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    • Global diffusion of franchising: A country level examination 

      Hoffman, Richard C.; Preble, John F. (2001)
      Franchising has experienced rapid international growth. This study examines strategic and country characteristics in twenty-four nations to explain the spread of franchising across borders. The size of the franchising ...
    • Global franchising: Current Status and Future Challenges 

      Hoffman, Richard C.; Preble, John F. (2004)
      About a decade ago positive predictions were made regarding the international growth of franchising. This study was undertaken to examine the actual growth and development of franchising globally during the nineties. Using ...
    • The importance of international business to the strategic agenda of U.S. CEOs 

      Hoffman, Richard C.; Gopinath, C. (1994)
      The growth of international business (IB) and concerns about the relevance of IB research indicate the need for managerial input on the topic. A survey of 108 U.S. CEOs reveals that IB issues are an important part of their ...
    • International franchise expansion: The role of institutions and transaction costs 

      Hoffman, Richard C.; Munemo, Jonathan; Watson, Sharon (2016-06)
      In this study, we examine how a country’s institutional environment affects the international expansion activities of U.S. franchise companies. We draw on institutional and transaction cost theories to develop a model and ...
    • MBC Ventures, Inc.: An Employee Stock Ownership Plan with a union partner 

      Hoffman, Richard C.; Brown, M. O. Jr; Shipper, Frank (2013)
      MBC Ventures, Inc. is a 161 year-old company that is going through both product and organizational transitions. It has left one of its traditional product lines, paint brushes, behind and has developed a new one, solar ...
    • The nature of ethics codes in franchise associations around the globe 

      Preble, John F.; Hoffman, Richard C. (1999)
      The worldwide growth of franchising has been phenomenal during the past decade. At the same time there has been increased media attention to questionable business practices in franchising. Similar to some trade associations ...