Brazilian microfranchising chains: entrepreneurs' backgrounds and perceptions of brands and support

@article{Melo2018BrazilianMC,
  title={Brazilian microfranchising chains: entrepreneurs' backgrounds and perceptions of brands and support},
  author={P. Melo and Julio Araujo Carneiro-da-Cunha and F. Borini},
  journal={International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development},
  year={2018},
  volume={17},
  pages={53-75}
}
The article aims to analyse how microfranchisees backgrounds influence their perceptions of franchisors' support and the brand. Based on the theory of entrepreneurship and the elements of franchise support and brand, we conducted a qualitative field study utilising the case study method with six Brazilian microfranchisees. Results suggest both the influence of the 'honeymoon period' on perceptions of brands and support and the absence of competencies required to manage a business. The main… Expand
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