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
- AUGUST 31, 2021 2021 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC)Aug 31-Sept 3, 2021 Las Vegas, NV
- SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 Economics and Management of Networks Conference (EMNet)Sept 23-25, 2021 Odessa, Ukraine
- SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 International Franchise Expo (IFE)Sept 24-25, 2021 New York, NY
- OCT 9, 2021 orlando Franchise trade show & Expo Oct 9-10, 2021 Orange Country Expo Center, Orlando, FL