Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Data Collection Design and Implementation 1998-2003

Posted: 18 Nov 2009

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Erkko Autio

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Steve Hunt

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Natalie De Bono

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Isabel Servais

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Paloma Lopez-Garcia

European Central Bank (ECB)

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) programfocuses on entrepreneurship and the impact it has on a nation's economic growthand employment opportunities.The process through which GEM was created isdescribed, including details regarding data collection. For the GEM, entrepreneurs are defined "as adults in the process ofsetting up a business they will (partly) own and or currently owning andmanaging and operating young business" (p. 209).The initial effortsat gathering small collections of information then widened to include surveysof entire countries and resulted in the creation of the EntrepreneurialResearch Consortium (ERC) and the U.S. Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics(PSED).Although similar to PSED, the GEM project seeks data to determinethe prevalence of entrepreneurial activity at single points in time, ratherthan longitudinally. Detailed explanations are provided regarding the survey and interviewmethods, survey components, screening criteria, measures of entrepreneurialactivity, and issues of reliability regarding entrepreneurialactivity.The perspectives of national experts regarding the criteria forGEM inclusion are discussed. Considerations for future studies arepresented. (AKP)

Keywords: Nations, Entrepreneurial Research Consortium, Entrepreneurial activity, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), Global economy, Measurement techniques, Methodologies, Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED), Program evaluation, Surveys, Datasets, Economic development

Suggested Citation

Autio, Erkko and Hunt, Steve and De Bono, Natalie and Servais, Isabel and Lopez-Garcia, Paloma, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Data Collection Design and Implementation 1998-2003 (2005). Small Business Economics, Vol. 24, Issue 3, p. 205-231 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1508272

Erkko Autio

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Steve Hunt

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Natalie De Bono

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Isabel Servais

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Paloma Lopez-Garcia

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main, 60314
Germany

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