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International Society of Franchising Holds 26th Annual Conference at NSU, May 17-19

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and its H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will host the International Society of Franchising (ISoF) 26th annual conference May 17-19,2012.

The three-day conference will include renowned academics from around the globe as they assemble for the presentation of 22 research papers and three panel discussions that focus on scholarly research that enhances the knowledge of franchising worldwide.

The 2012 Conference Chair is Rozenn Perrigot, associate professor in marketing/retailing at the Graduate School of Management at the University of Rennes 1, in Rennes, France. She is a researcher at the Center in Economics and Management, an affiliate professor at ESC Rennes School of Business, and she has published papers in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, and European Management Journal, and has led several research contracts for the French Franchise Federation and the French National Research Agency, as well as others.

The ISoF is truly international, with membership spanning the corners of the globe. It is a multidisciplinary organization comprised primarily of university professors and professionals from 31 countries, and it provides a mechanism for professors interested in franchising to discuss relevant teaching and research methodologies.The Society accumulates and disseminates information on international franchising, systems structure, franchisor/franchisee relationships, hospitality management, entrepreneurship and other topics.

“At the 2012 conference, colleagues from more than 11 countries and from various disciplines including Business, Law, and Economics will be attending, thus highlighting the international and multi-disciplinary dimensions of the International Society of Franchising,” Perrigot said.

NSU’s International Institute for Franchising Education (IIFE), located in the Huizenga Business School, is home to the society and Cheryl R. Babcock, CFE, serves as ISoF’s executive director. More than 600 research papers are housed at IIFE and available to ISoF members and others interested in franchising and entrepreneurial research.

IIFE is recognized globally as a premier source of innovative, performance-based interactive franchise education programs and training for franchise executives. Participants in IIFE programs can earn Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) Education credits for the International Franchise Association Education Foundation’s Certified Franchise Executive professional certification.

For more information on ISoF and IIFE, visit www.huizenga.nova.edu/Franchise

About the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship: Serving more than 6,000 students, the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in areas such as accounting, finance, human resource management, public administration, sales and more. The Huizenga Business School also boasts the largest Master of Business Administration MBA sales program in Florida as well as sales certificate. The school is housed in the five-story state-of-the-art Carl DeSantis Building on Nova Southeastern University’s main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida, but programs are available at multiple locations and online. For more information, visit http://www.huizenga.nova.edu/

About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 28,000 students and is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.   For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.

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