Steven C. Michael, Ph.D., has been named the 2023 Rosenberg International Franchise Center | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar.  Bestowed annually at the International Society of Franchising (ISoF) Conference, this award honors an individual who is making outstanding contributions to scholarship in the field of franchise research. The award recipient receives a $2,500 USD cash prize from the Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC), a complimentary ISoF conference registration, and a plaque commemorating this prestigious award.

RIFC director Hachemi Aliouche presented the award at the 36th Annual ISoF Conference in Rennes, France 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. Visit the RIFC website to learn more about Dr. Michael and previous recipients of this award.