For more than 40 years, DSEF has partnered with members of the academic community to support research and education programs. These programs expand the knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of direct selling. The Foundation works with professors in a variety of disciplines. Disciplines like entrepreneurship, marketing, ethics, consumer studies, business and economics – to commission academic research, case studies and white papers. These disciplines help 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. With the 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.
Here’s how we specifically support our academic initiatives: