Peter Birkeland works with global corporations, entrepreneurial start-ups, non-profits, and other organizations to create and execute performance improvements for domestic and international markets. Peter’s work is focused on growth platforms, productivity improvements, and distribution networks.
He is author of the acclaimed book, Franchising Dreams (University of Chicago Press, 2002), and is one of today’s leading experts on franchising, distribution, and growth platforms. Peter was named by Fortune Small Business as one of the “Top Ten Minds in Small Business.” He has appeared on over 100 radio and television broadcasts and his ideas and articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Fortune Small Business, Dallas Morning News and other leading publications
Prior to forming Peter Birkeland Consulting, Peter completed a turnaround as CEO of a steel manufacturing company, and he has worked with Gary Hamel, foremost strategy expert, as well as Director of Change Management at Accenture.
Peter received his master's and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, where he continues to teach at the Graham School.
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|Content type||Authored on||Authored by|
|Franchise Confidence Survey||Insights||June 16th, 2011||Peter Birkeland|
|First Things First for Franchisor Wannabee||Insights||March 23rd, 2011||Peter Birkeland|
|Strategic Process Leads to New IFA CEO||News||June 5th, 2010||Peter Birkeland|
|Increase Productivity to Grow Your Company||Insights||May 19th, 2010||Peter Birkeland|
|How Turnover Helps Organizations||Insights||April 26th, 2010||Peter Birkeland|
|Wishful Thinking for 2010||Insights||February 11th, 2010||Peter Birkeland|
|Franchise Predictions for 2010||Insights||January 15th, 2010||Peter Birkeland|
|The Current Reality in Franchising||Insights||January 10th, 2010||Peter Birkeland|
|Conversion of Dealers to Franchisees||Forum topic||June 11th, 2008||Peter Birkeland|
|Hybrid Franchise Models: Wave of the Future or Bad Idea?||Insights||November 20th, 2007||Peter Birkeland|
|Myths in Franchising||Insights||October 25th, 2007||Peter Birkeland|
|Business Spirals, Revolving Doors||Insights||December 26th, 2006||Peter Birkeland|
|How to Deal With Slow-Growth Operators||Insights||November 2nd, 2006||Peter Birkeland|
|When All You Have Is A Hammer!||Insights||September 29th, 2006||Peter Birkeland|
|Why Franchising Is Becoming So Dominant||Insights||September 11th, 2006||Peter Birkeland|