Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Switzerland (GEM) 2011

Rico Baldegger
Siegfried Alberton
Fredrik Hacklin
Andreas Brülhart
A. Huber
O. Saglam
Publication Date: 
26. June 2012
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is an international research project which was initiated in 1997 by London Business School (UK) and Babson College (USA). It examines start-up activities in more than 50 countries worldwide. Since 2009 HEG Fribourg and its Institute for Entrepreneurship and SMEs has been responsible for the execution of the national entrepreneurship monitor in Switzerland. In 2011 HEG Fribourg realized this national research project for the first time in collaboration with ETH Zurich and SUPSI Manno. The result of the conjoint endeavors, namely the Swiss National Report 2011, clearly portrays the differences among innovation-driven economies in terms of entrepreneurial attitude, activity and aspiration. Besides, the Swiss National Report 2011 sheds light on the determining factors of entrepreneurship in Switzerland and inherent policy implications. The GEM data complements existing indicators about competitiveness and innovation and allows the creation of a new aggregate index, the Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEDI).