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South Korea has the strongest entrepreneurship environment in Asia

 

South Korea tops the region in entrepreneurship environment with a score of 54%, according to the recently released Global Entrepreneurship Index. According to the rankings, the country jumped three spaces up from the last year. The tech giant has been successful in producing new technologies and introducing new products to customers. It is closely followed by Singapore and Japan with scores of 53% and 52%respectively.

China is ranked fourth in the region with a score of 41%. China’s physical infrastructure contributes to the country’s score followed by its market dynamics. It is followed by Brunei and Malaysia that have as score of 34% and 33% respectively.

India is ranked seventh in the region with a score of 28%. Despite various initiatives of the current government like “Make in India” the country is far behind as compared to other established regional leaders. According to the report the country’s strong areas are in product and process innovation, opportunity start-up, and robust competition in the marketplace. It is followed by Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam.

Sri Lanka is ranked eleventh in the region. The country performed poorly in crucial indicators such as process innovation and technology absorption capacity, while performing above the global and regional averages in competition and product innovation. Following Sri Lanka are Indonesia, Laos and Cambodia. Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh are ranked lowest in the region with a score of 16%, 14% and 12% respectively.

According to the report, the region’s lowest scores on average are in the area of Risk Acceptance. "If countries in the region improve their overall risk profile as well as the populations’ attitudes towards taking risks, it is likely that the entrepreneurship ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific region will gain ground," reads the report.

Global Entrepreneurship Index Rankings:
1      South Korea       54%
2      Singapore          53%
3      Japan                52%
4      China                41%
5      Brunei               34%
6      Malaysia           33%
7      India                 28%
8      Thailand           27%
9      Philippines       25%
10    Vietnam           23%
11    Sri Lanka         21%
12    Indonesia        20%
13    Laos               18%
14    Cambodia       17%
15    Pakistan          16%
16    Myanmar         14%
17    Bangladesh     12%

 

 

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