Definition: Innovation-active firm

R & D - Oslo Manual

An innovation-active firm is engaged at some time during the observation period in one or more activities to develop or implement new or improved products or business processes for an intended use. Both innovative and non-innovative firms can be innovation-active during an observation period (Source: Oslo Manual 2018).

An innovation-active firm is one that has had innovation activities during the period under review, including those with ongoing and abandoned activities (Source: Oslo Manual 2005).
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), "Oslo Manual 2018: Guidelines for Collecting, Reporting and Using Data on Innovation", Fourth Edition, Paris, 2018

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