Finnish Franchisee Training Program — Findings from the First Ten Programs 1999–2001

  • Jenni Torikka
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


The Finnish franchisee training program is a unique training because it is given to prospective franchisees by a third party. The program aims to find people interested in franchising and to give them the essential skills and knowledge a franchisee needs. Additional goal is to help the trainees to choose a franchise. In total, more than 200 trainees graduated from the first ten programs held in 1999–2001. The graduates comprise the samples of the current study. The data was collected in two separate phases. The present study explores the potential differences of the samples. The purpose of the research is to analyze the effectiveness of the franchisee training program by describing the career shifts of the trainees.


Small Business Corporate Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Education Salaried Employee Small Business Owner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jenni Torikka
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  1. 1.School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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