The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project is currently the largest study about entrepreneurship in the world.
GEM aims to evaluate the entrepreneurial activity, attitudes and aspirations as well as the conditions that favour or block 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 Portugal 2016 report marks the tenth edition of the study, analyzing the entrepreneurial dynamics in Portugal between the years of 2014 and 2016.
The most recent edition of the GEM study includes the participation of 64 countries.