GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor - News Latest news http://www.gemconsortium.org/news?utm_source=zest&utm_medium=rss Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:35:11 +0100 GEM Web App <p> The GEM web app is now online! Primarily designed for smartphone and tablet devices, but accessible on desktop machines too, the app presents GEM findings in a concise and easy-to-digest format. Be sure to browse our country snapshots to find out about entrepreneurship in your country.</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; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://m.gemconsortium.org" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="113" src="/assets/uploads/x1396456450webapp.jpg" width="200" /></a></p> 1 http://www.gemconsortium.org/news/787/gem-web-app?utm_source=zest&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:05:18 +0000 Entrepreneurs Among the Happiest People in the World - the GEM 2013 Global Report <p> (Santiago, Chile) - Entrepreneurs are among the happiest individuals across the globe when it comes to individual well-being and satisfaction with their work conditions according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2013 Global Report.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gemconsortium.org/docs/download/3106" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="347" src="/assets/uploads/x1390398571GEM_2013_Global_Report_Cover.jpg" width="250" /></a></p> <p> The GEM report&rsquo;s special topic, Entrepreneurship and Well-Being, also found that women entrepreneurs from innovation-driven economies showed, on average, higher degrees of personal well-being than their male counterparts.&nbsp;</p> <p> Entrepreneurs worldwide &ndash; at both the established and early-stage phases &ndash; exhibited higher ratings on subjective well-being compared to populations not involved in entrepreneurship activities, suggesting that entrepreneurship could be a good career choice for most.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our idea&rdquo;, said Jos&eacute; Ernesto Amor&oacute;s, report co-author, &ldquo;is to contribute to a better understanding about what influences a population&rsquo;s perceptions about well-being and how that consequently shapes entrepreneurship indicators. One interesting finding is that in all regions, entrepreneurs exhibit relatively higher rates of subjective well-being in comparison to individuals who are not involved in the process of starting a business or owning-managing a business. Another relevant result is that female entrepreneurs&#8230; 1 http://www.gemconsortium.org/news/786/entrepreneurs-among-the-happiest-people-in-the-world---the-gem-2013-global-report?utm_source=zest&utm_medium=rss Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:45:54 +0000 Entrepreneurs In Africa Help Boost Employment and GDP Rates <p> Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is in the midst of an entrepreneurial revolution that is invigorating the region with new opportunities, increased employment and a robust rise in gross domestic product to one of the highest GDP growth rates in the world, according to the 2012 GEM Sub-Saharan African Regional Report, launched this week in Lusaka, Zambia.</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; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gemconsortium.org/docs/download/2909" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="183" src="http://gemdev.s3.amazonaws.com/992cfa717ca2cd61ce9f8a7ac6a9e50e.jpg" width="142" /><br /> </a></p> <p> Africa&rsquo;s real GDP rose by 4,9 percent from 2000 to 2008, more than twice that of the 1980s and 1990s. In 2012, six of the ten economies studied in this region, Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, and Zambia reported GDP growth rates of 5 percent or higher (as high as 8.5 percent for Ethiopia). Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa are becoming less reliant on raw material mineral extraction and agriculture and moving toward high technology innovations. The telecommunications, banking and retail sectors are flourishing. Construction is booming and private investment inflows are surging. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;The entrepreneurial landscape in sub-Saharan Africa is changing rapidly and&#8230; 1 http://www.gemconsortium.org/news/785/entrepreneurs-in-africa-help-boost-employment-and-gdp-rates?utm_source=zest&utm_medium=rss Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:03:24 +0100 Webinar: Closing the Gender Gap and Advancing Women’s Entrepreneurship <p> On Thursday, October 17 at 10 AM USA Eastern Time, Babson&rsquo;s Center for Women&rsquo;s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) and Babson President Kerry Healey host a webinar with the authors of the GEM 2012 Women&rsquo;s Report to discuss theories and tactics for advancing women&#39;s entrepreneurship.<br /> <br /> Participants of this round-table discussion include:<br /> <br /> Dr. Donna J. Kelley, GEM 2012 Women&rsquo;s Report Author and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College<br /> Dr. Candida G. Brush, GEM 2012 Women&rsquo;s Report Author and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College<br /> Dr. Patricia G. Greene, GEM 2012 Women&rsquo;s Report Author and Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College<br /> Dr. Kerry Healey, Moderator and President, Babson College<br /> Dr. Susan Duffy, Executive Director, Center for Women&rsquo;s Entrepreneurial Leadership<br /> <br /> For streaming video and to ask the panel questions, <a href="http://babson.adobeconnect.com/welcome/ " target="_blank">log in to Adobe Connect at the time of the event</a>.&nbsp;More information can be found <a href="https://activedata.babson.edu/EventList.aspx?eventidn=4486&amp;view=EventDetails&amp;information_id=18514" target="_blank">here</a>. </p> <p> <a href="http://gemconsortium.org/docs/download/2825 " target="_blank">Click here to download the GEM 2012 Women&#39;s Report</a></p> 1 http://www.gemconsortium.org/news/784/webinar:-closing-the-gender-gap-and-advancing-women’s-entrepreneurship?utm_source=zest&utm_medium=rss Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:20:33 +0100 Europe’s Young People Fear Business Failure And Lack Of Start-Up Skills <p> Young people in Europe are amongst the least likely in the world to feel positive about starting up a business, according to the GEM / Prince&#39;s Youth Business International report on youth entrepreneurship.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://gemconsortium.org/docs/download/2835" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="282" src="/assets/uploads/x1379934888gemybireport.jpg" width="200" /><br /> </a></p> <p> <br /> EU youngsters scored less favourably than their counterparts in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America when asked about the business climate for start ups in their country, their confidence in their own entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, fear of failure, and whether they see becoming an entrepreneur as a good career choice. <br /> <br /> Just 17.3% of young Europeans believe there are good business opportunities available and that they have the skills and knowledge required to start a business. This compares to 60.0% in Sub-Saharan Africa, 40.0% in Latin America &amp; the Caribbean and 30.0% in the Middle East &amp; North Africa. Asia Pacific &amp; South Asia was the only area to score lower, albeit only marginally at 16.8%. <br /> <br /> Similarly, those aged 18-35 in the EU were much&#8230; 1 http://www.gemconsortium.org/news/783/europe’s-young-people-fear-business-failure-and-lack-of-start-up-skills?utm_source=zest&utm_medium=rss