Discussion 3

 

After reviewing the attached Haagen-Dazs® franchise agreement, identify which aspects of the agreement are benefits to the franchisee vs. the franchisor. Why would someone buy/not buy this franchise based on the factors discovered?

What items would one expect to see in a franchise agreement that are not included in the Haagen-Dazs agreement? What items would one expect to see in a non-retail franchise that are not in this franchise agreement?

 

 

 Franchise Agreement Analysis Paper Guidelines and Grading Guide

 

Overview

In this project, you will develop a Franchise Agreement Critical Analysis, based on a franchise agreement of you own choosing.  The critical analysis will be six-to-eight pages in length, and in it, you will identify the fundamental components of the agreement and why each component is necessary to the success of a franchise contract.  The project is divided in to three milestones, which will be completed in Modules Two, Three, Four.

 

Objectives

To successfully complete this project, you will be expected to apply what you have learned in this course and should include several of the following course objectives:

  1. Appreciate the components of a franchise agreement
  2. Understand the importance of fully reading a franchise agreement
  3. Further develop critical thinking skills

 

Main Elements

The final paper will be double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font, APA style formatting, and six-to-eight pages in length, not including the title page, resources, or the copy of the franchise agreement.  The paper must contain the following element, in the order presented:

Summary:

Provide a short two-to-three-paragraph overview of the paper.

Critical Assessment:

Assessment of your chosen franchise agreement should include the following:

  • Quotes from franchise agreement
  • Citations from articles
  • Suggested corrections

Conclusion:

Conclude your assessment by answering the following questions:

  • Is this agreement solid? Why?
  • Does it protect the franchisee or franchisor more? Why?
  • Would you sign it? Why?

 

Copy of franchise agreement used to conduct the assessment

Reference list

 

 

Format

Milestone One: Review

In 2-3 Franchise Agreement Analysis: Review, you will review the Franchise Agreement Analysis document.  There is no submission for this milestone and it will not be graded separately.

 

Milestone Two: Continue Work

In 3-4 Franchise Agreement Analysis: Continue, you will continue working on your Franchise Agreement Analysis Paper.  There is no submission for this milestone and it will not be graded separately.  The final paper is due in Module Four.

 

Milestone three: Submit Final Paper

In 4-3 Franchise Agreement Analysis: Finalize, you will submit your final Franchise Agreement Analysis Paper. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the main elements of the final project.  This milestone will be graded using the Franchise Agreement Analysis Rubric.

 

 

 


Franchise Agreement Analysis Rubric

 

Requirements of submission:  Written components of projects must follow these formatting guidelines when applicable: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA citations.  The paper should be 4-5 pages in length, not including the cover page, the resources, or copy of the franchise agreement. 

Instructor Feedback: Students can find their feedback in the grade book as an attachment.

 

Critical Elements

Distinguished

Proficient

Emerging

Not Evident

Value

Main Elements

Includes almost all of the main elements and requirements and cites multiple examples to illustrate each element

(23-25)

Includes most of the main elements and requirements and cites many examples to illustrate each element

(20-22)

Includes some of the main elements and requirements

 

 

(18-19)

Does not include any of the main elements and requirements

 

(0-17)

25

Inquiry and Analysis

 

Explores multiple issues through extensive collection and in-depth analysis of evidence to make informed conclusions

(18-20)

Explores some issues through collection and in-depth analysis of evidence to make informed conclusions

 

(16-17)

Explores minimal issues through collection and analysis of evidence to make informed conclusions

 

(14-15)

Does not explore issues through collection and analysis of evidence and does not make informed conclusions

(0-13)

20

Milestone submission and incorporation of feedback

 

Meets Emerging requirements and addresses all instructor feedback through incorporation or clarifying questions/dialogue with instructor

(9-10)

Meets Emerging requirements and incorporates some of the instructor’s feedback throughout the progression of the project

 

 

(8)

Student completes and submits all milestones by the due date

 

 

 

(7)

Student submits incomplete milestones or does not submit by the due date

 

 

 

(0-6)

10

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates comprehensive exploration of issues and ideas before accepting or forming an opinion or conclusion

 

(18-20)

Demonstrates moderate exploration of issues and ideas before accepting or forming an opinion or conclusion

 

(16-17)

Demonstrates minimal exploration of issues and ideas before accepting or forming an opinion or conclusion

(14-15)

Does not demonstrate exploration of issues and ideas before accepting or forming an opinion or conclusion

 

(0-13)

20

Research

Incorporates many scholarly resources effectively that reflect depth and breadth of research

(14-15)

Incorporates some scholarly resources effectively that reflect depth and breadth of research

 

(12-13)

Incorporates very few scholarly resources that reflect depth and breadth of research

(11)

Does not incorporate scholarly resources that reflect depth and breadth of research

 

(0-10)

15

Writing

(Mechanics/Citations)

No errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(9-10)

Minor errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(8)

Some errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(7)

Major errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(0-6)

10

Earned Total:

Comments:

100

 

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