Decades of research reveal a strong link between exporting, innovation and productivity.
Across the economy, the OECD estimates that as much as 50 per cent of growth comes from innovation.* And a 2013 study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research found some evidence that “learning by exporting” was a driver of innovation among small and medium enterprises (SMEs).†
As you move into the global marketplace, you have the opportunity to learn from international best practice. That helps you become more innovative and more productive, giving you an enduring competitive edge, both at home and abroad.
The information contained in this special paper looks at six different ways Australian SME exporters are driving growth through innovation, including:
- Product and service innovation
- Delivery innovation
- Business model innovation
- Process innovation
- Marketing innovation, and
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