Vertical dis-integration and the reallocation of risk and revenues in production networks: the case of franchising

Grant Type: doctoral

Grant Year: 2017

Grant Amount: $15,000

Grant description:

This research asks whether vertical disintegration strategies, such as outsourcing and franchising, are merely efficiency-enhancing or if they are also strategies to manipulate the legal boundaries of the firm to gain greater revenues and shift risk onto less powerful suppliers, contractors and franchisees. The research focuses specifically on franchises and proposes to build a unique new dataset based on financial data from court cases. Particular areas of exploration include questions of bargaining power, risk, royalty rates, and contract terms.

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