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.
This informative series is a partnership effort between the International Franchise Association’s Social Sector Committee and the Rosenberg International Franchise Center to raise awareness about social franchising. Each brief, educational video covers topics related to the field of social franchising.
Hosted by the Rosenberg International Franchise Center and the International Franchise Association Social Sector Committee, these free, informative social franchising webinars range from 60 minutes to 2 hours in length and cover a variety of important and educational topics. Watch the most recent webinar below, or visit our Social Franchising Webinars page to view them all.
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.
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Initially published in 2002, this quarterly is the first stock index to track the financial market performance of the US franchising sector.
An annual index ranking 131 countries according to the impact social franchising can have on the well-being of their populations.
An annual index ranking 131 countries according to their attractiveness as franchise expansion markets for US-based franchises.
Upcoming Franchising Events
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION (IFA) ANNUAL CONVENTION
Feb 17-20, 2024, Phoenix, AZ
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF FRANCHISING (ISOF) ANNUAL CONFERENCE
June 12-14, 2024, Boston, MA
FRANCHISE LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2024
Oct 16-18, Atlanta, GA
2024 EMERGING FRANCHISOR CONFERENCE (EFC)
Nov 18-20, Austin, TX