University Of New Hampshire
Partners With EBSCO To Launch Ground-Breaking Franchising Bibliography
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Dec. 7, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire William Rosenberg
International Center of Franchising has partnered with EBSCO Information
Services to launch a ground-breaking franchising bibliography that
will serve as an extensive resource for those studying and engaged
“We hope to become the Google of franchising,” said
Udo Schlentrich, executive director of the Rosenberg Center and
professor of hospitality management at UNH Whittemore School of
Business and Economics.
The comprehensive franchising bibliography index will encompass
trade and scholarly journals, academic working papers, news articles,
book abstracts, dissertations, conference reports, directories,
government regulations and reports, university coursework in franchising,
franchising associations, one-of-a-kind archives, videos and Websites.
The initial core titles will include indexing and abstracting for
most articles in the following journals: Business Franchise,
Franchise Times, Franchising World, Hotels & Restaurants International,
Nation's Restaurant News, Franchise & Business Opportunities,
Franchise Law Journal, Franchise Magazine and International
Journal of Franchising & Distribution Law. The database
also will include selected articles from hundreds of other journals
that occasionally look at a specific aspect of franchising.
“Franchising is a major contributor to the U.S. economy. Franchise
ownership continues to grow as more people see franchising as an
opportunity to start their own business based on a tested business
model,” Schlentrich said. “This bibliography is designed
to help those just starting out in franchising get a broad perspective
about the industry’s history as well as expected trends, and
scholars and businessmen who study the franchising business concept.”
According to the International Franchise Association’s 2004
report “Economic Impact of Franchised Businesses,” in
2001 franchises employed 9.8 million people and produced $624.6
billion in revenue from sales. Franchised companies accounted for
7.4 percent of all private-sector jobs.
The economic impact of franchising goes beyond activities inside
franchised businesses since franchises and their employees do business
with nonfranchise operations, according to the association. The
IFA estimates franchising was responsible for more than 18.1 million
jobs created in 2001, or 13.7 percent of all private-sector jobs.
“The William Rosenberg International Center of Franchising
will be an important contributor in the study of franchising as
a comprehensive discipline,” said Tim Collins, vice president
and division general manager for EBSCO Publishing. “We are
pleased to be able to participate in this initiative to support
research and reference for the franchise community.”
The franchising bibliography is accessible through the Rosenberg
Center Web site at http://franchising.unh.edu/.
EBSCO Publishing, EBSCO Subscription Services and EBSCO Book Services
form the EBSCO Information Services group. EBSCO is a worldwide
leader in providing information access and management solutions
through print and electronic journal subscription services, research
database development and production, online access to approximately
150 databases and thousands of e-journals, and online book purchasing.
EBSCO has specialized products and services for academic, medical,
government, public and school libraries as well as for corporations
and other organizations. EBSCO maintains a comprehensive database
of more than 282,000 serial titles and upholds active relationships
with more than 60,000 publishers worldwide. 2004 marks EBSCO’s
60th year of serving the library and business communities. For more
information, visit www.ebsco.com.
Editors: Udo Schlentrich, director of the Rosenberg Center, can
be reached at 603-862-0137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.