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Entrepreneurship Dynamics in Latin America: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Perspective

José Ernesto Amorós (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico)

The Emerald Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Latin America

ISBN: 978-1-80071-956-9, eISBN: 978-1-80071-955-2

Publication date: 23 June 2022


This chapter provides an introduction to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), a project under Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) regional approach. As a region, the countries of LAC correspond to the second-highest representation in GEM after Europe. The chapter describes the GEM project, summarizes some key longitudinal indicators for the region, and analyzes the contributions and importance of GEM project for the systematic study of entrepreneurship.




I would like to extend my gratitude to all GEM teams in particular the Latin American and Caribbean teams for making the project possible. I also thank the GEM coordination team and the GERA Board of which I am a member and in particular to Niels Bosma for all his support. To all GEM project local and global sponsors. Special thanks to Araceli Almaraz Alvarado and Oscar Javier Montiel Méndez for their initiative around this book. Finally, to all my colleagues at EGADE Business School and Universidad del Desarrollo who have been working in GEM in Mexico and Chile respectively and give me always unconditional support to work on this incredible project. Thank you very much! The GEM database, contact details, and the micro-sites of each national team can be found at


Amorós, J.E. (2022), "Entrepreneurship Dynamics in Latin America: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Perspective", Montiel Méndez, O.J. and Alvarado, A.A. (Ed.) The Emerald Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Latin America, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 243-264.



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