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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa (GEM SA) 2019/2020 Report:Igniting Startups for Economic Growth and Social Change

"The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is pleased to release the 2019/2020 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa (GEM SA) research report. In the twenty-one years since its inception in 1999, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has measured entrepreneurship across 114 countries, and has gained widespread recognition as the most informative and authoritative longitudinal study of entrepreneurship in the world. In 2019, 50 economies participated in the GEM Adult Population Survey (APS) and 54 countries participated in the National Expert Survey (NES). The GEM SA 2019/2020 report is significant as South Africa faces real, urgent economic development challenges. In business today, we know that the future will not be a mere prolongation of the past. We are living in a disruptive context; success and prosperity will come to those with agile adaptive strategies. This report focuses on how startups can contribute as engines of growth and social change in this era of exponential change. It gives the USB great satisfaction to be facilitating this type of business development."

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Source details: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa (GEM SA) 2019/2020 Report:Igniting Startups for Economic Growth and Social Change, Authors: Angus Bowmaker-Falconer and Mike Herrington

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