Initiated in 1999 with 10 countries, GEM 2010 is conducting research in 59 countries. The United Kingdom was a founding GEM nation. Additional GEM reports for Scotland and Wales began in 2000. In 2002, the year of the first study for Northern Ireland and for some of the English regions, we decided to merge our data and create an integrated GEM UK project that incorporated Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and some English regions. This immediately gave us a bigger study overall and our 2002 report was based on a survey of some 16,000 adults of working age across the UK. Since 2002 the project has grown in terms of size and scope. By 2006 it was based on a sample size of 43,000 adults and, in addition to the separate national and 7 regional reports, also produced special topic reports on women and social entrepreneurship.
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Report for Royal Bank of Scotland - 22 October: Women in Enterprise: A Different Perspective
Report for Royal Bank of Scotland - 10 September: Closing the generational start-up gap
GEM in the Press
Aston University, Press Release - 23 August 2012: "UK business start-up expectations and activity rise to new highs in 2011"
Aston University, Press Release - 27 April 2011: "Entrepreneurs adjust to new funding era"
Aston University, Press release - 17 March 2011: "TV helping promote entrepreneurship as a career"
Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) - 14 March 2011: - Professor Mark Hart's report on the impact of the media on entrepreneurial intentions and actions using GEM UK data
Daily Telegraph - 3 January 2010: "Female enterprise rates stood at 3.6% of the adult population, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor"
University of Strathclyde, Press Release: "Business startup attempts drop in wealthiest countries"