Stage Six


Find useful social and micro franchise literature, videos, websites, and tools here.




Setting the Record Straight on Social Franchising

Julie McBride
Lancet Global Health, May 2018 

Scaling Social Franchises: Lessons learned from farm shop (PDF)

Kevin McKague, Karim Harji, and Farouk Jiwa


How Franchising Can Save the World

Julie McBride
Global Franchising, May 2017

Social Franchising a Rural Entrepreneurial ecosystems development (PDF)

By Kevin McKague, Jennifer Wong, and Nurul Siddiquee
The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2017


Chapter 13: Social franchising: Strengthening health systems through private sector approaches

Julie McBride, Kim Longfield, Dana Sievers, and Dominic Montag
Social Marketing and Public Health, Second Edition, April 2017



By Adam Camenzuli and Kevin McKague
Social Enterprise Journal, 2014

Access Afya: Micro-Clinic Franchise Designed For Scale (PDF)

By Kevin McKague, Melissa Menke and Ajanthy Arasaratnam. Edited by Ilan Alon.
Palgrave Pivot, 2014


Financial sustainability in social franchising: Promising approaches and emerging questions (PDF)

N. Beyeler, C. Briegleb, M. Sieverding
UCSF Global Health Group, 2014 

Entrepreneurs and Franchisors Tackle Issues of the Developing World While Turning a Profit

Kendal H. Tyre, Keri A. McWilliams, and Courtney L. Lindsay, II
November 2013 


PSI: Taking a Service Model to Scale

Stanford Graduate School of Business, February 2013


Corporate Social Responsibility and Generation Y: A Critical Convergence for Franchising

Franchising World, August 2012


CFW Clinics in Kenya: To Profit or Not for Profit

V. Kasturi Rangan and Katherine Lee
Harvard Business Review, 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

Microfranchising at the Base of the Pyramid (PDF)

David Lehr
Acumen Fund Working Paper, August 2008


Social Franchising as a Strategy for Expanding Access to Reproductive Health Services (PDF)

Julie McBride and Rehana Ahmed
September 2001


Further Resources

Library of Social Franchising for Health Case Studies

Social Franchising for Health, UCSF Global Health Group

Library of Research Articles

Social Franchising for Health, UCSF Global Health Group


Franchising Basics


Franchising FOR Dummies

Franchise Management for Dummies

Michael H. Seid and Joyce Mazero

Franchising for Dummies

Michael Seid and Dave Thomas
October 2006


Additional Videos

Designing Business Models for the Poor

June 2011
Jason Fairbourne discusses the process of developing scalable microfranchises for third-world economies.






Social Franchise Structure and Strategy Tool

IFA Social Sector Task Force

For social business owners considering franchising

Franchise Decision Workbook

MSA Worldwide

For people considering becoming franchisees



Fourth Annual Social Sector Franchise Roundtable

October 10 - October 11, 2018
University of New Hampshire Campus
Durham, NH, USA 


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