Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2000 UK Executive Report

  • Tsorbatzoglou, K., Hay, M., Reynolds, P. D., Bygrave, W. D. (2000). (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor)
  • Abstract: The first GEM report, published in July 1999, encompassed the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) plus Denmark, Finland and Israel. This year coverage has been extended to include Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, India, Ireland, South Korea, Norway, Singapore, Spain and Sweden, bringing the total to 21 countries. Eight out of 15 EU members have been involved in GEM 2000. From the outset, GEM has been designed as a long-term large-scale enterprise which should, within the next two to three years, expand to include a total of 40 countries. That a relationship exists and, more particularly, that there exists a causal connection between entrepreneurship and economic growth and prosperity has been widely assumed. But remarkably little is known about the nature of this relationship, its strength and manner of operation. While economic growth may be encouraged by entrepreneurship, there is a lack of understanding about how this occurs and what factors shape the process. GEM aims to shed light on this. It does so by bringing together the world’s best scholars in entrepreneurship, working in teams in each of the 21 participating countries. Together, these national teams assemble three sets of data: (a) specially designed surveys of the adult population in each GEM country; (b) in-depth interviews with experts on entrepreneurship in each country; (c) a wide selection of national data from a variety of sources, such as the World Bank and the IMF. For GEM 2000 more than 42,000 individuals were surveyed and 800 experts interviewed around the world. In the UK, 2,000 individuals were surveyed and 36 national experts were interviewed. In addition, the two regional GEM teams for Scotland and Wales have undertaken two separate studies investigating the same relationship between entrepreneurship and growth on a regional level. View external link »
  • Theme: Perceptions and attitudes
  • Keywords: entrepreneurial attitudes; entrepreneurial activity; entrepreneurial aspirations
  • Reference type: Report
  • Geographic location: United Kingdom
  • Quality: Annual Report by GEM using their own survey
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