Determinants of Multi-unit Franchising: An Organizational Economics Framework

Hussain, Dildar, Perrigot, Rozenn, Mignonac, Karim, Akremi, Assâad El and Herrbach, Olivier (2013) Determinants of Multi-unit Franchising: An Organizational Economics Framework. Managerial and Decision Economics, 34 (3-5). pp. 161-169.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mde.2580

Abstract

In this paper, we use organizational economics theories to explain the percentage of multi-unit franchisees within franchise chains. We use transaction cost theory, property rights view and agency theory to formulate three research hypotheses that are related to franchisees' transaction-specific investments, intangibility of system-specific assets and risk of franchisee free-riding, respectively. These hypotheses are tested in the French franchising context by using a sample of 138 franchisors. The empirical results are largely supportive of the hypotheses. We extend the franchising literature by arguing that the explanation of the franchisor's use of multi-unit franchising requires the combined application of different theoretical perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Date: 2013
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational economics theories
Subjects: C- GESTION > C4- Management
Divisions: TSM Research (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 15:07
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 15:13
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/14049

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