Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum is the Swedish partner of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), the largest global research venture on entrepreneurial activity.
Since 2010, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum has published an annual Swedish report based on survey and interview data. The global project was started in 1999 and has grown from including 10 countries to 71 in 2013. The survey covers 75 per cent of the world population. In the 2012 report it was highlighted that swedes rank among the highest for intrapreneurship, i e entrepreneurial employee activity, among the surveyed countries.
The Swedish GEM team 2015
From left to right the Swedish GEM team 2015: Pontus Braunerhjelm, professor and team leader, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Carin Holmquist, professor Stockholm Scool of Economics, Lisa Silver, Project Manager Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, and Per Thulin, PhD, Royal Institute of Technology and Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum.
The latest national report can be found here Entreprenörskap i Sverige – Nationell rapport 2013 (in Swedish) and the latest global report can be found here – GEM 2014 Global Report. In the last couple of years, media interest for the report has developed in a very positive direction and the reports are downloaded by the thousands. In addition, more researchers work with the data and an increasing number of academic articles based on GEM data are published in academic journals.
Several international organisations are showing an increased interest in entrepreneurship surveys and focus is transferred from aid to business creation (for example UNCTAD, UNIDO among others).
For more information about GEM please visit: www.gemconsortium.org
Download GEM Global Reports (.pdf)