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Sign Masters

Peter M. Birkeland

in Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter provides a discussion on the nature of work franchisees perform at Sign Masters. In particular, it considers the roots of uncertainty they face. The troubles of Sign Masters are often ... More


Social Profile of Franchisees

Peter M. Birkeland

in Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter introduces a typology of franchisees that cuts across King Cleaners, Sign Masters, and Star Muffler. The three types of franchisee include neo-franchisees, disillusioned franchisees, and ... More


Approaching American Sign Language Literature: Rhetorically and Digitally

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

in Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799666
eISBN:
9780814739006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799666.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues for a rhetorical approach and a digital future for American Sign Language (ASL) literature. In 1910, George Veditz, then president of the National Association of the Deaf, ... More


Franchise Fundamentals

Peter M. Birkeland

in Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines three basic components that are features of all franchise systems: royalties, trademarks, and long-term contracts. It demonstrated how these components function and, in ... More


Introduction

Peter M. Birkeland

in Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Franchising has become one of the dominant methods for distributing goods and services in the Western economy. It is an effective solution to the organizational problem of control since there are ... More


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