The International Society of Franchising (ISoF) is the premier global association of scholars who conduct multidisciplinary, multinational research on franchising. Researchers from different disciplines, such as marketing, law, management, economics, or sociology, contribute their respective perspectives to create a comprehensive understanding of franchising as the world’s most pervasive business model. 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.
Professor of Organizational Economics
University of Oviedo
Vice President & Treasurer
Aziz Hashim Professor of Franchising Entrepreneurship
Georgia State University
United States of America
Professor of Marketing
Edinburgh Napier Univeristy
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Republic of Cyprus