Dr. Grünhagen Co-Chairs Franchise Conference in China

Dr. Marko Grünhagen, Lumpkin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at EIU, recently returned from China where he co-chaired the 27th Annual International Society of Franchising (ISoF) Conference at Beijing Normal University's Zhuhai Campus from March 13-16, 2013. His co-chair was Dr. Robert E. Stassen from the University of Arkansas. Both are pictured below in the group photo of the conference attendees (Dr. Grünhagen is 7th from the right, Dr. Stassen is 7th from the left in the first row).

The conference is the premier annual meeting of academics focusing on research in franchising from around the globe. The 2013 meeting featured the presentation of scholarly papers and practitioner panels from Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas over the course of 3 days.