ISoF History

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. Many prominent franchise researchers have chaired our past conference – you can download the list of ISoF conference chairs here.