1st Edition

Relationship Marketing in Franchising and Retailing

Edited By Park Thaichon, Lorelle Frazer, Scott Weaven Copyright 2023

    This book offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to relationship marketing in franchising and retailing, especially in areas such as business and marketing management as well as strategic marketing.

    The topics this book covers include (but is not limited to): (1) relationships in the context of e-commerce within the franchising sector; (2) franchisees with multiple stakeholder roles: perceptions and conflict in franchise networks; (3) why franchisors recruit franchisees from the ranks of their employees; (4) franchisee advisory councils and justice; and (5) determinants of overall franchisee satisfaction.

    This book is ideal for students, practitioners and professionals interested in Relationship Marketing, Customer Services, and Marketing Communications. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Journal of Strategic Marketing.

    Introduction: Relationship marketing in franchising and retailing

    Park Thaichon, Lorelle Frazer and Scott Weaven

    1. Consumer attitude and intention toward ridesharing

    Isaac Cheah, Anwar Sadat Shimul, Johan Liang and Ian Phau

    2. Collaboration, communication, support, and relationships in the context of e-commerce within the franchising sector

    Zhanna Kremez, Lorelle Frazer, Sara Quach and Park Thaichon

    3. Franchisees with multiple stakeholder roles: perceptions and conflict in franchise networks

    Aveed Raha and Ilir Hajdini

    4. Why franchisors recruit franchisees from the ranks of their employees

    Peter Balsarini, Claire Lambert and Marie M. Ryan

    5. Franchisee advisory councils and justice: franchisees finding their voice

    Anthony Grace, Lorelle Frazer, Scott Weaven, Helen Perkins, Wei Shao and Munyaradzi Nyadzayo

    6. Determinants of overall franchisee satisfaction: application of the performance feedback theory

    Michal Jirásek, Susanne Maria Gaffke and Josef Windsperger

    Biography

    Park Thaichon is Associate Professor of Marketing at the School of Business, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His research, teaching, and consulting focus are on digital marketing, technology, relationship marketing, and consumer behaviour.

    Lorelle Frazer is Dean of the School of Business and Creative Industries at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Her research focuses on franchising relationships, and she has been honoured by the Franchise Council of Australia for her ‘significant contributions to the education of the Australian franchise community’.

    Scott Weaven is Professor and Head of the Department of Marketing at Griffith University, Australia. His recent research has focused on examining digital, relational and hybridized methods of international market entry, e-commerce and encroachment issues in franchise systems, hybrid sales structures, online relationship marketing and consumer sentiment analysis and market segmentation in a variety of business contexts.