The International Society of Franchising
Who is ISoF and what does ISoF do?
The International Society of Franchising (ISoF) is an international society of multidisciplinary, multinational franchising academics and practitioners who share a common interest in the promotion of franchising best practice through education and research. Since its formation in 1986 the Society has accumulated and disseminated information on international franchising, franchise growth and operations, franchisor/franchisee relationships, franchise management and marketing, entrepreneurship, franchising legal and accounting issues and other special topics. The Society provides a mechanism for franchising academics and practitioners who are interested in franchising to discuss relevant teaching and research methodologies and findings. More than 600 research papers on franchising have been written by ISoF members.
The Society has members from more than 25 countries including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Read the history of ISoF in this Journal of Small Business Management article: Chronicling the Saga of 25 Years of International Society of Franchising.