PYMEs en Australia y América Latina: un estudio comparado de la regulación y la realidad de la incipiente pandemia de la COVID19

Translated title of the contribution: SMEs in Australia and Latin America: A Comparative Study of Regulation and Reality in an Encroaching COVID19 Pandemic

Francina Cantatore*, Natacha Mesa-Tejeda, Lindsey Stevenson-Graf, Ieva Žebrytė, Joaquin Guerrero

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Abstract

Este artículo presenta resultados del estudio comparado de las estructuras, la regulación, y los desafíos de pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYMEs) en Australia y América Latina. Aquello con el objetivo de explorar formas de lograr un ecosistema propicio para la actividad de las PYMEs enfrentando una crisis nunca antes visto. Examina la legislación, los órganos y los reglamentos vigentes, entre ellos régimen de protección del consumidor, y las diferentes
consideraciones contextuales, entre ellas prestación de apoyo por parte de las clínicas jurídicas y otras iniciativas de las instituciones de la educación superior, teniendo en cuenta los desafíos enfrentados durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Por último, el estudio considera las medidas adoptadas por los gobiernos para mitigar el impacto de la pandemia COVID-19. La investigación utiliza tres casos de estudio y contrasta los problemas enfrentados en una
economía emergente como la de Cuba con marcos más establecidos como Chile y Australia para comparar las prácticas y aprender de ellas.

**************************************************************This paper reports on a comparative study between the structures, regulation and challenges of small and medium size businesses (SMEs) in Australia and two Latin American jurisdictions – Chile and Cuba - with the object of exploring ways in which SME-propitious ecosystem can be configured in an unprecedented crisis situation. It examines the legislation, bodies and regulation in place which deal with SME issues, including consumer protection, and the differing contextual considerations, taking cognizance of the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, the paper explores ways in which SMEs can be assisted and advised of their legal rights, including the provision of clinical and advisory support at a university level, and considers the steps taken by governments in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To compare practices and learn from them the research utilizes three case studies and contrasts the issues faced in an emerging economy such as Cuba with more established frameworks such as Chile and Australia, both OECD countries.

Translated title of the contributionSMEs in Australia and Latin America: A Comparative Study of Regulation and Reality in an Encroaching COVID19 Pandemic
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)293-325
Number of pages33
JournalJuridicas
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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