ARCHIVED RESEARCH REPORTS

 

Archived Research Reports

Franchised Business Ownership: Minority and Gender Groups

Franchised Business Ownership: Minority and Gender Groups, provides detailed information about minority and female ownership, including the percent of franchised businesses owned by minorities and women, comparisons of ownership rates between franchised and non-franchised businesses, and comparisons with results for IFA’s first report on the subject in 2002. In addition, the report provides information about ownership rates by size of business, and minority and female ownership rates in the food services and drinking places industry. Franchised Business Ownership: Minority and Gender Groups was prepared by PwC for the IFA Educational Foundation and is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 Survey of Business Owners.

 

Veterans in Franchising

Prepared by the Franchise Business Review for the IFA
A report on the results of Operation Enduring Opportunity, a campaign of the International Franchise Association's VetFran Program.

 

The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Franchising Industry

Prepared by the Hudson Institute for the IFA
A report examining the effects of health care reform on the franchising industry including cases studies that show how different franchise businesses are likely to be affected once the employer mandates take effect.

 

The Economic Impact of Eliminating the FLSA Exemption for Companionship Service

Prepared by IHS Global Insight for the IFA Educational Foundation 
In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the current Fair Labor Standards Act regulations pertaining to the exemption for companionship services and live in domestic services. This independent assessment of the impact describes how the rule change would affect businesses that operate as franchises.

 

Fact Sheet—Economic Impact of Eliminating the FLSA Exemption for Companionship Services

A quick reference to the true impact of the proposed amendment to the FLSA. 

 

A Study of Franchise Loan Performance in the SBA Loan Guaranty Programs (September, 2007)

 

Minority Outreach Programs study 

Sponsored by the PepsiCo Foundation, identifies and provides case examples of special programs targeted to minorities.

 

Diversity Report and Case Studies 

Describes how four companies have developed their strategies and plans to deal with such challenges. The report describes how these companies developed their plans and also provides contact information and additional resources. (2005/2006).

 

Franchise Business Outlook & Compensation Survey

 

Nonprofit-Owned Franchises: A Strategic Business Approach 

The IFA Educational Foundation and Community Wealth Ventures partnered to conduct an in-depth study to explore the use of franchising as a tool for both the nonprofit and franchising sectors. The goal of the project was to determine the lessons learned and challenges faced by existing nonprofit-owned franchises and to evaluate the strategic business case for expanding these types of businesses in the future. (2004/2005)

Study of Franchised Unit Turnover, 1993 - 1995 

 

Franchise Business Economic Outlook 2014 

 

Small Business Lending Matrix March, Vol. 5, June 2014  

 

The Economic Impact of Veteran-Owned Franchises 

Prepared for the IFA Educational Foundation by PricewaterhouseCoopers Based on data from the 2007 U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners, this report measures the economic impact of  veteran-owned franchises on employment, labor income, and GDP.   

 

The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Franchising Industry

Prepared by the Hudson Institute for the IFA 
A report examining the
 effects of health care reform on the franchising industry including cases studies that show how different franchise businesses are likely to be affected once the employer mandates take effect.

 

IFA's Health Care Reform Center 

 

William Rosenberg International Center of Franchising 

Franchise Research Bibliography and Database. Fran 50 Index tracks publicly traded franchise companies. Undergraduate courses in international franchising at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics.  

 

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