Jenny Buchan

Emeritus Professor

Jenny joined the School of Taxation and Business Law in 2002. Prior to becoming an academic she worked as a commercial lawyer in private practice in New Zealand, Melbourne and Sydney, and as a compliance consultant. 

Jenny's expertise in franchising law led to her appointment as a panel member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Franchising Consultative Committee 2010 - 2015, and her appointment in 2016 to its successor the Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee. She chaired the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee.

Jenny was appointed professor emeritus effective end of 2020. She is available as an expert witness, examining dissertations in franchise law, and for franchise law teaching and consumer protection projects. 

Teaching:

  • Domestic and International Franchise Law
  • Supervisor research in business law

Research Interests:

  • Consumer protection
  • Protection of consumers with allergies from non-disclosed allergens in medicine
  • Franchise law and policy
  • Insolvency as it affects franchise networks
  • Legal education 

 Jenny Buchan's publications on her SSRN author page: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=661783

 

 

Journal articles
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Cejnar L; Buchan J; Atwell C; Hayes M, 2020, 'INTEGRATING GLOBAL ONLINE LEGAL EDUCATION WITH AN ON- CAMPUS FRANCHISE COURSE: A ROLE FOR MOOCS', European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, http://leela/
2020
Buchan J; Nicholls R, 2020, 'The challenges of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s franchise sector', Australian Business Law Review
2020
Buchan J, 2020, 'Australia's Franchising Code of Conduct Review - A continuation down the path of jamming a square peg into a round hole?', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 47, pp. 393 - 399
2020
Cumberland DM; Buchan J; Litalien B, 2019, 'Franchise Education in the United States: A Content Analysis of Syllabi from U.S. Business Schools', Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, vol. 22
2019
Buchan J, 2019, 'The 2018 review of the Franchising Code of Conduct: epicentre of a year of scrutiny for Australian franchising', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 47, pp. 101 - 119, https://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I2c1d1340933a11e98b44b29f3622255f&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
2019
Gant JLL; Buchan JM, 2019, 'Moral Hazard, Path Dependency and Failing Franchisors: Mitigating Franchisee Risk Through Participation', Federal Law Review, vol. 47, pp. 1 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0067205X19831841
2019
Frazer L; Buchan J; Weaven S; Tran-Nam B; Grace A, 2018, 'Pre-Contractual Due Diligence by Franchisees and Independent Small Business Buyers', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 46, pp. 157 - 177, https://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I4e047e0abd0a11e898719c83364b0845&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
2018
Benoliel U; Buchan JM; Gutentag T, 2017, 'Revisiting the Rationality Assumption of Disclosure Laws: An Empirical Analysis', Hofstra Law Review, vol. 46, pp. 469 - 488
2017
Buchan JM; Frazer L; Weaven S; Tran-Nam B; Grace A, 2017, 'The Adequacy of Pre-purchase Due Diligence in Independent Small Business and Franchising', Australian Accounting Review, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/auar.12164
2017
Nicholls R; Buchan JM, 2017, 'The law of unintended consequences: The effects of voiding ipso facto clauses in business format franchise agreements', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 45, pp. 433 - 447, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000415717200002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2017
Buchan JM; Nicholls R, 2017, 'Flipping Out: Flip Clauses are Enforceable in the United States Again!', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 35, pp. 65 - 69, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000395753400005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2017
Nicholls R; Buchan JM, 2016, 'Failing Firm, Failing Franchisor: Local Market Analysis in Australian Merger Clearance', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 23, pp. 247 - 265, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308905090_Failing_firm_failing_franchisor_Local_market_analysis_in_Australian_merger_clearance
2016
Omar PJ; Buchan JM, 2016, 'Bucolic Dream or Arboreal Fantasy? The Willmott Saga, Insolvency Disclaimers and the Contract/Property Dichotomy', The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, vol. 80, pp. 197 - 214, http://www.arita.com.au/docs/member-only-page---documents/disclaimer-lecture-omar-and-others-aug-2013.pdf?sfvrsn=0
2016
Buchan JM; Herndon N, 2015, 'Book Review Policy for Journal of Marketing Channels', Journal of Marketing Channels, vol. 22, pp. 242 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1046669X.2015.1071599
2015
Lavermicocca C; Buchan J, 2015, 'Role of reputational risk in tax decision making by large companies', eJournal of Tax Research, vol. 13, pp. 5 - 50, https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/research-site/publications-site/ejournaloftaxresearch-site/Documents/01_LavermicoccaBuchan_RoleOfReputationalRisk.pdf
2015
Buchan J; Gunasekara G, 2015, 'Administrative Law Parallels with Private Law Concepts: Unconscionable Conduct, Good Faith and Fairness in Franchise Relationships', Adelaide Law Review, vol. 36, pp. 541 - 575, https://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/journals/law-review/issues/36-2/alr-36-2-ch09-buchan-gunasekara.pdf
2015
Benoliel U; Buchan JM, 2015, 'Franchisees' Optimism Bias and the Inefficiency of the FTC Franchise Rule', DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, vol. 13, pp. 411 - 431, http://via.library.depaul.edu/bclj/vol13/iss3/3
2015
Buchan JM; Frazer L; Qu CZ; Nicholls R, 2015, 'Franchisor Insolvency in Australia: Profiles, Factors, and Impacts', Journal of Marketing Channels, vol. 22, pp. 311 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1046669X.2015.1113487
2015
Buchan JM, 2014, 'Deconstructing the Franchise as a Legal Entity: Practice and Research in International Franchise Law', Journal of Marketing Channels, vol. 21, pp. 143 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1046669X.2014.917015
2014
Atwell C; Buchan JM, 2014, 'The franchise Fulcrum: The Legal System's Contributions to Research about Power and Control in Business Format Franchising.', Journal of Marketing Channels, vol. 21, pp. 180 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1046669X.2013.840715
2014
Schaper M; Buchan JM, 2014, 'Franchising in Australia: A History', International Journal of Franchising Law, vol. 12, pp. 3 - 23, http://www.iflweb.com/site/journal/ifl.php?vol=12&issue=4
2014
Buchan J, 2013, 'Franchising: A Honey Pot in a Bear Trap', Adelaide Law Review, vol. 34, pp. 283 - 315, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AdelLawRw/2013/17.pdf
2013
Buchan JM, 2009, 'Consumer Protection for Franchisees of Failed Franchisors: Is there a Need for Statutory Intervention', Law and Justice Journal, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/qutlr.v9i2.30
2009
Buchan J; Butcher CW, 2009, 'Premises occupancy models for franchised retails businesses in Australia: factors for consideration', Australian Property Law Journal, vol. 17, pp. 143 - 177, https://ssrn.com/abstract=1476117
2009
Buchan JM; Gottlieb K, 2009, 'A Practical Approach to Teaching and Assessing Part IV of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (CTH)', Journal of the Australian Law Teachers Association, vol. 2, pp. 149 - 171, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/JlALawTA/2009/14.pdf
2009
Buchan JM, 2008, 'Challenges that franchisees of insolvent franchisors pose for liquidators', Insolvency Law Journal, vol. 16, pp. 26 - 42, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1268153
2008
Buchan JM, 2008, 'Franchises need friends too', Monash Business Review, vol. 4, pp. 49 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.2104/mbr08039
2008
Buchan JM, 2008, 'Ex ante information and ex post reality for franchisees - the case of franchisor failure', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 36, pp. 407 - 431, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1348548
2008
Buchan JM, 2008, 'Square pegs in round holes: franchisees of insolvent franchisors', Business Law International, vol. 9, pp. 114 - 144, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1326559
2008
Buchan JM, 2007, 'Can the Cheshire cat be understood yet?', Insolvency Law Bulletin, vol. 7, pp. 90 - 91
2007
Buchan JM, 2006, 'The Cheshire cats of franchisor insolvency', Insolvency Law Bulletin, vol. 7, pp. 9 - 11
2006
Buchan JM, 2004, 'Whom to compensate?', Newsletter: International Franchising, vol. 8, pp. 17 - 19
2004
Buchan JM, 2000, 'Enhancing Legal Practice through Debriefing', Macarthur Law Review, vol. 4, pp. 147 - 171, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1339045
2000
Buchan J, 1997, 'Consumer Protection Laws in Australia and their effects on Franchising', International Journal of Franchising and Distribution Law, vol. 11
1997
Book Chapters
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Buchan J, 2020, 'Franchisees as externalities of insolvent franchisors: a windfall gain for employees?', in Omar P; Gant JLL (ed.), Research Handbook on Corporate Restructuring, Edward Elgar, UK
2020
Welsh DHB; Alon I; Buchan J; Lanchimba C, 2020, 'International Franchising and Other Forms of Enterpreneurship', in Global Entrepreneurship, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, USA
2020
Buchan JM; Cejnar L; Katz S, 2018, 'Equity, Diversity and Inclusion through Online Learning: Using a massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to Facilitate Acquisition of Specialist Legal Knowledge', in Lindgren K; Kunc F; Coper M (ed.), The Future of Australian Legal Education, Lawbook Company, Sydney, pp. 441 - 456
2018
Atwell C; Buchan JM, 2017, 'An academic apprenticeship – publishing during doctoral candidature', in McMaster C; Murphy ; Mewburn I; Whitburn (ed.), Postgraduate study in Australia: Surviving and succeeding, edn. 1st, Peter Lang Publishing, New York, pp. 13 - 21
2017
Buchan J, 2016, 'How Competition Law May Affect Franchised SMEs in APEC Economies', in Schaper MT; Lee C (ed.), Competition Law, Regulation and SMEs in APEC: Understanding the Small Business Perspective, edn. 1st, Singapore, pp. 156 - 174
2016
Buchan J, 2013, 'The failure of pre-purchase disclosure to protect franchisees of a franchisor in administration', in Ehrmann T; Windsperger J; Cliquet G; Hendrikse G (ed.), Network Governance : Alliances, Cooperatives and Franchise Chains, edn. first, Physica-Verlag, A Springer company, Germany, pp. 313 - 334
2013
Buchan J; Buberis P, 2012, 'Franchising in Australia', in Flohr E; Liesegang H (ed.), Deutscher Franchise Verband E.V. Jahrnuch Franchising 2012, edn. 1st, ZAP Verlag, Germany, pp. 234 - 249
2012
Buchan J; Wilcox T, 2012, 'Preparing Doctoral Students in Social Sciences for a Future in Academe: Perspectives on Publishing During Candidature', in Rochette A (ed.), Canadian Legal Education Annual Review/ Revue de l'Enseignement du Droit au Canada, edn. Original, Carswell, Montreal, pp. 35 - 58, http://www.carswell.com/product-detail/canadian-legal-education-annual-review-2012/
2012
Buchan J, 2012, 'Government Policy to Support Franchisees', in Blackburn RA; Schaper MT (ed.), Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development: Policies, Tools and Challenges, edn. 1st, Gower publishing (UK), UK, pp. 227 - 240, http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409430353
2012
Buchan J, 2011, 'Franchisees whose Franchisors Fail: Unprotected Consumers', in Spencer EC (ed.), Relational Rights and Responsibilities: Perspectives on Contractual Arrangements in Franchising, edn. v. 1, Bond University Press, Queensland, pp. 93 - 117
2011
Buchan JM, 2009, 'Business failure', in Books and Book Chapters Business and the Law, edn. 5, Cengage Learning Australia, Australia, pp. 414 - 428
2009
Buchan JM, 2008, 'Reducing collateral damage in franchisor insolvency', in Omar PJ (ed.), International Insolvency Law - Themes & Perspectives, ASHGAT, UK, pp. 367 - 402
2008
Buchan JM, 2003, 'Insurance', in Edmond R (ed.), Business, Society and the Law, edn. 3rd, Thomson, Melbourne, pp. 661 - 669
2003
Conference Presentations
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Buchan J; Atwell C, 2019, 'Does mandatory pre-contract disclosure regulate business format franchising sufficiently or do franchisees still have to rely on the kindness of strangers: an Australian perspective.', pp. 1 - 53, presented at International Society of Franchising 33rd annual conference, 2019, Vienna, 06 June 2019 - 08 June 2019
2019
Buchan J, (ed.), 2018, 'Une victime méconnue: le franchise. L’exemple du droit australien.', presented at Quel Droit pour les Entreprises en Nouvelle-Caledonie?, University of New Caledonia, Noumea, 25 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
2018
Buchan J; Nicholls R, 2018, '“Outsourcing the Outsourced: Franchisor structuring and franchisee risk”', presented at Australasian Business Ethics Network, Massey University, Albany campus, 09 December 2018 - 11 December 2018
2018
Cumberland D; Buchan JM; Litalien B, (ed.), 2018, 'Franchise Education in the United States: A Content Analysis of Syllabi from U.S. Business Schools', pp. 1 - 33, presented at 32nd Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, Escuela Politécnica Nacional. Quito, Ecuador, 28 June 2018 - 30 June 2018
2018
Buchan J; Cejnar L; Katz S, (ed.), 2017, 'Equity, Diversity and Inclusion through Online Learning: using a MOOC to extend learning opportunities in the study of law', presented at The Future of Australian Legal Education: Australian Academy of Law, Sydney, 11 August 2017 - 13 August 2017
2017
Buchan J; Nicholls R, 2017, 'Upsize or fries with that? The business ethics of the franchising model', presented at 7th Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network, RMIT, Melbourne, 10 December 2017 - 12 December 2017
2017
Buchan JM; Frazer L; Weaven S; Tran-nam B; Grace A, 2016, 'Due Diligence in Independent Small Business and Franchising: An Empirical Study from Australia', presented at 30th Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, Groningen, Netherlands, 09 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
2016
Benoliel U; Buchan JM; Gutentag T, 2016, 'Revisiting the Rationality Assumption of Disclosure Laws: An Empirical Analysis', pp. 1 - 23, presented at Eleventh Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Duke University School of Law, 18 November 2016 - 19 November 2016
2016
Lavermicocca C; Buchan J, 2014, 'Role of Reputational Risk in Tax Decision Making by Large Companies', pp. 1 - 48, presented at 11th International Conference on Tax Administration, Sydney, Australia, 14 April 2014 - 15 April 2014
2014
Buchan JM; Frazer L, 2013, 'The implications of franchisor failure for franchisees: A literature review', presented at Economics and Management of Networks Conference, Agadir, Morocco, 21 November 2013 - 23 November 2013
2013
Gunasekara G; Buchan J, 2012, 'Public Law Solutions for private law dilemmas: An alternative paradigm for franchising', presented at Australasian Law Teachers Association, University of Sydney, 01 July 2012 - 04 July 2012
2012
Buchan J; Wilcox T, 2011, 'Preparing Doctoral Candidates for a Future in Academe: Exploring the Benefits and Disadvantages of Publishing During Candidature', pp. 1 - 22, presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT), Fredericton, New Brunswick, 31 May 2011 - 01 June 2011
2011
Buchan JM, 2009, 'Can franchise agreements provide for relief against franchisor failure in the context of the common law?', presented at 23rd Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, San Diego, California, USA, 12 February 2009 - 14 February 2009, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1391082
2009
Buchan JM, 2005, 'Researching the Cheshire Cat! A Case Study on Empirical Research Involving Franchisees of Insolvent Franchisors', presented at University of Southern Queensland, Insolvency Teaching and Research Workshop, Brisbane
2005
Other
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Buchan J, 2018, Submission #16 to the 2018 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services inquiry: The operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct, Commonwealth Government, Canberra, https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Corporations_and_Financial_Services/Franchising/Submissions
2018
Buchan J; Harris H; Nicholls R; Yang A, 2018, Submission To The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission On A Potential Class Exemption For Collective Bargaining, https://www.accc.gov.au/public-registers/class-exemptions-register/collective-bargaining-class-exemption
2018
Buchan J, 2018, Submission to: Unfair Contract Terms Review by Consumer and Corporations Policy Division of The Treasury, https://consult.treasury.gov.au/market-and-competition-policy-division-internal/c2018-t342379/
2018
Buchan J, 2018, Submission re: The exposure draft of the Corporations Amendment (Stay on Enforcing Certain Rights) Regulations 2018 and the Corporations (Stay on Enforcing Certain Rights) Declaration 2018
2018
Buchan J; Nicholls R, 2017, Submission re Treasury laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No 2) Bill 2017
2017
Buchan J, 2017, Submission to the Dutch Government on the proposed Dutch Franchising Code (NFC), https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/rapporten/2016/02/17/de-nederlandse-franchise-code
2017
Buchan J; Frazer L, 2015, Submission to Productivity Commission inquiry into Business Set up, Transfer and Closure, https://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/191116/subdr071-business.pdf
2015
Buchan J, 2015, Submission to the Productivity Commission into Business Set up, Transfer and Closure, https://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/191037/subdr070-business.pdf
2015
Buchan J, 2014, Submission to Treasury on consultation re: Extending Unfair Contract Term Protections to Small Businesses, https://static.treasury.gov.au/uploads/sites/1/2017/06/C2014-025_Buchan-Dr-J.pdf
2014
Buchan J, 2014, Submission on: Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes-Franchising) Regulation 2014, Exposure Draft
2014
Conference Posters
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Bhalla S; Buchan J; Connor M; Cejnar L, 2017, 'Mainstream to MOOC and beyond: transforming teaching practice', ICC Sydney, presented at 40th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA), ICC Sydney, 28 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://www.herdsa2017.org/program.php
2017
Reports
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Buchan JM; Frazer L; Weaven S; Tran-Nam B; Grace A, 2016, The effectiveness of undertaking due diligence prior to starting up or purchasing a small business or franchise FINAL REPORT 2016, Griffith Unviersity and UNSW, Brisbane
2016
Buchan J; Frazer L; Qu ZC, 2015, 'Franchisors "In Administration": Profiles, Factors and Impacts', Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
2015
Frazer L; Buchan JM; Weaven S; Tran-Nam B; Grace A, 2015, The effectiveness of undertaking due diligence prior to starting up or purchasing a small business or franchise, University of New South Wales - Griffith University, CPA Australia, https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/~/media/corporate/allfiles/document/professional-resources/education/due-diligence-full-report.pdf?la=en
2015
Buchan JM, 2006, When the franchisor fails, CPA Austrlaia, Melbourne, When the franchisor fails, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/18596
2006
Conference Abstracts
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Benoliel U; Buchan J, 2015, 'Franchisees' Optimism Bias and the Inefficiency of the FTC Franchise Rule', in 29th Annual ISoF Conference Abstracts, 29th Annual International Society of Franchising, Oviedo, Spain, presented at 29th Annual International Society of Franchising, Oviedo, Spain, 18 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
2015
Atwell C; Buchan J, 2013, 'The Franchise Seesaw: Thoughts on the balance of power and control in Australian franchises.', in 27th Annual ISoF Conference International Institute for Franchise Education, International Society of Franchising, Zhuhai, China, pp. 1 - 21, presented at 27th Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, Zhuhai, China, 13 March 2013 - 16 March 2013, http://www.huizenga.nova.edu/ExecEd/ISOF/OrderPapers.cfm
2013
Buchan J; Harris JA; Gunasekara G, 2011, 'Franchise mediation: confidentiality or disclosure: a consumer protection conundrum', in ISoF Conference Proceedings 2011, International Society of Franchising, Boston, presented at 25th Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, Boston, 16 June 2011 - 18 June 2011, http://franchisesociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/22_Buchan_Harris_Gunasekara.pdf
2011
Buchan JM; Harris J, 2010, 'Stakeholder input into franchise inquiries: an Australian exploratory study', in Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, 2010., International Society of Franchising, Sydney, presented at 24th Annual International Society of Franchising, Sydney, 08 June 2010 - 09 June 2010, http://franchisesociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/12_Buchan-Harris.pdf
2010
Buchan JM; Gunasekara G, 2008, 'Vulnerable Creditors: Should Franchisees Have Rights as Creditors on the Insolvency or Re-structuring of their Franchisor?', in Papers presented at the 2008 CLTA conference, Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference,, University of New South Wales (at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee, Sydney), pp. 1 - 1, presented at Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference,, University of New South Wales (at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee, Sydney), 03 February 2008 - 05 February 2008, http://www.clta.edu.au/professional/papers/conference2008/2008GGJB_VC.pdf
2008
Buchan JM, 2007, 'Effective resolution of in-term disputes between franchisor and franchisee: an ongoing challenge.', in International Council for Small Business 52nd World Conference, International Council for Small Business 52nd World Conference, Turku, Finland, presented at International Council for Small Business 52nd World Conference, Turku, Finland, 13 June 2007 - 15 June 2007, https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/9458507
2007
Buchan JM, 2006, 'Who is the franchisee leasing from and does it matter anyway?', in International Council for Small Business Conference, International Council for Small Business 51st World Conference, Melbourne, pp. 1 - 25, presented at International Council for Small Business 51st World Conference, Melbourne, 18 June 2006 - 21 June 2006, https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/38919771
2006
Books
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Buchan J, 2013, Franchisees as Consumers: Benchmarks, Perspectives and Consequences, Springer, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5614-8-1
2013
Theses / Dissertations
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Buchan JM, 2010, Franchisor Failure: An Assessment of the Adequacy of Regulatory Response, Queensland University of Technology
2010
Conference Papers
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Buchan JM, 2008, 'Franchisors' Registered Trade Marks under Australia`s Trade Marks Act 1995', in International Society of Franchising, 22nd Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, Saint-Malo, France, presented at 22nd Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, Saint-Malo, France, 20 June 2008 - 21 June 2008, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1334466
2008
Buchan J; Butcher B, 2008, 'Franchisees retail premises occupancy models in Australia; the rights and the risks', in International Society of Franchising, 22nd Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, Saint-Malo, France, presented at 22nd Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, Saint-Malo, France, 20 June 2008 - 21 June 2008, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1334336
2008
Buchan JM, 2006, 'Is there a basis for equating franchisees with employees on the insolvency of franchisors', in 2006 International Society of Franchising Conference, International Society of Franchising 20th Annual Conference, Palm Spring, California, presented at International Society of Franchising 20th Annual Conference, Palm Spring, California, 24 February 2006 - 26 February 2006, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1111951
2006
Buchan JM; Frazer L, 2006, 'The domino effect: how Ansett Airlines` failure impacted on Traveland franchisees', in Proceedings of the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development Conference, 2nd Biennial Conference of the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Paris, France, presented at 2nd Biennial Conference of the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Paris, France, 10 July 2006 - 13 July 2006, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1326164
2006
Buchan JM, 2005, 'Franchisor failure in Australia - impact on franchisees and potential solutions', in 20th Annual Conference, International Society of Franchising, 20th Annual Conference, International Society of Franchising, London, England, presented at 20th Annual Conference, International Society of Franchising, London, England, 20 May 2005 - 22 May 2005, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1111948
2005

2019 International Society of Franchising Best Reviewer Award.

Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2016 for Contribution to Student Learning Teaching:  MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on “International franchise law”.

UNSW Business School 2016 Excellence in Team Teaching Award.

The Cedric Sandford Medal 2014, ATAX 11th International Conference on Tax Administration​ – best paper: 'The Role of Reputational Risk in Tax Decision Making by Large Companies'.

Franchise Council of Australia awards for services to franchising as a Judge of National Excellence Awards, 2011 and 2013.

Award for Achievement in Research by HDR Students, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, 2009.

 Grants provided by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, NSW State Government Office of Small Business, and UNSW.

Projects included:

  • Do you know what’s in your medicine? Excipients causing allergic reactions in pharmaceutical products. (current, funded by UNSW Health@Business)

  • Do Franchisors Abuse their Market Dominance? A Pilot Study. (current)

  • Case study writing grant from UNSW Business School.

  • Gants from UNSW and UNSW Business School for creation of MOOC "International Franchise Law: the World is Yours" https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/international-franchise-law

  • Evidence based government policy and stakeholder participation.

  • Franchisors in administration: profiles, factors, impacts

  • Real and intellectual property rights under franchise systems operating from retail premises in NSW.

  • Retail leasing.

  • Effectiveness of undertaking due diligence prior to starting up or purchasing a small business or franchise

Franchise law; franchisor insolvency; franchise governance; consumer protection; retail leasing law; legal policy; stakeholder consultation.

Qualified Expert Witness.

Buchan J, 2017, Legal issues that arise when franchises expand internationally - with a focus on Asia, Executive Media Pty Ltd, Melbourne
2017

Cloning profit: Franchises

30/11/2016

It really pays for franchisees to do their due diligence; hereís how.

28/10/2015

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