The GEM 2017/18 reports that entrepreneurship levels are stable or on the rise globally and that opportunity-driven entrepreneurship predominates, but there has been a worrying drop in job creation prospects across all economic development levels.
The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey represents the 17th year that GEM has tracked rates of entrepreneurship across multiple phases and assessed the characteristics, motivations and ambitions of entrepreneurs.
Positive attitudes about entrepreneurship in an economy can indicate the propensity for people to engage in this activity. In addition, attitudes can signify the extent to which a society may provide cultural and financial support and generate potential
The 2010 survey shows that, in the economies analyzed, some 110 million people between 18 and 64 years old were actively engaged in starting a business. Another 140 million were running new businesses they started less than 3½ years earlier.