GEM Finland 2012 Report

  • Year of publication: 2013
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2015-03-27

Finnish governmental policies and regulation are supportive for entrepreneurship. Further, in Finland there is lot of support provided for female entrepreneurs and high growth firms. 

However, according to expert opinions Finnish adults are good at spotting opportunities but lack the skills for entrepreneurial activity. ? Adult population in Finland shares the same view with experts: people are good at perceiving business opportunities but their perception of their entrepreneurial skills falls behind. Still, highly educated Finnish adults are more alert to new business opportunities than Finnish adults on average.

Among adult Finns there are constantly a number of adults who perceive that they obtain both suitable opportunities and necessary skills, but who lack the entrepreneurial intentions. The question remains how to harness this potential.