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The Regulation of Franchising in the New Global Economy
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The Regulation of Franchising in the New Global Economy

9781848448667 Edward Elgar Publishing
Elizabeth Crawford Spencer, Bond University, Australia
Publication Date: 2010 ISBN: 978 1 84844 866 7 Extent: 384 pp
While franchising promotes economic and social welfare objectives, Elizabeth Crawford Spencer argues that monitoring and regulation are needed to address potential areas of abuse of the form that can result in costly market inefficiencies.

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While franchising promotes economic and social welfare objectives, Elizabeth Crawford Spencer argues that monitoring and regulation are needed to address potential areas of abuse of the form that can result in costly market inefficiencies.

This unique study surveys franchise-specific legislation worldwide as a starting point for a thorough examination and analysis of the role of both private and public regulation of the sector in the context of current theoretical approaches to regulating contractual relationships. The book concludes that properly calibrated regulation can minimize inefficient allocations of power and risk and lead to maximum economic and social benefits by promoting the development of small business, enabling the growth of entrepreneurial skills, and facilitating economic well-being and independence among SMEs.

This comparative survey will prove to be invaluable for academics in franchising marketing, management, law and practice. The Regulation of Franchising in the New Global Economy will also appeal to franchise law practitioners, consultants, policymakers and those wishing to influence policy on all sides of the debate in the many jurisdictions that are engaging in the processes of adopting, or reviewing, franchise regulation.
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Contents: Foreword by Andrew Terry Introduction: The Regulation of Franchising in the New Global Economy 1. Reconceiving Regulation 2. The Market Interaction as Private Regulation 3. The Contract as Private Regulation 4. Purpose and Scope of Franchise-specific Regulation and the UNIDROIT Model Law 5. Worldwide Survey of Franchise-specific Regulation 6. Summary of Trends in Franchise-specific Legislation 7. Legislation Impacting Upon Negotiation and Formation of Franchise Contracts 8. Legislation Impacting Upon the Performance of and Exit from the Agreement 9. Future Directions for the Regulation of Franchising Appendix 1: Franchise Legislation Worldwide Appendix 2: Content of Disclosure Index
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