The Use of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data in Academic Research : A Critical Inventory and Future Potentials

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract We systematically review all 109 empirical, peer-reviewed journal articles which are based on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor's (GEM) adult population survey data. GEM has become a major database for internationally comparative entrepreneurship research because it is unique and allows investigating research questions that could not have been addressed before. Our research objectives are threefold: First, we analyse how researchers currently use GEM data in empirical academic research. To do so we apply an analysing framework that includes data source, level of analysis, variables, methods, measurement schemes, and analytical procedures. Second, we identify best practices and problematic fields of application. Third, we develop suggestions for the future design and use of GEM data. We distinguish between implications for researchers working with existing GEM data and implications for people responsible for the collec-tion of new GEM data, i.e. the national GEM teams and the coordination team.
Authors Bergmann, Heiko; Müller, Susan & Schrettle, Thomas
Journal or Publication Title International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing
Language English
Keywords Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; GEM; entrepreneurial activity; empirical research
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 2014
Publisher Inderscience Enterprises
Place of Publication Genève
Volume 6
Number 3
Page Range 242-276
Number of Pages 35
ISSN 1742-5360
ISSN-Digital 1742-5379
Publisher DOI
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Heiko Bergmann
Date Deposited 19 Nov 2012 14:26
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:14


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Bergmann, Heiko; Müller, Susan & Schrettle, Thomas (2014) The Use of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data in Academic Research : A Critical Inventory and Future Potentials. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 6 (3). 242-276. ISSN 1742-5360

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