Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

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About the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor program


The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research program is an annual assessment of the national level of entrepreneurial activity. Started as a partnership between London Business School and Babson College, it was initiated in 1999 with 10 countries, expanded to 21 in the year 2000, with 29 countries in 2001 and 37 countries in 2002. GEM 2007 conducted research in 42 countries. The research program, based on a harmonized assessment of the level of national entrepreneurial activity for all participating countries, involves exploration of the role of entrepreneurship in national economic growth. Systematic differences continue, with few highly entrepreneurial countries reflecting low economic growth. There is, further, a wealth of national features and characteristics associated with entrepreneurial activity.

Those new to the research program will find global comparisons, national reports, and special topic reports based on the annual data collection cycle. This material can be downloaded after a few simple items of personal background are provided. Over 120 scholars and researchers are actively participating in the GEM project; those with user names and passwords will have access to the interview schedules, data collection procedures, and other details required for systematic analysis.

In 2005 the National Teams, London Business School and Babson College as a consortium, established an independent, not-for-profit company called the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA) to oversee the operations of GEM. GERA now owns the GEM brand.

The Datasets

·Individual Country Adult Population Survey Data. (n = respondent, each country) ·Consolidated Adult Population Survey Data for all Countries. (n = respondent, all countries) ·Individual Country Expert Questionnaire Data (n = respondent, each country) ·Consolidated Country Expert Questionnaire Data (n = respondent, all countries) ·Individual Country Expert Face to Face Interview Summaries (n = respondent, each country) ·Consolidated Country Expert Face-to-Face Interview Summaries. (n = respondent, all countries) ·GEM Master Data File (n = country, all countries)

You can access the datasets here: