February 2022

HEC Paris in Qatar Launches Country’s First GUESSS Report

Report Aims To Highlight Entrepreneurial Potential of Education City & Qatar University Students

HEC Paris in Qatar has published the results of the country’s first report in the Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey (GUESSS) – an international project with 58 participating countries which aims to highlight the gaps in differing educational systems to identify potential entrepreneurs. The inaugural Qatar GUESSS report specifically aims to promote a greater understanding of the entrepreneurial career intentions of Education City and Qatar University students.

The report and future plans for GUESSS Qatar were outlined on February 24th in an event moderated by the report author HEC Paris Research Associate, Dr. Allan Villegas-Mateos, who is also an entrepreneur, researcher, and professor of entrepreneurship.

Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan, Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar participated live from the HEC Paris campus in France through the cutting edge hologram technology, which creates a direct link between the campuses of HEC Paris in France and Qatar.

Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan, Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar


Dr. Villegas-Mateos, author of the book ‘Qatar's Entrepreneurial ecosystem - 2021 Edition: Empowering the Transformation,’ is working on understanding and helping develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Arabian Gulf and MENA regions by conducting research that highlights opportunities and produces insightful results and actionable recommendations. He is leading the implementation in Qatar of both GUESSS and the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) international research projects.

This was a highly fruitful event which highlights how the increasingly active role HEC Paris in Qatar is taking in entrepreneurship research and development through various initiatives with practical implications,” said Dr. Villegas-Mateos. “We are joining forces with Education City and Qatar University to create awareness of the need to facilitate data collection for future GUESSS editions”.


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