Panel Discussion on the Astana Economic Forum

2015-04-19 11:41:57

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is the largest single study of entrepreneurial dynamics in the world. The GEM represents a global survey conducted annually which covers all the regions of the world i.e. more than 70 countries that comprises three quarters of the world population and 90 % of the global GDP. More than 100 research teams from all over the world representing about 500 researchers analyze specifics of entrepreneurship activity and make a sound contribution to the project.

The GEM project possesses a colossal value:

· GEM is a source of high quality data needed for policy makers;

· GEM is a new step in the study of entrepreneurial activity within a broader global context;

· GEM is a unique cross-cultural approach to the entrepreneurship activity analysis.

Panel session “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Kazakhstan and the World Practice” represents a unique platform of communication for the leading experts in the field of entrepreneurial research who can share their experience and knowledge. Acting entrepreneurs and business owners joining the session will learn about the best cases of entrepreneurial activity while representatives of the public sector will present the new initiatives and policies on improving the business environment. The session uniting academia, business and politics will become a platform for productive dialogue.

Within the framework of the panel session the results of the first national report written by the national team are going to be presented for the broader audience.

The moderator of the panel discussion is Ramon O’Callaghan, Founding Dean of the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business.

Welcome speech:

Timur Zhaksylykov Vice-Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Mike Harrington, Executive Director of Global Entrepreneurship Research Association

Ehud Menipaz, Head of GEM Israel

Ramon O’Callaghan, Dean of Nazarbayev University

Graduate School of Business

Michael Enright, professor of Hong Kong University

Robert Rosenfeld, professor Duke Corporate Education and Nazarbayev University