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Networks, Alliances, and Survival

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/9780226051925.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter deals with the causes for differential franchisee success. It also specifically covers the critical role that social capital plays in franchisee performance. The social capital within ... More


Financial Viability of Distribution Utilities

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082279
eISBN:
9780199082063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Poor financial health of the distribution companies is one of the biggest challenges facing the power sector in India today. This has created an atmosphere of uncertainty in the entire value chain, ... More


Epilogue

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/9780226051925.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter presents an account of the experiences working with franchisees in three franchise systems. Franchise systems are aimed to repress the creativity and uniqueness of regional businesses so ... More


Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Mick Marchington, Damien Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Hugh Wilmott (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This book presents findings based upon eight case studies of inter-organizational forms, involving interviews with about 450 managers and workers from nearly sixty employing organizations across many ... 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


King Cleaners

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/9780226051925.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter reports a detailed account of the nature of work franchisees perform at King Cleaners. It specifically addresses the sources of uncertainty they face. The example given is Larry, who had ... More


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


Star Muffler

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/9780226051925.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter presents a description on the nature of work franchisees perform at Star Muffler. Mark Spinelli, Star Muffler's chief executive officer, faced the monumental task of transforming “car ... More


Franchisor Uncertainties

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/9780226051925.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines more fully franchising from the franchisor's perspective. It specifically addresses some of the uncertainties they face in recruiting, monitoring, and managing franchisees. ... More


Brand Franchising

Chekitan S. Dev

in Hospitality Branding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452031
eISBN:
9780801465703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452031.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

The relationship between a hotel franchisor and the franchisees responsible for operating the hotels bearing a franchisor brand's flag is especially important, because local franchisees put into ... 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


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


Control

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/9780226051925.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter discusses how to control people who are geographically distant from corporate headquarters and thus cannot be supervised on-site. Monitoring franchisees by being in the shop and ... More


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