08 Jul

Introduction to GEM

GEM map

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor began in 1999 as a joint project between Babson College (USA) and London Business School (UK).

GEM is the largest regular study of the dynamics of the entrepreneurship, whose data and analyses are used by international, regional and national organisations including the European Commission.  GEM is the richest resource of information on the subject, publishing a range of global, national and ‘special topic’ reports on an annual basis.

Initially GEM conducted its first surveys in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany,France, Israel, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and USA. Since then a lot has been achieved.

In numbers, GEM is:

  • 16 years of data
  • 200,000+ interviews a year
  • 100+ countries over the years
  • 500+ specialists in entrepreneurship research
  • 300+ leading academic and research institutions
  • 200+ funding institutions
  • 75% of the world population
  • 90% of the world GDP

From 2015 Bulgaria is member of the GEM Consortium. GEM Bulgaria has already conducted its first Adult Population Survey and the National Experts Survey, in 2016 the data will be included in the GEM Global report and GEM will publish its first ever National report for Bulgaria.

Annual survey