Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2010

25 October 2010

GEM began in 1999 involving 10 countries, following a joint initiative between Babson College (USA) and London Business School (UK). Since then, GEM has expanded to currently involve the collaboration of hundreds of researchers in 54 different countries. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report provides an analysis and exploration of the role of entrepreneurship in national economic growth, determining the conditions that foster and hinder entrepreneurial tendencies. Studies currently being undertaken by SPI follow the same approach taken by SPI in its studies of Portugal in 2001, 2004 and 2007 and Angola in 2008. The GEM Portugal Report 2010 is being completed in collaboration with IAPMEI, the Luso-American Development Bank and Banco Espírito Santo; the Azores GEM 2010 is in collaboration with the University of the Azores and the Azores Regional Government; and the GEM Angola 2010 in collaboration with the Universidade Católica de Angola and Banco de Fomento Angola. Previous SPI studies, namely the GEM Angola 2007 and GEM Portugal 2008, are available for consultation on: http://www.spi.pt/en.publicacoes