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Ch 5: Forms of Business Ownership

About This Chapter

Learn about types of business ownership and how they work through video lessons and quizzes. Find out what it means to be a sole proprietor, a partner or franchise owner.

Forms of Business Ownership - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In the lessons in this chapter, you'll get an overview of the different mechanisms for owning a business, including mergers and acquisitions. Our experienced and informed instructors will explain the difference between corporate expansions and franchises. This chapter is designed to teach you about:

  • Types of mergers
  • Role of leveraged buyouts
  • Global franchising

Video Objective
Organizational Structure & Ownership of a Business Analyze different aspects of the structure and ownership of businesses.
Corporate Expansion: Mergers and Acquisitions Describe vertical, horizontal and conglomerate mergers, and explain how leveraged buyouts work.
Franchises: Opportunities and Challenges Identify the advantages and disadvantages of franchises as well as issues involved in global franchising.

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