Franchising in America: The Development of a Business Method, 1840-1980
Using a series of case studies from five industries, Dicke analyzes franchising, a marketing system that combines large and small firms into a single administrative unit, strengthening both in the process. He studies the franchise industry from the 1840s
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Preludes to Franchising The McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and the I M Singer Company
From Agent to Dealer The Ford Motor Company 19031956
Expanding the System The Sun Oil Company 19 191959
The Franchise Industry and Dominos Pizza
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Page 188 - John Deere's Company: A History of Deere and Company and Its Times (New York: Doubleday, 1984), 174-75, on Deere; and for a general treatment of distribution see Chandler, Visible Hand, 287-314.