ISoF’s hallmark event is its annual conference which rotates around the globe and is typically held at the university of the conference chair. The meeting is a very friendly, collegial and constructive venue to share research findings among like-minded faculty and practitioners.
Since its formation in 1986 the Society has created a high-impact record of academic research studies on international franchising, franchise growth and operations, franchisor/franchisee relationships, franchise management and marketing, entrepreneurship, franchising legal and accounting issues and other topics. More than 700 research papers on franchising have been (co-)authored by ISoF members and can be accessed through this website, by contacting the authors, or the ISoF Board.
The first 25 years of ISoF´s history have been chronicled in the Journal of Small Business Management.