Market conditions driving international franchising in emerging markets

Market conditions driving international franchising in emerging markets

Author: 
Baena, Véronica
Publisher: 
Emerald
Date published: 
2012
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Journal Title: 
International Journal of Emerging Markets
Source: 
International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2012, pp. 49-71
Abstract: 

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a model that explores various possible determining factors in the rate of franchising among emerging nations. Emerging markets are some of the fastest growing economies in the world; moreover, the countries they represent are undergoing substantial economic transformations. Yet despite all this, little is known about the factors influencing country selection for expansion into these markets. In an attempt to enhance the knowledge that managers and scholars have on franchising expansion, the present study examines how market conditions may constrain diffusion of franchising into emerging markets. They are: geographical distance; cultural distance; uncertainty avoidance; individualism; political stability, and corruption. The author also controlled for gross domestic product, the efficiency of contract enforcement, and nascent entrepreneurship. Results conclude that geographical distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism, political stability, corruption, gross domestic product, efficiency of contract enforcement, and nascent entrepreneurship are able to constrain the spread of franchising across emerging nations.

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CITATION: Baena, Véronica. Market conditions driving international franchising in emerging markets . : Emerald , 2012. International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2012, pp. 49-71 - Available at: http://library.au.int/market-conditions-driving-international-franchising-emerging-markets-3