Rosenberg International Franchise Center
RIFC: Advancing the Understanding of franchising
The Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC) explores and advances the understanding of franchising through academic research, education and outreach. Franchising represents over $674 billion of the business conducted in the United States of America annually.
Steven C. Michael Receives 2023 RIFC | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar Award
Steven C. Micheal, Ph.D., has been named the 2023 Rosenberg International Franchise Center | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar. He will be presented with the award at the 36th Annual ISoF Conference in June. Dr. Michael holds the Bostrom Professorship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
His research focuses on how opportunities are identified and exploited to create new businesses, markets, and organizations. His major research stream examines the business model of franchising, a worldwide venue of entrepreneurship and a vehicle for economic growth and development. Read more about Dr. Michael
WATCH: SELECTING & FUNDING SOCIAL FRANCHISEES
Hosted by the Rosenberg International Franchise Center (Peter T. Paul College of Business at the University of New Hampshire) and the International Franchise Association Social Sector Franchise Task Force, this free, 90 minute social franchising webinar features perspectives from both the investment and social franchise community on a variety of topics, including understanding the vested interest of the franchisee, lead generation, qualifications, and funding.
Upcoming Franchising Events
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION (IFA) ANNUAL CONVENTION 2023
Feb 26- March 1, Las Vegas, NV
MULTI UNIT FRANCHISE CONFERENC 2023
Apr 25-28, Las Vegas, NV
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE EXPO 23
June 1-3, New York, NY
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF FRANCHISING (ISOF) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023
June 6- 9, Rennes, France