The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor comes at a crucial time for Jordan. The country, among other challenges, is coping with a large influx of refugees, slow economic growth, and high unemployment, which is particularly high among its youth. Nonetheless, Jordan has made large strides in its economic progress and is currently at the efficiency-driven stage of economic development. Thus, considering current developments, the role of entrepreneurship is particularly relevant. Knowledge about entrepreneurship and its main features in Jordan, also related to its entrepreneurship environment and stage of development, can create a new understanding that can assist in implementing relevant and tailored policy interventions.
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is the leading international study aimed at enhancing the understanding of entrepreneurship and promoting evidence-based policy interventions. This report reviews the main findings of the 2016 GEM survey and provides an in-depth analysis of entrepreneurship in Jordan. More importantly, the report hopes to provide a platform for dialogue between the different stakeholders in Jordan to promote sustainable entrepreneurial activities in the country.
This monitoring report portrays the landscape of entrepreneurial activity in Jordan and investigates entrepreneurship in Jordan from a regional and global perspective. The report provides insight on Jordan’s entrepreneurship environment and the profiles and characteristics of entrepreneurs in Jordan.
It examines the different demographic factors and regards individual motivations, perceptions, and attitudes. It also explores social perceptions toward entrepreneurship in Jordan and the value and appeal of entrepreneurial vocation in the Jordanian society.
The report provides further details on the aspirations of Jordan’s entrepreneurs for expansion, growth, and innovation, which is critical to the growth and sustainability of entrepreneurial ventures. The report concludes by underlining key policy implications and recommendations, which aim to assist policy makers in formulating and implementing the relevant interventions and strategic shifts that can promote entrepreneurship in Jordan.