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December 2008 Blog Posts (3)

Corporate Espionage in Franchising

By Lance Winslow

Franchising Trade Journals do not do well, because today with all the industry regulations only about 1800 active franchise actually exist in the US. Down sharply over the past five years. Why? Over-regulation. Now you have a Bank Cooperative, which owns a company that collect data, FranData of Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars, which are the industries required disclosure documents to new franchise… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on December 31, 2008 at 2:45am — No Comments

Can MBA students learn to effectively do competitive analysis?

I just finished my most recent MBA course teaching Business and Competitive Analysis to our newest crop of students here at the University of Windsor's Odette School of Business. I actually did this version of the course over two straight weeks, with only a weekend in between to allow people a chance to absorb the material. It was a fast and wild ride, but the students and I seem to have come through it okay. It was nice seeing them rise to the challenge, as I've always been known as a… Continue

Added by Craig S. Fleisher on December 19, 2008 at 5:14pm — No Comments

CI technology changes not only practice but post-secondary teaching as well

I've been finishing the development of two courses I'm about to be teaching and have been working overtime to try and integrate some of the better technological facets available into my teaching approach. I have long been pleased to see the CI practitioners I frequently research being early adopters of technology in support of their day-to-day activities. Some CI practitioners (and a few of you are on or reading about it on the Ning site -- you know who you are ;) have become leading proponents… Continue

Added by Craig S. Fleisher on December 4, 2008 at 9:16am — No Comments

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