Title: An overview of Fiji's retail franchising climate
Authors: Samantha Naidu; Gurmeet Singh; Jashwini Narayan
Addresses: School of Management and Public Administration, The University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji ' Graduate School of Business, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Laucala Bay Campus, Fiji ' School of Management and Public Administration, The University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji
Abstract: The paper examines the retail franchising climate in Fiji, a small island country of the South Pacific region. This paper in particular discusses the various arrangements in which franchises operate in Fiji and will set the scene for Fiji's retail franchise system. There is a lot of potential for franchises to prosper in Fiji if they do it right. Fiji is a growing market with opportunities that many businesses can take advantage of and exploit. The present government has also made positive changes to some of its laws so that businesses can operate better. This study has found that despite the Fiji Government encouraging the growth of franchise industry, there is absence of an entity or a franchise association that could collect, store and maintain proper records of the franchise industry in Fiji.
Keywords: traditional franchising; business format franchising; multi-unit franchising; retail franchising; retail; Fiji.
International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2022 Vol.30 No.2, pp.155 - 165
Received: 14 Jun 2019
Accepted: 15 Jun 2019
Published online: 05 May 2022 *