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Ilan Alon

Ilan Alon, Ph.D., is Cornell Professor of International Business at Rollins College and visiting scholar at Harvard Kennedy School.


Dr. Alon has developed and taught franchising courses in China (Fudan University and China Europe International Business School, CEIBS), Italy (MIB School of Management), Germany (Jacobs University), and India (Integrated Institute for Learning and Management, IILM). He has lectured extensively on franchising in various professional associations, including the International Franchise Association, International Society for Franchising, and the Academy of International Business.


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 provided support for budding home-grown franchisors. He has also consulted multinational companies, such as Duhan (Croatia) and illy (Italy), to develop their franchising systems.


A prolific author on Global Franchising, Dr. Alon’s books include:


Franchising Globally: Innovation, Learning and Imitation

Service Franchising: A Global Perspective

International Franchising in Industrialized Markets: Western and Northern Europe

International Franchising in Industrialized Markets: North America, Pacific Rim and Other Developed Countries

International Franchising in Emerging Markets: China, India, and Other Asian Countries

International Franchising in Emerging Markets: Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America

The Internationalization of US Franchising Systems