GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONITOR 2002 Wales Executive Report

  • Brooksbank, D., Jones-Evans, D. (2002). (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor)
  • Abstract: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project was created in 1997 as a joint initiative between Babson College - the leading centre for entrepreneurship in the United States - and London Business School. The principal aim of GEM is to bring together the world's best entrepreneurship scholars to explore and understand entrepreneurship and its link to economic growth. ● This is the third year that Wales has taken part in the study, along with thirty-eight other nations around the World (including Scotland). In addition, London Business School also prepared a report for Northern Ireland in 2002 because a separate adult population survey was undertaken there.The results for the separate region of Northern Ireland are not reported as part of the calculations below, although theirs, along with all national reports, can be downloaded from the GEM website at www.gemconsortium.org.The primary data for the study of Wales was collected from an adult population survey of 2000 individuals, together with 36 interviews with Welsh experts on entrepreneurship. ● In Wales, the GEM research project is headed by Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, Director of the Centre for Enterprise and Regional Development at the University of Wales Bangor. His co-researcher on the project is Professor David Brooksbank, Director of the Welsh Enterprise Institute at the University of Glamorgan. Both individuals are actively involved in the development of entrepreneurship research within Wales, being responsible for undertaking detailed studies supporting initiatives such as the Entrepreneurship Action Plan for Wales, Enterprise College, Enterprise Club,Wales Fast Growth Fifty initiative and the Wales Spin-Out Programme.The Welsh GEM research has been supported financially by the Welsh Development Agency, and will help inform the future development of the Entrepreneurship Action Plan for Wales. ● The GEM project is an annual research event that will, over time, build up a longitudinal international database to inform policy-makers, academics and practitioners of the relevance of entrepreneurial activity to economic development.The opportunity to benchmark Wales against the major economies of the World is to be welcomed, giving us the opportunity to improve our understanding of entrepreneurship in a Welsh context, and to participate in the leading forum for policy debate on entrepreneurship globally. View external link »
  • Theme: Perceptions and attitudes
  • Keywords: entrepreneurial attitudes; entrepreneurial activity; entrepreneurial aspirations
  • Reference type: Report
  • Geographic location: Wales
  • Quality: Annual Report by GEM
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