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This project explores the ways in which prior due diligence affects small business performance
This collaborative research project between Griffith University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence and the University of NSW School of Taxation and Business Law and supported by CPA Australia, highlights the need for more rigour in the due diligence process.
‘The effectiveness of undertaking due diligence prior to starting up or purchasing a small business or franchise’ report reveals that prospective small business owners (particularly independent operators) may be in need of greater education and support during the decision making process prior to starting or purchasing a small business..
The Centre conducts biennial profiling research on the Australian franchise sector, tracking changes over time. Franchising Australia research series has been running for more than a decade, led by Centre Director Professor Lorelle Frazer
The Franchising New Zealand biennial research series provides a profile of the New Zealand franchise sector, with the inaugural report released in 2010. Find out more about franchising in New Zealand.
By better understanding the causes of franchise conflict, the Centre aims to help minimise conflict in franchising.
Research exploring management aspects of franchising, such as key factors that influence and impair franchisee survivability, has also been conducted by the Centre.
The Centre's international expansion franchise research looks at a range of aspects, from time spent franchising before expanding, international expansion model choices and why, international destinations, case studies and more.
Franchise research into multi-unit franchising has been conducted by the Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence. Our franchise research into multi-unit franchising has been published in a number of journals and presented at academic conferences around the world.