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Business Operations Survey: 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  20 March 2015
Definitions

About the Business Operations Survey

The Business Operations Survey collects information on the operations of New Zealand businesses. This information is used to quantify business behaviour, capacity, and performance. The survey gives insights into business activities, barriers, and motivations, and effects behind New Zealand business operations.

More definitions

ANZSIC06: Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification System 2006.

Business Frame: a register of all businesses operating in New Zealand.

Credit facilities: refers to access to finance and related charges such as interest rates and fees, and security/collateral requirements.

Debt finance: any finance that the business must repay (eg overdrafts, credit cards, and convertible debt).

Employees: the number of employees is defined by an enterprise's rolling mean employment (RME) count. RME is a 12-month moving average of the monthly employment count (EC) figure. The EC is obtained from tax data.

Enterprise: a business or service entity operating in New Zealand. It can be a company, partnership, trust, estate, incorporated society, producer board, local or central government organisation, voluntary organisation, or self-employed individual.

Equity finance: Equity finance is any finance which is provided in exchange for a share in the ownership of the business.

Research and development (R&D): any activity characterised by originality; it should have investigation as its primary objective, and an outcome of gaining new knowledge, or new or improved materials, products, services, or processes. Includes buying technical knowledge or information abroad. Does not include market research, efficiency studies, or style changes to existing products.

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