DSEF partners with members of the academic community to support research and education programs that expand the knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of direct selling. The Foundation works with professors in a variety of disciplines – including entrepreneurship, marketing, ethics, consumer studies, business and economics – to commission academic research, case studies and white papers and to sponsor direct selling education programs on university campuses across the country.
These efforts provide students, professors and the public with insights into the direct selling channel and its latest trends and innovations, offer solutions for better business management and help educate the next generation of entrepreneurs and industry leaders about opportunities in the space.
The Executive Guide to Academic Engagement is an executive resource for direct selling company senior executives on how to connect and partner with leading academics and institutions of higher learning. The Guide provides valuable insights, resources and opportunities in three areas of engagement:
How to Engage with Academics through Your Foundation
How Your Company Can Engage Academics Successfully
What Benefits and Opportunities DSEF and Your Companies Bring to Academics and Students
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Research Library: Browse our research and case study archives
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Campus Programs: Learn what we’re doing on university campuses across the country
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