Archived Research Reports

The Economic Impact of Elimating the FLSA Exemption for Companionship Serviceprepared by IHS Global Insight for the IFA Educational Foundation In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the current Fair Labor Standards Act regulations pertaining to the exemption for companionship services and live in domestic services. This independent assessment of the impact describes how the rule change would affect businesses that operate as franchises.

Fact Sheet—Economic Impact of Eliminating the FLSA Exemption for Companionship  


A quick reference to the true impact of the proposed amendment to the FLSA. 

A Study of Franchise Loan Performance in the SBA Loan Guaranty Programs (September, 2007)

Minority Outreach Programs study, sponsored by the PepsiCo Foundation, identifies and provides case examples of special programs targeted to minorities

Diversity Report and Case Studies describes how four companies have developed their strategies and plans to deal with such challenges. The report describes how these companies developed their plans and also provides contact information and additional resources. (2005/2006)

Franchise Business Outlook & Compensation Survey 

Nonprofit-Owned Franchises: A Strategic Business Approach The IFA Educational Foundation and Community Wealth Ventures partnered to conduct an in-depth study to explore the use of franchising as a tool for both the nonprofit and franchising sectors. The goal of the project was to determine the lessons learned and challenges faced by existing nonprofit-owned franchises and to evaluate the strategic business case for expanding these types of businesses in the future. (2004/2005)

Study of Franchised Unit Turnover, 1993 - 1995 

Franchise Business Economic Outlook 2014 

Small Business Lending Matrix March, Vol. 5, June 2014  

The Economic Impact of Veteran-Owned Franchisesprepared for the IFA Educational Foundation by PricewaterhouseCoopers Based on data from the 2007 U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners, this report measures the economic impact of  veteran-owned franchises on employment, labor income, and GDP.   


The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Franchising Industryprepared by the Hudson Institute for the IFA 
A report examining the
 effects of health care reform on the franchising industry including cases studies that show how different franchise businesses are likely to be affected once the employer mandates take effect.

IFA's Health Care Reform Center 

William Rosenberg International Center of Franchising Franchise Research Bibliography and Database. Fran 50 Index tracks publicly traded franchise companies. Undergraduate courses in international franchising at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics.  

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