27th Annual ISoF Conference
International Institute for Franchise Education
Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai (BNUZ)
Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China
March 13 – March 16, 2013
  1. Institutional Environments and the Internationalization of Franchise Chains: the Contrasting Cases of North African Countries
    Odile Chanut, University of Aix-Marseille
    Nadjoua Gharbi, BP n°25 C. Constantine S.M.K. 25004
    Dominique Bonet Fernandez, IPAG LAB and CRET-LOG (AMU)

  2. Franchise Environment in Saudi Arabia
    Mona Mohammed Alharbi, Exeter University

  3. The Choice of Governance Modes of International Franchise Firms An Integrative Model
    Maria Jell-Ojobor, University of Vienna
    Josef Windsperger, University of Vienna

  4. Assessing the Threat of Free Riding Through Attributions of Franchise Service Encounters
    Seema Pai, Boston University,
    Patrick J. Kaufmann, Boston University

  5. Profiling USA Based Fast Food Franchise Chains: A Cross National Comparison
    Rajiv P. Dant, The University of Oklahoma
    Hyo Jin (Jean) Jeon, University of Nevada-Reno
    Josef Windsperger, University of Vienna
    Nada Mumdziev, University of Vienna

  6. One-Enterprise-Multi-Brand-Hybrid-Franchise Pattern – The Case of Cabbeen Clothing (China) Co., Ltd.
    Lu Jianbao, Sun Yat-sen University
    Tang Ziheng, Sun Yat-sen University
    Leng Ting, Sun Yat-sen University

  7. Franchisees’ Financial Constraints and Franchisors’ Franchising Decisions
    Ying Fan, University of Michigan
    Kai-Uwe Kühn, University of Michigan
    Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan

  8. Signaling the Value of a Business Concept: Evidence from a Structural Model with Brazilian Franchising Data
    Muriel Fadairo, Université de Lyon
    Cintya Lanchimba, Université de Lyon

  9. The Behaviour of Franchisor Stock Prices
    E. Hachemi Aliouche, University of New Hampshire
    Robert J. Bianchi, Griffith University
    Michael E. Drew, Griffith University

  10. Deriving Meaning for Social Franchising from Commercial Franchising and Social Enterprise
    Elizabeth Crawford Spencer, Bond University

  11. Social Franchising: A New Paradigm for a Global Challenge
    Benjamin C. Litalien, CFE, University of Maryland University College

  12. Social Franchising Formation: A Systems Approach that Enhances Formation to Resolve Issues Created by the Financial Crises
    Fiori A. Zafeiropoulou, Seattle University – City College

  13. Insisting too Much on Network Uniformity in the French Market: A Potential Risk of Requalification of the Franchise Contract
    Rozenn Perrigot, University of Rennes
    Guy Basset, University of Rennes
    Danièle Briand-Meledo, University of Rennes
    Gérard Cliquet, University of Rennes

  14. The Franchise Seesaw: Thoughts on the Balance of Power and Control in Australian Franchises
    Courtenay Atwell, University of New South Wales
    Jenny Buchan, University of New South Wales

  15. Determinants of the Evolution of Cooperation in Franchising Networks
    Thomas Ehrmann, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Michael Kopel, University of Graz
    Brinja Meiseberg, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

  16. The Impact of Decentralization and Trust on Network Performance: The Case of Franchising
    Marc Florian Herz, University of Vienna
    Clemens Hutzinger, University of Vienna
    Haris Seferagic, University of Vienna
    Josef Windsperger, University of Vienna

  17. How Do Franchisees Assess Their Franchisors Trustworthiness? An Empirical Study
    Evelien P.M. Croonen, University of Groningen
    Maryse J. Brand, University of Groningen
    Thijs L.J. Broekhuizen, University of Groningen

  18. Trust and Multi-unit Ownership in Franchising A Relational Governance Perspective
    Josef Windsperger, University of Vienna
    Dildar Hussain, University of Rennes

  19. Exploring the Role of Ownership Structures in the Results of Professional Healthcare Franchises from a Multi-Actor Perspective
    Karlijn J. Nijmeijer, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
    Isabelle N. Fabbricotti, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
    Robbert Huijsman, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

  20. Meeting the Challenges for Franchising in Developing Countries: the Vietnamese Experience
    Nguyen Ba Binh, The University of New South Wales
    Andrew Terry, The University of Sydney

  21. Knowledge Management in International Franchise Networks
    Audhesh Paswan, University of North Texas
    Derrick DSouza, University of North Texas
    Retno Tanding Suryandari, University of North Texas

  22. Performance in Distribution Systems: What Is the Influence of the Upstream Firms Organizational Choices?
    Muriel Fadairo, Université de Lyon
    Cintya Lanchimba, Université de Lyon

  23. Learning and Performance: The case of Franchising
    Vanesa Solis-Rodriguez, University of Oviedo
    Manuel Gonzalez-Diaz, University of Oviedo

  24. The Effect of Franchising on Firm Growth: An Empirical Analysis from China
    Li Hao, Beijing Normal University
    Zhao Yu, Beijing Normal University