GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor - News Latest news Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:00:36 +0000 Entrepreneurship Rebounds Globally in 2014: GEM 2014 Global Report <p> High levels of entrepreneurial optimism, ambition and innovation are vital to advancing economies according to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2014 Global Report, launched today at the Tecnol&oacute;gico de Monterrey, Mexico.</p> <p> The report also finds that entrepreneurship worldwide has recovered from The Great Recession.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="213" src="/assets/uploads/x14229815601.jpg" width="150" /><br /> </a></p> <p> African economies showed the highest ability to perceive and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities with little fear of failure. In contrast, European Union nations are less optimistic, see fewer opportunities and are more uncertain about their skills in acting entrepreneurially.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Ambitious Entrepreneurship has a powerful impact on economic development through job creation and its incentive to innovate and build international marketplaces,&rdquo; said Slavica Singer, GEM&rsquo;s lead author from J.J. Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia.<br /> The GEM report&rsquo;s special topic, Youth and Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa, also found that Africa&rsquo;s boom in youth entrepreneurship is expanding globally. GEM&rsquo;s full special topic report will be available this April.&nbsp;</p> 1 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:40:53 +0000 GEM 2015 Annual Meeting / 2014 Global Report Launch at Tecnologico de Monterrey <p> From Sunday 1st - Thursday 5th February, the GEM community will gather for its Annual Meeting, which this year will be held at the home of our Mexican team, the&nbsp;<strong>Tecnol&oacute;gico de Monterrey</strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p> The meeting is an opportunity for GEM members to discuss the research and plan the data collection for the year to come. Around 60 countries will be represented at this year&#39;s event.&nbsp;</p> <p> Coinciding with the meeting, the GEM 2014 Global Report will be launched on <strong>Tuesday 3rd February</strong>. The launch event will feature a keynote address from&nbsp;<strong>Enrique Jacob Rocha</strong>, President of the Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor and Deputy Secretary of Economy for Entrepreneurship and SMES.</p> <p> Please check back here on Tuesday to download the report!</p> 1 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:30:52 +0000 Women Entrepreneurs in Ecosystems: Diana International Research Conference 2015 <p> <img alt="" height="214" src="" width="178" /></p> <p> <strong>Babson College, Wellesley, MA, June 8-9, 2015</strong></p> <p> <strong>*Submission Deadline Extended to Dec. 31, 2014*</strong></p> <p> Established in 1999 by Professors Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Greene and Hart - in partnership with ESBRI, Stockholm - the Diana Research Project has led the research agenda in women&rsquo;s entrepreneurship across continents, cultures and contexts. </p> <p> Over the years, Diana conferences have brought together scholars from 16 different countries worldwide, providing a platform to share a global research agenda dedicated to asking and answering questions about women entrepreneurs and their growth-oriented businesses. </p> <p> For the first time, the 8th Diana International Conference will be held in the US at Babson College. This conference will be hosted by Professor Candida Brush, Professor Patricia Greene and Professor Susan Duffy, co-chairs of the event. <br /> <br /> We invite papers that broadly fit with the overarching theme of impact, and seek contributions based on rigorous research that explores the impact of women&rsquo;s entrepreneurship in ecosystems, as well as the influences of ecosystem factors on women entrepreneurs. Papers exploring all levels of ecosystems, the macro, meso or micro levels, as well as ecosystem factors including resources, culture,&#8230; 1 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:37:00 +0000 GEM Vietnam Launches Annual Business Index <p> The GEM team at the&nbsp;Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently launched an &#39;Annual Business Index&#39; for the country based on information from the GEM National Experts Survey.</p> <p> The results highlight two major challenges in enhancing entrepreneurship in the country: improving access to credit and aligning technical and vocational education with the needs of the private sector.</p> <p> See the video below for more information.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//" width="440"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="284" src="/assets/uploads/x1415615680Untitled.jpg" width="200" /><br /> </a></p> 1 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:04:18 +0100 GEM Chile National Report Launch <img src="" alt="" width="250" height="150" class=""/><br/><p> The 11th version of GEM Chile Report was presented by the Minister of Economy, Luis Felipe C&eacute;spedes.</p> <p> The report prepared by the Universidad del Desarrollo, School of Business and Economics -released on 5th June, was commented by the Minister of Economy, Luis Felipe C&eacute;spedes, who referred to the policies of the new government in favour of entrepreneurship.</p> <p> According to the study, Chile has excelled in areas related to public policies and programs for entrepreneurship and in this sense, is above the average of OECD countries. In this regard, Jos&eacute; Ernesto Amor&oacute;s, Director of GEM Project Chile, said - &quot; in recent years has consolidated a series of public programs that have aimed to strengthen the development of an important entrepreneurial ecosystem in&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">Chile. This joined with our society increasingly valuation to the entrepreneurs and their activities.&quot;</span></p> <p> One of the main figures estimated according to GEM&acute;s methodology for the 2013 is that in Chile 24.3 % of the adult population between 18 and 64 years is considered an early-stage entrepreneur and 11.6% an established one. --&quot;These data demonstrate that entrepreneurial activity in our country continues rising&quot;-- Amor&oacute;s said.</p> <p> With regard to the entrepreneur&rsquo;s motivations, the&#8230; 1