GEM Greece 2018-2019 Report Executive Summary

  • Year of publication: 2019
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2020-02-06

In Greece, the percentage of the population aged 18-64, which in 2018 was at the early stages of entrepreneurial activity (including self-employment), increased to 6.4% (approximately 418,000 people) from 4.8% (approximately 314,000) in 2017. This rate is among the highest ever recorded in recent years period, however well below the average level of “innovation-driven economies” (2018: 10.1%). Therefore, the data suggests that uncertainty from recent years which affected the level of early stage entrepreneurship, has started to diminish. However, these findings do not appear to be accompanied by a substantial improvement in the qualitative characteristics that affect the viability of these new ventures.