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.
READ THE FEB 2023 FRANCHISING WORLD MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Social Franchising: YOU CAN HAVE AN Impact
WATCH: HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR SOCIAL FRANCHISEES
Hosted by the Rosenberg International Franchise Center ( Paul College of Business) and the International Franchise Association Social Sector Committee, this free, 60 minute social franchising webinar compared how commercial and established social franchisors assess franchisee performance and compliance and how they provide ongoing support to their franchisees. .
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
Learn more about the RIFC | IsOF Eminent Franchising Scholar Award
RIFC 50 Index
Initially published in 2002, this quarterly is the first stock index to track the financial market performance of the US franchising sector.
RIFC Global Social Franchise Index
An annual index ranking 131 countries according to the impact social franchising can have on the well-being of their populations.
RIFC Franchise Attractiveness Index
An annual index ranking 131 countries according to their attractiveness as franchise expansion markets for US-based franchises.
Upcoming Franchising Events
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE EXPO 23
June 1-3, New York, NY
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF FRANCHISING (ISOF) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023
June 6- 9, Rennes, France
FRANCHISE LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2023
Oct 18-20, Atlanta, GA
EMERGING FRANCHISOR CONFERENCE 2023
Nov 1-3, New Orleans, LA