Report and statistical data

Research on entrepreneurship (GEM Survey)

About GEM Survey

GEM, short for “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor”, is the research conducted by the project team comprised of entrepreneurship researchers from U.S. Babson College and London Business School that aims to “understand the actual conditions of exact entrepreneurial activity”, “attempt comparing all countries”, and to “understand the entrepreneurial impact on the national economy.”

Entrepreneurial activity rate in each country (TEA)

With VEC cooperating with the researchers of the country, Japan has been participating in the survey since its launch in 1999.

In the survey of 2012, 69 countries (the results from India and Jamaica are not included) participated. The survey result prominently showed the low level of entrepreneurship attitudes of our country, calling for the need to increased public awareness of the topic.


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