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Anglo-Saxon countries outperform EU in entrepreneurship

Anglo-Saxon countries outperform all other countries in all entrepreneurial dimensions – entrepreneurship rate, new business ownership, women’s entrepreneurship and future potential entrepreneurs according to the new report “The entrepreneurial challenge – A comparative study of entrepreneurial dynamics in China, Europe and the US” from Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, based on GEM Global Report 2015/16. The authors emphasize four policy areas that are particularly important for early-stage entrepreneurship; supply of skills, access to finance, regulations, fear of failure and taxes.

The Swedish GEM team 2016

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 63 in 2016. The last survey covered ca 70 percent of the world population and 90 percent of global GDP.


GEM_team2016From left to right the Swedish GEM team 2015: Pontus Braunerhjelm, professor and team leader, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Carin Holmquist, professor Stockholm Scool of Economics, Johan P Larsson, PhD, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Ylva Skoogberg Project Manager Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, and Per Thulin, PhD, Royal Institute of Technology and Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum


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