Global entrepreneurship and institutions : an introduction

Levie, Jonathan and Autio, Erkko and Acs, Zoltan and Hart, Mark (2014) Global entrepreneurship and institutions : an introduction. Small Business Economics, 42 (3). pp. 437-444. ISSN 0921-898X (

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This article is an introduction to the special issue from the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Research Conference held at Imperial College Business School, London, in 2010. The article has two objectives. The first is to summarize the history of the GEM consortium, some of the contributions that it has delivered, and some challenges and opportunities ahead. The second is to present a summary of the papers in the context of the utility of GEM data in comparative entrepreneurship research.