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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)


Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, GEM is an annual assessment of the national level of entrepreneurial activity. Russia has been part of the project since 2006.

GEM is an association of universities, business schools and research centers in almost 40 countries around the world for collection and sharing of information on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship activity. Today almost all countries of Europe, America and Asia participate in this non-profit project. GEM was established by such well-known organizations in the field of entrepreneurship research as London Business School (Great Britain) and Babson College (USA).

GEM is based on the assessment of the level of national entrepreneurial activity for all involved parties and includes the study of the role of entrepreneurship in the economic development of participating countries. The project focuses on three main tasks:

  • To measure differences in the level of early stage entrepreneurial activity between countries
  • To uncover factors determining the levels of entrepreneurial activity
  • To identify policies that may enhance the level of entrepreneurial activity

The uniqueness of such monitoring is a cross-cultural approach to understanding of entrepreneurship in different countries, providing of information and measuring of business activity in the global context.

GEM project helps to raise the awareness of the authorities in matters of entrepreneurship and to adjust their policies regarding the development of entrepreneurship in many countries of the world. In particular, it influences decision-making on such issues as regional development, education, innovation policy, financing of small and medium-sized businesses, reducing administrative barriers to entrepreneurship, etc.

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GEM Russia team:


Dr. Olga R. Verkhovskaya

GEM Russia team leader

+7 (812) 323 84 64



Maria V. Dzhelepova



Ekaterina Aleksandrova



National Reports:


Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Russia 2009 (pdf, 2,6 Mb) in English


Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Russia 2008 (pdf, 1,3 Mb) in English


Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Russia 2007 (pdf, 1,89 Mb) in Russian


Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Russia 2006 (pdf, 1,15 Mb) in Russian