Social Franchising Resources

Articles and books related to Social and Micro Franchising

Social Marketing and Public Health, Second Edition, April 2017, Oxford University Press
Chapter 13: Social franchising: Strengthening health systems through private sector approaches
- Julie McBride, Kim Longfield, Dana Sievers, and Dominic Montagu​

Education Franchises Growing Rapidly in Countries with Low Public Funding, Inefficient Administration
Rozenn Perrigot and Muhammad Akib Warraich, Franchising World, July 2016

Franchising and Micro-Franchising: An Underused Tool for Underserved Populations
Daniel Runde, Forbes, June 9, 2016

Designing and Orchestrating Embedded Innovation Networks: An Inquiry into Microfranchising in Bangladesh
Late M. Lawson-Lartego, Georgia State University, May 2016

Think Different (and Big): Re-Imagining International Development the Way Steve Jobs Re-Imagined Technology
Julie McBride, 2015

Fifty Shades of Franchising: Differentiating commercial, micro, social, and hybrid franchise models
Julie McBride, 2015 | As PDF download

Fundamentals of Good Social Franchise Design
Julie McBride, 2015

Franchising For-Benefits: Emergence of the 'Fourth Sector'
How social entrepreneurs can increase their social and financial bottom lines

Julie McBride, 2015​

MSA Worldwide Ramps up its Response to Social Sector Needs with Social Franchising Initiative
Michael Seid, 2015

Franchising Can Do More to Stop Child Suffering, Death than WHO, Gates Foundation Combined; Working to standardize healthcare offerings for large populations in developing countries (PDF)
Scott Hillstrom, Franchising World, June 2015

How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World
Jason Daley, Entrepreneur, April 2014

Social Franchising, Ilan Alon, 2014

Financial sustainability in social franchising: Promising approaches and emerging questions (PDF)
Beyeler, N., Briegleb, C., Sieverding, M.; UCSF Global Health Group, 2014 

PSI: Taking a Service Model to Scale Stanford Graduate School of Business, February 2013

Can franchising be an economic development strategy? An empirical investigation
Steven C. Michael, Small Bus Econ, August 2013

Getting Social: Curing the world's ills using franchising and IFA resources Franchise Times, May 2012

CFW Clinics in Kenya: To Profit or Not for Profit
V. Kasturi Rangan and Katherine Lee, August 2011

Microfranchising - A business approach to fighting poverty (PDF)
David Koch and Deborah Burand, Franchise Law Journal, Summer 2010

Franchising in Frontier Markets:  What’s Working, What’s Not, and Why (PDF)
Dalberg Global Development Advisors, May 2009

Social Franchising as a Strategy for Expanding Access to Reproductive Health Services (PDF)
Julie McBride and Rehana Ahmed, September 2001

Foundational Reading

Economic Development

MIND, SOCIETY, AND BEHAVIOR, World Development Report (PDF) World Bank Group, 2015

The Private-Sector Role in Public Health reflections on the new global architecture in health (PDF)
Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Akash Goel, Center for Strategic & International Studies, January 2012

The For-Benefit Enterprise; Heerad Sabeti Harvard Business Review, November 2011

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Low-income markets present a prodigious opportunity for the world’s wealthiest companies - to seek their fortunes and bring prosperity to the aspiring poor; CK Prahalad and Stuart L. Hart; January 2002

Third Party Payer Mechanisms

Scaling Up Affordable Health Insurance: Staying the Course (PDF) The World Bank, 2013

Franchising Basics

Franchising for Dummies; Michael Seid and Dave Thomas; October 2006.

Franchise Management for Dummies; Michael Seid and Joyce Mazero; April 2017.


Evergreen Alternatives to the 2/20 Term-Limited Fund (PDF)
Mara Topping, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, 2014

Catalytic First-Loss Capital (PDF) Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), October 2013

Private Equity Fund Formation (PDF) Scott W. Naidech, Chadbourne & Parke LLP; Practical Law Publishing Limited and Practical Law Company, 2011

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