Europe's Hidden Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurial Employee Activity and Competitiveness in Europe

Jonathan Levie, Abdul Ali, Mark Hart, Donna Kelley, Niels Bosma, Michael Drexler, Maha Eltobgy, Peter Gratzke, Joseph Losavio, Megan O'Neill

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


In partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), the World Economic Forum undertook this study to explore the truth behind the perception that Europe lacks entrepreneurship. The results presented here show that, in fact, entrepreneurs are thriving in some parts of Europe. However, their successes are often obscured by the fact that many entrepreneurs work within organizations rather than in new business start-ups.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGeneva
Commissioning bodyWorld Economic Forum
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2016


  • intrapreneurship
  • entrepreneurship
  • Europe
  • emploee entrepreneurial activity

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