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Franchising DreamsThe Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Peter M. Birkeland

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

McDonald's, Blockbuster Video, Jiffy Lube, and Subway: franchising has become an ever-present feature of the American landscape. One-third of the U.S. gross domestic product flows through franchises, ... More

Laughing Saints and Righteous HeroesEmotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups

Laughing Saints and Righteous Heroes: Emotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups

Erika Effler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226188652
eISBN:
9780226188676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226188676.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Why do people keep fighting for social causes in the face of consistent failure? Why do they risk their physical, emotional, and financial safety on behalf of strangers? How do these groups survive ... More

Reluctant CapitalistsBookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Laura J. Miller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as ... More

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