The members of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management carry out research in the fields of entrepreneurship, business economics, innovations, female entrepreneurship, high-tech entrepreneurship, creditworthiness, trustworthiness and rating of an organisation, systems theory, social responsibility, establishment and growth of companies, corporate and international entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship has been the core of our research ever since 1998, when the Institute entered the European network of institutes ENSR (European Network for SME Research), which has been connecting independent institutes in the area of entrepreneurship research from the EU member states since 1990.

Since 1998, our Institute has carried out regular annual research on the state of entrepreneurship in Slovenia in comparison with Europe. The findings of our research are published in the series of scientific monographs ‘Slovenian Entrepreneurship Observatory’. Since 2002, the Institute has been implementing the Slovenian part of the world-wide research Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. We are the responsible institute for the research programme ‘Podjetništvo za inovativno družbo’ (‘Entrepreneurship for Innovative Society’), we carry out basic and target research projects and co-operate in a number of international projects.

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GEM 2013 Global Report Launched in Santiago de Chile

Entrepreneurs are among the happiest individuals across the globe when it comes to individual well-being and satisfaction with their work conditions ...

Unperceived opportunities: GEM Slovenia 2012

(Maribor, 19th of April 2013) GEM results for Slovenia in 2012 were published in a book titled "Unperceived opportunities: GEM Slovenia 2012"

Book were ...

GEM 2012 Global Report Launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The GEM 2012 Global Report was launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 17th January 2013. In the late spring and early summer of 2012, more than ...

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