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Franchising. A Literature Review on Management and Control Issues

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  • S. Verbieren
  • M. Cools
  • A. Van den Abbeele
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    This article provides an overview of the recent literature on franchising, with special attention to management control issues. Based on an analysis of franchising articles published in twenty-five high-impact journals over the period 1996-2008, the literature is divided into the following three broad streams: franchise initiation and subsequent propensity to franchise, franchise performance and control of franchising relationships. Several research gaps and avenues for future research are identified, especially towards a systematic study of management control issues in the context of franchising relationships.

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    Article provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfswetenschappen in its journal Review of Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): LIII (2008)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 398-443

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    Handle: RePEc:ete:revbec:20080403

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    Keywords: Franchising; literature review; management control;

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