The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM - www.gemconsortium.org
) project is currently the largest global study, about entrepreneurship that aims to evaluate the entrepreneurial activity, attitudes and aspirations as well as the barriers or conditions that favour entrepreneurship in the participating countries.
The first GEM study took place in 1999, as a joint initiative between Babson College
(USA) and the London Business School
(UK), including the participation of 10 countries. In 2005, these two organizations transferred GEMís intellectual capital to the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA) Ė a non-profit organization managed by representatives from national teams in the two founding organizations and the organizations sponsoring the initiative.
The GEM Angola 2014 study comprised an international benchmarking exercise, that allowed a comparison of the level of entrepreneurship in Angola with different types of economy grouped according to their geographical location and level of development.
The most recent edition of the GEM study includes the participation of 70 countries.