Robert T. Justis

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Robert T. Justis, Ph.D., is the Director of the International Franchise Forum and Professor of the Management Department and the Entrepreneurship Institute at the E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration at Louisiana State University. [1]


Dr. Justis "formerly held the Marshall Chair of Franchising at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Justis received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1967, his MBA degree from BYU in 1969, and his Doctor of Business Administration degree from Indiana University in 1972. Present teaching and research areas are concerned with franchising, entrepreneurship, international businesses, and strategic business practices." [2]

In 2002, Dr. Justis taught and conducted "research in the areas concerned with franchising, entrepreneurship, international businesses and strategic business practices. He [was] also a visiting professor at Kingston University in London." [3]

"While working on his doctoral degree, Dr. Justis established a small business with two other students in Indiana and Florida that grossed more than two million dollars a year. He also has been the owner of an insecticide business and had an affiliation with an ice cream parlor-restaurant." [4]

"Dr. Justis specializes in the development and start-up of franchising and entrepreneurial organizations. He has consulted or assisted more than 250 franchising organizations around the world. ... Franchising, a significant sector of the free enterprise system, has expanded beyond U.S. borders due in part to support from franchise proponents such as Dr. Justis. He is the founder of the International Society of Franchising, the Small Business Institute Director's Association and has developed and presented management programs in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan. As a recognized expert in franchising and entrepreneurship, Dr. Justis has served on the National Steering Committee of the U.S. Small Business Administration." [5]


"Consulting assignments have included work" for: [6]

Published works

  • "Streetwise Achieving Wealth Through Franchising: A Comprehensive Manual to Finding, Starting, and Succeeding in a Franchise Business" with William Slater Vincent, Adams Media Corporation (Adams Streetwise Series), July 2001 ASIN 1580625037 (paperback).