Francine Lafontaine

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Professor of Business Economics

701 Tappan Street

Ann Arbor, MI MI 48109-1234

United States

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics

611 Tappan Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220

United States

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Organizational Form and Performance: Evidence from the Hotel Industry

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2010
Renata Kosova, Francine Lafontaine and Rozenn Perrigot
Imperial College London, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Université de Rennes I - Graduate School of Management (IAE-IGR)
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firm performance, organizational form, franchising, services

Survival and Growth in Retail and Service Industries: Evidence from Franchised Chains

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Dec 2007
Renata Kosova and Francine Lafontaine
Imperial College London and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Franchising, firm growth, survival, services

Survival and Growth in Retail and Service Industries: Evidence from Franchised Chains

The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 1-37, 2010
Posted: 12 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2013
Renata Kosova and Francine Lafontaine
Imperial College London and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Franchising, firm growth, survival, services

Brighter Prospects? Assessing the Franchise Advantage Using Census Data

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-17-21
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Mar 2017
Francine Lafontaine, Marek Zapletal and Xu Zhang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business, The Brattle Group and London Business School
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Independent Business, Business Survival, Business Growth, Franchising Decision

Brighter Prospects? Assessing the Franchise Advantage Using Census Data

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 175-197, 2019
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Apr 2019
Francine Lafontaine, Marek Zapletal and Xu Zhang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business, The Brattle Group and London Business School
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Business growth, business survival, entrepreneurship, franchising, independent business, know‐how, retail, screening, services, Survey of Business Owners (SBO)

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The Deregulation of International Trucking in the European Union: Form and Effect

Michigan Law and Economics Working Paper No. 05-006
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 May 2005
Francine Lafontaine and Laura Malaguzzi Valeri
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and World Resources Institute
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Financial Constraints and Moral Hazard: The Case of Franchising

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4474
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Nov 2013
Ying Fan, Kai-Uwe Kuhn and Francine Lafontaine
University of Michigan, University of East Anglia (UEA) - Centre for Competition Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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contracting, incentives, principal-agent, empirical, collateralizable housing wealth, entry, growth

Financial Constraints and Moral Hazard: The Case of Franchising

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1212
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2013
Ying Fan, Kai-Uwe Kuhn and Francine Lafontaine
University of Michigan, University of East Anglia (UEA) - Centre for Competition Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Contracting, incentives, principal-agent, empirical, financial constraints, collateralizable housing wealth, entry, growth

Financial Constraints and Moral Hazard: The Case of Franchising

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9728
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Nov 2013
Ying Fan, Kai-Uwe Kuhn and Francine Lafontaine
University of Michigan, University of East Anglia (UEA) - Centre for Competition Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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collateralizable housing wealth, Contracting, empirical, entry, financial constraints, growth, incentives, principal-agent

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International Franchising: Evidence from Us and Canadian Franchisors in Mexico

NBER Working Paper No. w8179
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2002
Francine Lafontaine and Joanne E. Oxley
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
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Scale, Scope, Ownership Changes, and Performance

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Sep 2011
Renata Kosova, Francine Lafontaine and Bo Zhao
Imperial College London, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics
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multi-product firms, production organization, franchising, services, acquisitions, market power

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Pricing Decisions in Franchised Chains: A Look at the Restaurant and Fast-Food Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w5247
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2001
Francine Lafontaine
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Price Delegation and Performance Pay: Evidence from Industrial Sales Forces

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1190
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2015
Desmond (Ho-Fu) Lo, Wouter Dessein, Mrinal Ghosh and Francine Lafontaine
Santa Clara University, Department of Marketing, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, University of Arizona, Department of Marketing and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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compensation, incentives, pricing authority, evidence, empirical, asymmetric information, agent bias

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Targeting Managerial Control: Evidence from Franchising

NBER Working Paper No. w8416
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 13 Aug 2001 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2010
Francine Lafontaine and Kathryn L. Shaw
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Incentive Contracting and the Franchise Decision

NBER Working Paper No. w6544
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Sep 2000
Francine Lafontaine and Margaret E. Slade
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Warwick - Department of Economics
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The Dynamics of Franchise Contracting: Evidence from Panel Data

NBER Working Paper No. w5585
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2008
Francine Lafontaine and Kathryn L. Shaw
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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The Dynamics of Franchise Contracting: Evidence from Panel Data

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, No. 5, October 1999
Posted: 26 Oct 1999 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2013
Francine Lafontaine and Kathryn L. Shaw
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business

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The Characteristics of Multi-Unit Ownership in Franchising: Evidence from Fast-Food Restaurants in Texas

NBER Working Paper No. w5859
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2010
Arturs Kalnins and Francine Lafontaine
Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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The Role of Residual Claims and Self-Enforcement in Franchise Contracting

NBER Working Paper No. w8868
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2010
Francine Lafontaine and Emmanuel Raynaud
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and INRA SADAPT and Centre ATOM (U. of Paris I)
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Contracting in the Absence of Specific Investments and Moral Hazard: Understanding Carrier-Driver Relations in U.S. Trucking

NBER Working Paper No. w8859
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2010
Francine Lafontaine and Scott E. Masten
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Do Large Modern Retailers Pay Premium Wages?

NBER Working Paper No. w20313
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jul 2014
Brianna Cardiff-Hicks, Francine Lafontaine and Kathryn L. Shaw
Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Serial Entrepreneurship: Learning by Doing?

NBER Working Paper No. w20312
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2014
Francine Lafontaine and Kathryn L. Shaw
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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International Franchising Practices in Mexico: Do Franchisors Customize Their Contracts?

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 May 2004
Francine Lafontaine and Joanne E. Oxley
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
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Survival and Growth in Retail and Service Industries: Evidence from Franchised Chains

The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 542-578, September 2010
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Sep 2010
Renáta Kosová and Francine Lafontaine
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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The Recent Evolution of Physical Retail Markets: Online Retailing, Big Box Stores, and the Rise of Restaurants

Book Chapter in The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth; Aaron Chatterji, Josh Lerner, Scott Stern, and Michael J. Andrews, editors, NBER, Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.
Posted: 26 May 2020
Francine Lafontaine and Jagadeesh Sivadasan
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Retail Apocalypse, COVID-19, Retail Venture Capital

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The Quality of Institutions and Organizational Form Decisions: Evidence from within the Firm

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 375-402, 2017
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 May 2017
Francine Lafontaine, Rozenn Perrigot and Nathan Wilson
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Université de Rennes I - Graduate School of Management (IAE-IGR) and Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics
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The Incentive and Selection Roles of Sales Force Compensation Contracts

Journal of Marketing Research, volume XLVIII, August 2011, 781-798
Posted: 07 Jun 2013
Desmond (Ho-Fu) Lo, Mrinal Ghosh and Francine Lafontaine
Santa Clara University, Department of Marketing, University of Arizona, Department of Marketing and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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sales force compensation, agency theory, incentives, selection, retention, survey research

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Agency Theory and Franchising: Some Empirical Results

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Francine Lafontaine
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Residual claims, Franchises, Moral hazard problem, Risk management, Capital, Agency theory, Royalties, Firm financing, Contracts & agreements, Retail industry

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The Economics of Franchising

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 04 Nov 2009
Roger D. Blair and Francine Lafontaine
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration - Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Ownership structures, Employee conflict, Financing, Quality control, Vertical integration, Franchises, Franchises, Valuation, Conflicts of interest, Location factors, Contracts & agreements, Legislation

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Do Labor Market Rigidities have Microeconomic Effects? Evidence from Within the Firm

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1069, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol.1, No. 2, pp. 88-127, April 2009
Posted: 01 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2013
Francine Lafontaine and Jagadeesh Sivadasan
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Severance pay, adjustment costs, labor flexibility, retailing

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The Role of Risk in Franchising

Posted: 03 May 2000
Sugato Bhattacharyya and Francine Lafontaine
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Double-Sided Moral Hazard and the Nature of Share Contracts

RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 26, No. 4, 1995
Posted: 10 Oct 1998 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2013
Sugato Bhattacharyya and Francine Lafontaine
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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