SPI authors provide chapter in new “Handbook of Entrepreneurship Education in the Portuguese Context”

04 June 2013

The “Handbook of Entrepreneurship Education in the Portuguese Context” was launched at the Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD – Luso-American Development Foundation) on 23 May 2013 in Lisbon. 

The book, edited by Dana T. Redford, President of the Plataforma para a Educação do Empreendedorismo em Portugal (Platform for Entrepreneurship Education in Portugal) is regarded as an essential book for the future of entrepreneurship in Portugal. 

The SPI authors – Nuno Gonçalves, Douglas Thompson, Augusto Medina and Luís Mira Amaral – provided the chapter: “The Relevance of Education for Entrepreneurship in Portugal – Results from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)”. The chapter uses the 2001-2011 results from the GEM Portugal project, operated by SPI and ISCTE-IUL, to assess the relationship between education and entrepreneurship in the country. 

GEM is the largest ongoing study of entrepreneurial dynamics in the world. Initiated in 1999 as a partnership between London Business School (UK) and Babson College (USA), nearly 100 countries from every corner of the globe have now participated in the project. In 2011, the project had an estimated global budget of nearly USD $9 million.