Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research program is an annual assessment of national rates of individual entrepreneurial attributes and activity. Initiated in 1999 with 10 countries, it has progressively expanded its coverage and in 2014 conducted comparative assessments of entrepreneurial activity rates in 73 countries.The rising number of participating countries and consistent conceptual framework, surveying tools and applied methodology have contributed to building the biggest database on entrepreneurship in the world.
The Hunter Centre has played a significant role in the international organisation of GEM since 2000 and is responsible for the Country Report for Scotland and, jointly with Aston Business School, the UK Report. During that time, GEM Scotland Reports have covered many special topics including:
- Financing of Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurship, Gender and Age
- Ethnic & Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Scotland
- University Spinouts and Finance for Start-ups
- Home-based Entrepreneurship
- Education and Training for Entrepreneurship
- Social Entrepreneurship
In 2014, more than 206,000 individuals were surveyed across 73 economies and 3936 national experts on entrepreneurship from 73 economies also participated.GEM participant economies represented 72.4% of the world’s population and 90% of the world’s GDP, enabling a unique insight into national features and characteristics associated with entrepreneurial activity.
GEM Scotland 2014 will be launched on the 30th September 2015 at the University of Strathclyde. Shortly after the event the full report and a copy of the presentation, will be available to access here.
To download the latest GEM Global report and special topic reports, please click on this link. GEM UK and Scotland reports are downloadable below.
GEM 2013 - launched summer 2014
GEM 2012 -
GEM 2011 -
GEM 2010 -
GEM 2009 -