
  • Albert, Jose Ramon G.
  • Quimba, Francis Mark A.
  • Yasay, Donald


In this paper, results of the 2009 Survey of Innovation Activities are described and discussed. The term innovation, traditionally associated with research and development, has evolved to mean the implementation of new or significantly improved goods and services, production process, marketing, or organizational methods in a firm. Innovation data gathered in the survey help better understand innovation and its relation to economic growth, and provide indicators for benchmarking national performance. Results of the survey suggest that more than half of sampled firms are innovators, with larger firms innovating more than smaller ones. Firms vary in innovation activity by study areas. Effects of innovation are largely customer-driven. Firms suggest cost factors to be the most important barrier to innovation. Government support is found to be limited, particularly for product innovations, to medium-sized firms. Knowledge and cooperation networks for innovation are rather weak. Firms do not access technical assistance from the government and research institutions. Cooperation is also low between the establishments and academe. Firms tend to cooperate more with establishments within their enterprise, their customers and suppliers. The results point to the need to articulate the innovation strategy to firms, and to improve information dissemination on programs available to assist firms. Networking, linkages, and collaboration among the government, industry associations, and universities and research institutions must be also be further enhanced.

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  • Aldaba, Rafaelita M. & Albert, Jose Ramon G. & Quimba, Francis Mark A. & Yasay, Donald, 2011. "Results of the 2009 Survey of Innovation Activities (SIA)," Discussion Papers DP 2011-15, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2011-15

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    1. Aldaba, Rafaelita M., 2008. "Globalization and the Need for Strategic Government-Industry Cooperation in the Philippine Automotive Industry," Discussion Papers DP 2008-21, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    2. Rafaelita M. Aldaba, 2007. "Assessing the Competitiveness of the Philippine Auto Parts Industry," Microeconomics Working Papers 22163, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    3. Aldaba, Rafaelita M., 1997. "Micro Studies: The Philippine Car Assembly Sector," Discussion Papers DP 1997-21, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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    Digital Economy; innovation; Philippines; process innovation; small and medium enterprises (SMEs); documentary stamp tax; stock market transactions; tax elasticity; product innovation; organizational innovation; marketing innovation;

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