Appendix table 35. Factors hampering product and process innovation activities in human health and social work activities, 2008–2010, importance of factors, share of enterprises with innovation activities

Industry Hampering factor Degree of importance
High Medium Low Not relevant
% % % %
Human health and social work activities Lack of funds within your enterprise or group 19,6 45,0 13,2 22,2
Lack of finance from sources outside your enterprise 17,0 35,6 13,6 33,8
Innovation costs too high 22,7 28,0 22,5 26,8
Lack of qualified personnel 6,9 29,7 37,5 25,8
Lack of information on technology 4,4 27,1 32,8 35,7
Lack of information on markets 3,7 23,6 31,8 40,8
Difficulty in finding cooperation partners for innovation 3,8 25,2 39,8 31,2
Market dominated by established enterprises 1,2 23,5 35,8 39,4
Uncertain demand for innovative goods or services 10,7 27,0 30,7 31,5
No need due to prior innovations by your enter-prise 8,9 16,6 33,7 40,8
No need because of no demand for innovations 4,8 25,0 27,0 43,2

Source: Innovation 2010, Statistics Finland

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Updated 7.6.2012

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