The economic and social relevance of entrepreneurship in general and
new ventures in particular is well-established across the world.
Students, as they could be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, have
attracted considerable scholarly and public attention in the last
decades. Despite strong research efforts in the past, many questions
are still not sufficiently answered. Which individual, societal,
family- and university-related factors enhance students'
to found their own company? How do students' entrepreneurial intentions and activities compare across a multitude of nations? Are there globally applicable best practices?
To generate unique insights and contributions that address these gaps, it is thus imperative to further investigate students' entrepreneurial intentions, activities and their antecedents on a global level. This is the overarching goal of the GUESSS research project (Global Universiy Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey).
This report presents the results and insights of the 2011 edition of the GUESSS project on the global level. In Spring 2011, a large-scale quantitative survey was conducted in 26 different countries, addressing more than 1 Million students from 489 Universities, leading to a data set with more than 93'000 responses (N=93’265).
|type||working report (English)|
Student entrepreneurship, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial intentions, new venture creation, succession
|project||GUESSS - Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey|
|date of appearance||2011|
|citation||Sieger, P., Fueglistaller, U., & Zellweger, T. (2011). Entrepreneurial Intentions and Activities of Students across the World: International Report of GUESSS 2011: KMU-HSG.|