Special Report on Social Entrepreneurship has been published by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)

21 June 2016


The GEM Study is the biggest ongoing study of entrepreneurship dynamics in the world. It began in 1999 as a joint project between Babson College (USA) and London Business School (UK).

SPI provides the GEM study in Portugal (which has been ongoing since 2001) and Angola (since 2008). The GEM Portugal and GEM Angola reports are available here.

The aim of the GEM is to consider why some countries are more 'entrepreneurial' than others. GEM is now the richest resource of information on the subject, publishing a range of global, national and “special topic” reports on an annual basis.

The Special Report on Social Entrepreneurship is the largest comparative study of social entrepreneurship in the world, based on interviews with 167,793 adults in 58 economies in 2015, and is co-authored by Niels Bosma (Utrecht University), Thomas Schøtt (University of Southern Denmark), Siri Terjesen (American University and Norwegian School of Economics), and Penny Kew (GEM South Africa).

The Social Entrepreneurship Report can be accessed via the following link: http://gemconsortium.org/report/49542