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.
Jim Combs Receives Inaugural “RIFC | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar” Award
James Combs, Ph.D., one of the most well-known and prolific scholars in franchising, graciously accepted the invitation to be named the first “Rosenberg International Franchise Center | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar” at the 34th Annual ISoF Conference (held virtually) in May. Jim is the Della Phillips Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise & Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida.
He has served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal and Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. He is a past President of the Southern Management Association where he is also a Fellow. Jim‘s research appears in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, and Organizational Research Methods.
Upcoming Franchising Events
- THE FRANCHISE EXPO - TORONTO
Jan 15-16, 2022 Mississauga, CN
- THE FRANCHISE SHOW
Jan 29-30, 2022 New York, NY
- INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION (IFA) ANNUAL CONVENTIONFeb 26-Mar 1, 2022 San Diego, CA
SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISING (ISoF) ANNUAL CONFERENCE
June 2-4, 2022 Ontario, CN