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Factors inhibiting the franchising of Indian fast food stores in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Victor Nikitin en_US
dc.contributor.author Samad, Nadeem
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-20T11:55:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-20T11:55:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-20
dc.date.submitted 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6275
dc.description M.B.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract Franchising systems in South Africa have experienced high and sustained growth over the last decade. The South African government has recognised and supports business format franchising as a low risk way of creating jobs, transferring skills and creating wealth. At the forefront of this growth, is the fast food franchising industry, which is made up of a mix of global brands and a significant few, highly successful, locally founded, franchised operations based on Portuguese or American cultures. The fast food industry in South Africa also consists of a number of successful "non franchised" Indian fast food operations, founded by South Africans of Indian descent. None of these entrepreneurs have taken the next logical step and developed their businesses into national franchises. This study sought to uncover the factors inhibiting the franchising of Indian fast food stores in South Africa and to determine whether there was a market for Indian fast foods amongst a sample of consumers. The findings were that the independent entrepreneurs lacked the skills and knowledge to enter franchising as the franchisor. In addition, there was a general mistrust of the franchising system and doubts as to whether there was sufficient broad appeal of Indian fast foods. The results of the consumer survey however suggested that Indian fast foods were popular across a cross section of the population. Consequently, the report recommended that existing Indian fast food entrepreneurs develop strategies to exploit the market opportunities presented and suggested that it is the entrepreneur who franchises first, that will gain first more advantage through pre-empting real estate and shaping customer preferences and tastes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Franchises (Retail trade) - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Food industry and trade - South Africa en_US
dc.title Factors inhibiting the franchising of Indian fast food stores in South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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