The entrepreneurship activity of a country is hard to see at ground level, but GEM looks from the top down. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is the largest and longest-standing globally focused entrepreneurship research. The results of GEM data analysis are used as a key benchmarking indicator by a number of authorities across the world. The GEM 2007 Executive Report has been summarized by the Global Small Business Blog, managed by WPO Facilitator Laurel Delaney.
These questions include “How is it possible for low-income countries to exhibit such high rates of early-stage entrepreneurial activity? If you could lump it into one thing, what is the single greatest factor that keeps an individual in any part of the world from starting a business? What’s the one thing that entices them to get them started? And, based on the GEM 2007 Executive Report findings, what does the future hold for global entrepreneurs?”