Rosenberg International Franchise Center

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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.

Francine Lafontaine Receives 2022 RIFC | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar Award  

Dr. Francine Lafontaine

Dr. Francine Lafontaine

Francine Lafontaine, Ph.D., will be named the 2022 Rosenberg International Franchise Center | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar at the 35th Annual ISoF Conference in June. Francine currently serves as Interim Dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, having also served as Senior Associate Dean at Ross for several years.

Dr. Lafontaine is the William Davidson Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Ross. She holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics in LS&A at the University of Michigan and is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, UK. Read more about Dr. Lafontaine 

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.

Watch Our April 2022 Webinar:
Growth Financing For Social Franchising




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Upcoming Franchising Events

May 5 -7, Madrid, Spain

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June 20 -23, Atlanta, GA

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