The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) provides an annual assessment of the entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes of individuals across a wide range of countries. GEM is the largest on-going study of entrepreneurial dynamics in the world. Initiated in 1999 as a partnership between London Business School and Babson College, the first study covered 10 countries. GEM 2016 is now conducting annual research in over 70 countries.
The aims of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) are
- An annual assessment of the levels of entrepreneurial activity across countries,
- An identification of the influencing factors,
- To inform policy in the area.
One of the unique features of GEM is the facility which it provides to compare countries with each other across a range of variables pertinent to entrepreneurship. This is made possible as the research is carried out in exactly the same way in each country and is coordinated by the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA) based in Babson College in the United States.
To visit the international GEM site, please click here.