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Special Issue on: "Research on Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data"


Guest Editors:
Bjørn Willy Åmo, Bodø Graduate School of Business, Norway
Niels Bosma, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


This special issue focuses upon novel ways to utilise the rich dataset which the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project offers entrepreneurship researchers. GEM started in 1999 examining conditions for entrepreneurship in 10 countries. Over 60 countries have participated in this yearly examination since then and the 2008 investigation include 43 countries. GEM measures conditions for entrepreneurship, its manifestations and some conditions for entrepreneurship among a representative cohort of the population. This allows investigations of entrepreneurship in numerous ways. The GEM website (www.gemconsortium.org) list some articles already published using GEM data, and it provides GEM raw data from 1999 to 2004 that everyone could use. The interested researcher can access younger data by linking to GEM researchers (contact information to be found at GEM’s homepage).

By inviting research exploring and approaching GEM data in novel ways, we expect the GEM project to evolve and gain increased momentum by the agendas developed in this special issue.

Subject Coverage
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Comparing conditions for entrepreneurship among countries
  • Investigating changing conditions for entrepreneurship over time
  • Regional differences
  • Institutional structures, human and social capital facilitating or blocking entrepreneurship
  • Longitudinal studies following the same respondents over time
  • Investigations linking GEM data to other data sources
  • Links between the individual level (the entrepreneur) and society (i.e. growth in GDP)
  • Arrangement for funding the entrepreneurial venture, business angles
  • Nascent entrepreneurship and business ownership
  • Corporate entrepreneurship and independent start-up
  • Gender or ethnicity issues
  • Start-up strategies (i.e. level of export, innovation, size or industry)
  • Data quality issues

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page


Important Dates

First paper submission deadline: 30 September, 2009 (extended)

Notification of acceptance for second review process: 15 November, 2009

Submission of reworked papers: 15 February, 2010

Notification of final acceptance: 15 April, 2010