Franchising : An International Perspective book cover
1st Edition

An International Perspective

ISBN 9780415284196
Published December 20, 2002 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Franchising is a unique collection of articles that offers a handpicked selection of the main outstanding 'classic' texts in franchising knowledge. Researchers, students, professional advisors and anyone with a serious interest in the development of this extremely topical subject can now have, at their fingertips, the key articles and papers that have contributed to the philosophy of cloning business success. Many researchers in the field have only heard of the names, 'Brickley and Dark', 'Rubin', 'Hunt' or 'Oxenfeldt and Kelly', but may never have seen their seminal works through the difficulty in locating the material. Their original articles are reproduced in full here, complete with supporting analysis from the editors.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Franchising - A Conceptual Overview  1. Franchising as an Entrepreneurial Venture Form  2. Colas, Burgers, Shakes and Shirkers: Towards a Sociological Model of Franchising in the Market Economy  Section 2: Franchising As An Organisational Form 3. The Theory of the Firm and the Structure of the Franchise Contract  4. The Choice of Organizational Form: The Case of Franchising  5. Franchising: Firms, Markets and Intangible Assets  6. Power in a Channel of Distribution: Sources and Consequences  Section 3: Survival and Growth Rates In Franchising 7. Franchising: Promises, Problems, Prospects  8. Survival Patterns Among Newcomers to Franchising  9. Franchising Growth and Franchisor Entry and Exit in the US Market: Myth and Reality  10. Towards a Model of Franchise System Development  Section 4: The Ownership-Redirection Debate 11. Will Successful Franchise Systems Ultimately Become Wholly-Owned Chains?  12. Competative Advantage Variation over the Life Cycle of a Franchise  13. What we know about Ownership Redirection in Franchising: A Meta-analysis

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Professor Frank Hoy, Dean of Texas University (EP) Business School enjoys a national (US) and international reputation in the field of entrepreneurship and has a special interest in franchising. Professor John Stanworth, is at the University of Westminster is the Head of the International Franchise Research Centre (IFRC) in London and also Director-General of the Small Business Research Trust based at the Open University in Milton Keynes.