The GEM research program is an annual assessment of the national level of entrepreneurial activity. As of 2002, there were 37 countries which participated in this study. Overall, GEM provides information on the entrepreneurial landscape of countries in a global context, attempting to study and track entrepreneurial behaviour worldwide.
Write a 2,500 word report, Arial/Times New Roman Size 11, 1.5 spacing paper, critically analysing the underlying reasons for the difference in entrepreneurial capacity of 2 countries of your choice as detailed in the GEM reports (the report you choose must be in English). Your report should address 4-5 key differences. The topics can range from the 12 pillars of competitiveness in the Global Competitiveness Index Report, to the Corruption Perception Index and/or lecture topics covered in Weeks 1-7. To conclude this research, you need to make recommendations on the attractiveness for global entrepreneurs to operate in the countries evaluated.
Ensure that your analysis makes reference to academic theory from peer-reviewed journal articles, business and country reports, business magazines, the Global Competitiveness Index report and Transparency International’s Corruption Research (eg. Corruption Perception Index). GEM country reports are available on www.gemconsortium.org. Some reports in English are Australia (2006), Canada (2003), Croatia (2002), Czech Republic (2006), Denmark (2006), Finland (2007) etc.
Note: You should use at least 15 peer-reviewed journal articles to support your assignment.
Here is the requirement of the report:
1. Choose 2 countries to analyse from the perspective of an entrepreneur but compare the advantages of the 2 countries. It is not to see which is better, but rather which would be more suitable than the other for different types of business.
2. Please just see it from a general business perspective, but you can select specific business types so that you can make clear examples. As an example, you may draw a conclusion that USA would be better if you want to build jet engines, but Laos may be better if you want to build garden pots, for the following reasons….. labour costs, level of education, infrastructure-roads, reliable electricity etc.
And this is the website of the GEM report and the country profile that are needed for the report.