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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Dada, O. (. (2018), A Model of Entrepreneurial Autonomy in Franchised Outlets: A Systematic Review of the Empirical Evidence. International Journal of Management Reviews, 20: 206-226. doi:10.1111/ijmr.12123 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijmr.12123/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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A model of entrepreneurial autonomy in franchised outlets: a systematic review of the empirical evidence

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>04/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Management Reviews
Issue number2
Volume20
Number of pages21
Pages (from-to)206-226
Publication statusPublished
Early online date23/09/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Entrepreneurial autonomy among franchisees is a persistent management challenge. There is a lack of empirical synthesis of its drivers, its consequences, and how it can be integrated with the standardization requirements in franchise systems. Various theoretical and empirical studies have stressed that merging franchisee autonomy with the franchisor's desire for uniformity is extremely difficult. This paper aims to provide a systematic review of the relevant empirical studies in order to identify a range of influences, controls, outcomes and associated moderating and mediating factors that offer a better representation of what contributes to the understanding of franchisee entrepreneurial autonomy. By drawing together findings from a broad range of theoretical perspectives, the evidence was used to develop a comprehensive model of entrepreneurial autonomy in franchised outlets. The model not only provides a structure that brings together prior studies, but also identifies the less researched areas that can advance the management literature on the notion of autonomy in franchising. The research and practitioner implications of the review and its limitations and possible directions for future studies are discussed.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Dada, O. (. (2018), A Model of Entrepreneurial Autonomy in Franchised Outlets: A Systematic Review of the Empirical Evidence. International Journal of Management Reviews, 20: 206-226. doi:10.1111/ijmr.12123 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijmr.12123/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.