Ilan Alon (PhD, Kent State University) is Professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the University of Agder, Norway. Prior to that, he held positions in Harvard University, Georgetown University, State University of New York, Kent State University and Rollins (USA). Dr. Alon consulted USAID on franchising development in emerging markets. In Croatia, he aided in the development of the field of franchising through education to bankers, business consultants, and lawyers and support for budding home-grown franchisors. He has also consulted international franchisors, such as Darden (USA), Duhan (Croatia) and illy (Italy), to develop their national and international franchising systems. He is a partner in a franchising consulting firm, Global Franchising Institute (GFI): www.globalfranchisinginstitute.com.
Alon has developed and taught franchising courses in China (Fudan University & China Europe International Business School, CEIBS), Italy (MIB School of Management, Polytechnic of Milano), Germany (Jacobs University) and India (Integrated Institute for Learning and Management, IILM), and lectured extensively on the topic in various professional associations, including the International Franchise Association, International Society for Franchising, and the Academy of International Business. Alon published the following books on franchising
Books on Franchising
Alon, Ilan, ed. (2014), Social Franchising, New York: Palgrave.
Alon, Ilan (2012), Global Franchising Operations Management: Cases in International and Emerging Markets Operations, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Financial Times/Pearson Press.
Reviewed in Reference & Research Book News, June 2012, p. 74
Alon, Ilan and Dianne Welsh, eds. (2003), International Franchising in Industrialized Markets: Western and Northern Europe, Chicago IL: CCH Inc. Publishing.
Reviewed in: Franchise-Chat.com (2003)
Welsh, Dianne and Ilan Alon, eds. (2002), International Franchising in Industrialized Markets: North America, Pacific Rim, and Other Developed Countries, Chicago IL: CCH Inc. Publishing.
Alon, Ilan and Dianne Welsh, eds. (2001), International Franchising in Emerging Markets: China, India and Other Asian Countries, Chicago IL: CCH Inc. Publishing.
Reviewed in: Franchising World, (2001), 33 (4), 54-56 (reprinted by www.britanica.com); International Franchising, (2002), (Summer), 8; Legal Alert, (2002), 21 (5), 14; Franchising World, (2002), (July/August), 55; New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, (2003), 6 (1), 63; www.yochevedgolan.com (2005).
Welsh, Dianne and Ilan Alon, eds. (2001), International Franchising in Emerging Markets: Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America, Chicago IL: CCH Inc. Publishing.
Reviewed in: Franchising World, (2001), 33 (4), 54-56. (Reprinted by www.britanica.com); Legal Alert, (2002), 21 (5), 14; International Journal of Service Industry Management, (2002), 13 (3), 303-308; New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, (2003), 6 (1), 63.