GUESS:  Global University Entrepreneurial Students Survey

GUESS started in 2003 and is a large, global research project about student entrepreneurship. Currently it surveys students in over 50 countries and produces country reports.

GEM: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

“The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is the world’s foremost study of entrepreneurship.

Through a vast, centrally coordinated, internationally executed data collection effort, GEM is able to provide high quality information, comprehensive reports and interesting stories, which greatly enhance the understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon – but it is more than that. It is also an ever-growing community of believers in the transformative benefits of entrepreneurship.

GEM is a trusted resource on entrepreneurship for key international organizations like the United Nations, World Economic Forum, World Bank, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), providing custom datasets, special reports and expert opinion.

These important bodies leverage GEM’s rich data, tried-and-tested methodology and network of local experts to promote evidence-based policies towards entrepreneurship around the world.

In numbers, GEM is:

  • 20 years of data
  • 200,000+ interviews a year, 20 years of data
  • 100+ economies
  • 500+ specialists in entrepreneurship
  • 300+ academic and research institutions
  • 200+ funding institutions

In each economy, GEM looks at two elements:

  1. The entrepreneurial behavior and attitudes of individuals
  2. The national context and how that impacts entrepreneurship

The information gained, carefully analyzed by local GEM researchers, allows a deep understanding of the environment for entrepreneurship and provides valuable insights. 

GEM began in 1999 as a joint project between Babson College (USA) and London Business School (UK). The aim was to consider why some countries are more ‘entrepreneurial’ than others. 20 years on, GEM is the richest resource of information on the subject, publishing a range of global, national and ‘special topic’ reports on an annual basis.”

Papers and Publications of Interest

Regional Dealmakers in Place

What Makes Student Entrepreneurs