6. Korea (tie)
Barrier to entrepreneurship index: 1.14
Korea -- that is, South Korea, according to the OECD -- is the only Asian country to make this top 10 list, and in fact one of only two nations from the continent to have a lower (better) barrier to entrepreneurship index than the entire survey's median score. That other country is Japan, though South Korea has so many big names founded within its borders it's a wonder the nation doesn't score higher. Major corporations like Daewoo, Hyundai, Jeju Air, Kia and LG all began, and continue the bulk of their operations, inside South Korea.