What is GEM?
Entrepreneurship Monitor is the world's foremost study of entrepreneurship.
Through a vast, centrally coordinated, internationally
executed data collection effort, GEM is able to provide high quality information,
comprehensive reports and interesting stories, which greatly enhance the
understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon - but it is more than that. It
is also an ever-growing community of believers in the transformative benefits
GEM is a trusted resource on entrepreneurship for key international organisations like the United Nations, World Economic Forum, World Bank, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), providing custom datasets, special reports and expert opinion.
These important bodies leverage GEM's rich data, tried-and-tested methodology and network of local experts to promote evidence-based policies towards entrepreneurship around the world.
In numbers, GEM is:
- 18 years of data
- 200,000+ interviews a year
- 100+ countries
- 500+ specialists in entrepreneurship research
- 300+ academic and research institutions
In each economy, GEM looks at two elements:
- The entrepreneurial behaviour and attitudes of individuals
- The national context and how that impacts entrepreneurship
The information gained, carefully analysed by
local GEM researchers, allows a deep
understanding of the environment for entrepreneurship and provides valuable
GEM began in 1999 as a joint project between
Babson College (USA) and London Business School (UK). The aim was to consider
why some countries are more 'entrepreneurial' than others. 17 years on, GEM is
the richest resource of information on the subject, publishing a range of
global, national and 'special topic' reports on an annual basis.
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