The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is the largest ongoing study of entrepreneurial dynamics in the world.
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project is an annual assessment of the entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes of individuals across a wide range of countries. Initiated in 1999 as a partnership between London Business School and Babson College, the first study covered 10 countries (Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, UK, USA); since then over 100 ‘National Teams’ from every corner of the globe have participated in the project, which continues to grow annually. The network of National Teams is home to over 500 experts in entrepreneurship research; the project has an estimated global budget of nearly USD $9 million.
GEM explores the role of entrepreneurship in national economic growth, unveiling detailed national features and characteristics associated with entrepreneurial activity. The data collected is ‘harmonized’ by a central team of experts, guaranteeing its quality and facilitating cross-national comparisons.
The program has three main objectives: