December 8, 2009, 8:00 - 9:15 AM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
The Center for Global Prosperity
held a roundtable discussion on:
Microfranchising: A Powerful Idea, but Does It Work?
Tuesday December 8th
8:00 - 9:15 AM
Reynolds, Beck, Metcalf Little, Runde, Deelder
Microfranchising — the act of providing sound business opportunities and services to the poor by introducing scaled-down business concepts found in successful franchise organizations — has attracted a great deal of interest in recent years as a new approach to creating jobs, raising incomes, spurring entrepreneurship, and accelerating growth in developing countries.
While a promising and powerful idea, does microfranchising work in the real world? Dalberg Global Development Advisors, with the support of the John Templeton Foundation, recently published a groundbreaking study on microfranchising, entrepreneurship, and job creation in developing countries. A panel of experts will discuss the study, the potential for franchise business models to deliver public goods and services profitably, and other aspects of microfranchising.
The roundtable discussants were: Steve Beck, Senior Fellow, John Templeton Foundation; Wouter Deelder, Associate Partner, Dalberg Global Advisors; John Reynolds, CFE, President, IFA Educational Foundation, International Franchise Association; and Daniel Runde, Head of Partnership Development, International Finance Corporation. Heidi Metcalf Little, Hudson Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Center for Global Prosperity, introduced.
For more information, please email Kacie Marano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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