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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


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


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


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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