• NAME OF RESEARCH

    Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2014

  • NAME OF AUTHOR

    GIZ, Caucasus University

  • CATEGORY

    Entrepreneurship & SME

  • YEAR

    2014-05-02

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The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research programme was initiated in 1997, with the purpose of exploring and assessing the role of entrepreneurship in national economic growth, through the creation of relevant cross-national harmonised data sets on an annual basis. GEM recognises and takes into account the roles played by new and small businesses in national economies. In its attempt to facilitate understanding of the relationship between entrepreneurial activity and economic growth, GEM has the following objectives: 

  • to allow for comparison of levels of entrepreneurial activity between different countries; 
  • to determine the extent to which entrepreneurial activity influences economic growth within individual countries; 
  • to identify factors which encourage and/or hinder entrepreneurial activities; 
  • to guide the formulation of effective and targeted policies aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship.