Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Scotland 2000

  • Levie, J., Steele, L. (2000). (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor )
  • Abstract: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is a unique, international project. Its central aim is to understand the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth. Entrepreneurship is defined as: “any attempt to create a new business enterprise or to expand an existing business, by an individual, a team of individuals or an established business”. GEM was established in September 1997 as a joint research initiative led by London Business School and Babson College. The central aim was to bring together the world’s best scholars in entrepreneurship to study the complex relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth. In 1999, the project’s feasibility was demonstrated in a pilot study of 10 nation states: the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United States and United Kingdom) and Denmark, Finland and Israel. GEM2000 added 11 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, India, Ireland, Korea, Norway, Singapore, Spain and Sweden. In addition, parallel GEM studies were conducted in Scotland and Wales, using exactly the same methodology. GEM2000 also employed larger samples in each country, enhanced research methods and added a new dimension – an assessment of the role of venture capital in each country. The study focuses on three fundamental questions: Does the level of entrepreneurial activity vary between countries and, if so, by how much? Does the level of entrepreneurial activity affect a country’s rate of economic growth and prosperity? What makes a country entrepreneurial? View external link »
  • Theme: Perceptions and attitudes
  • Keywords: entrepreneurial attitudes; entrepreneurial activity; entrepreneurial aspirations
  • Reference type: Report
  • Geographic location: Scotland
  • Quality: Annual Report by GEM
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