The aim of the workshop Franchising & Distribution Networks in Emerging Countries is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the development of franchising and distribution networks in emerging countries.
The theme of franchising and distribution networks is a fertile field of research whose dynamism is manifested globally through regular publications in the best refereed scientific journals in economics and management.
This interdisciplinary workshop is foremost, but not exclusively, based on economics and management.
While a wide literature exists on the different aspects of franchising in the developed countries, franchise and distribution networks are growing strongly in emerging economies. Statistics show a remarkable dynamism in Brazil, Mexico, China, Turkey, and in several African countries. This trend continues, despite the crises (social, economic, political, etc) in emerging countries, and growing scientific work is presently developing on this topic.
The purpose of the workshop is to promote an open debate on the state of the art and encourage the development of international collaborative research projects on franchising and distribution networks in emerging countries.
We invite researchers in economics, management, or other scientific fields, to submit both empirical and theoretical papers.