Academic Research

Recent Published Research: 

  • “Social Franchising” (2015) in Brookes, M. and Altinay, L. (editors) “Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism: A Global Perspective”, Goodfellow Publishers (United Kingdom). September 2015.

  • “Institutional Environments and the Internationalization of Franchise Chains: The Contrasting Cases of Three North African Countries.” (2015) Journal of Applied Business Research, 31(2), 417-436.

  • “The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Country Attractiveness.” (2015) Thunderbird International Business Review. 57(1), 63-83.

  • “The Behaviour of Franchisor Stocks”. Investment Management and Financial Innovations Journal, 2014, 11(1), 8-18.

  • “Lodging Executives’ Sentiment as a Leading Economic Indicator.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Vol. 54(4), November 2013, 406-415.

  • “Franchising.” In Roy C. Wood, editor, Key Concepts in Hospitality Management, Sage Publications. 2013.

  • “Lodging Executives’ Sentiment as a Leading Economic Indicator.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (forthcoming).

  • “Franchising.” In Roy C. Wood, editor, Key Concepts in Hospitality Management, Sage Publications (forthcoming).

  • "The Market Performance of Franchise Stock Portfolios,"  International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2012, Vol. 24 No. 5: 791-809.

  • “Internationalization Modeling: A Comparative Analysis of American and Australian Franchise Firms.”  Journal of Marketing Channels, 2012, 19:77-97.

  • “Towards a Strategic Model of Global Franchise Expansion.”  Journal of Retailing, 2011, 87 (3, 2011), 345-365.

  • “A Model of Optimal International Market Expansion: The Case of US Hotel Chains Expansion into China.”   In Contributions to Management Science: New Developments in the Theory of Networks: Franchising, Alliances and Cooperatives, 2011, pp. 135-154, Springer Verlag (Germany).

  • “Does Franchising Create Value? – An Analysis of the Financial Performance of the US Public Restaurant Franchisors.”  International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration; 2009, 10 (2/2009), 93-108. (Original draft of this paper was the winner of The Arthur Karp Research Award for “Best Applied Research Paper in Franchising”.)

  • “International Franchise Assessment Model: Entry and Expansion in the European Union.”  Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, 2009, 3 (2), 517-537.

  • "LMW: : Launching a Pilot Store.” Case Research Journal, 2006, Volume: 25, Issue: 3 (Summer), pages 1-11.

  • “Rosenberg Center Confirms Global Franchise Growth.”  Franchising World, August, 63-65.

  • "Rosenberg Center Franchise 50 Index Reports, July 2003 to present (quarterly).

Recent Presentations at Conferences and Seminars

  • "The Global Financial Crisis and Country Attractiveness for US Franchise Firms." International Workshop on Franchising, Retail & Service Chains, Universite de Rennes1 (France), June 2014.

  • "Panel Session on Social Franchising" International Workshop on Franchising, Retail & Service Chains, Universite de Rennes1 (France), June 2014.

  • “Social Franchising: The Mechanism for Giving Freedom to Power Social Entrepreneurial Ideas?” New York University Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York City, November 2013.

  • “The Behaviour of Franchisor Stock Prices.”,  Presented at  the 4th Global Conference on SME, Entrepreneurship & Service Innovation, Gold Coast, Australia, July 2012.

  • “International Expansion of US and Australian Franchise Firms.”  Presented at  the 2010 International Society of Franchising Annual Conference, Sydney (Australia), June 2010.

  • “A Model of Optimal International Expansion – The Case of US Hotel Chains Expansion Into China.”  Presented at the 4th International Conference on Economics and Management of Networks, Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), September 2009.

  • “An Integrated Approach to International Franchise Expansion Modeling.”  Presented at 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society of Franchising, San Diego, CA, February 2009.

  • “International Franchise Expansion Strategies:  Opportunities and Risks.”  Presented at the 2008 International Symposium of the International Franchise Association, Los Angeles, CA November 2008.

  • “International Expansion Model: Linking Theory and Practice.”  Presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the North American Case Research Association, Durham, NH, October 2008.

  • “The Franchise Ownership Structure Puzzle.” Presented at the 2008 International Conference of the International Society of Franchising, St Malo (France), June 2008.

  • “International Franchise Assessment Model:  Entry and Expansion into the European Union.”  Presented at the 2008 Seminar of Ohio State University, March 2008.

  • “The Market Performance of Franchise Common Stocks: A Cost of Equity Perspective.” Presented at the 3rdInternational Conference on Economics and Managements of Networks, Rotterdam (Netherlands), June 2007.

  • “LMW – Where Do We Go From Here?” Presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the North American Case Research Association, Keystone, CO, October 2007.

  • “Current Trends in the Global Hospitality Industry.”  Hospitality Finance Symposium, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, April 2007.

  • “The Risk-Return Performance of Franchise Portfolios.” Presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the International Society of Franchising,  Las Vegas, NV, February 2007.

  • “Mitigating Risks in Internationalization Decisions.”   Presented at the 18th International Conference of the Association for Global Business, Newport Beach, CA, November 2006.

  • “A Decision Analysis Framework for Internationalization.”   Presented at the 2007 Regional Meeting of the Academy for International Business – Northeast Region, Milton, MA, October 2006.

  • “Franchising:  Global Expansion Strategies” Presented at the International Franchising Symposium, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, October 2006.

  • Hospitality Franchising Symposium. Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, March 2006.

  • “International Franchising:  The European Union.”  Presented to the Global Marketing Committee of the International Franchise Association, Palm Springs, CA, February 2006.

  • “To Franchise or Not to Franchise: An Independent Luxury Hotel Battle for Survival.”  Presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the International Society of Franchising,  Palm Springs, CA, February 2006.

  • “Does Franchising Create Value? – An Analysis of the Financial Performance of the US Public Restaurant Franchisors,”  Presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Society of Franchising, London (UK), May 2005.  Selected by the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation as the winner of the 2005 Arthur Karp Research Award for “Best Applied Research Paper in Franchising.”

  • “Exploring a Franchise Opportunity.” Presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Society of Franchising, London (UK), May 2005.