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  • Abou Chedid, Tatiana (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-05)
    Purpose – Previous researches have shown a gap in empirical testing, particularly in measuring the variability of supply chain factors. This study aims to address this gap by investigating the relationship between the variability of supply chain disruption factors and the financial performance of companies operating in the automotive sector in Europe. Design/methodology/approach – This study will use the panel data regression methodology. This method will allow us to analyze the effect of supply chain disruptions over time and across multiple companies and countries, and control for both individual ...
  • Najm, Marcelle Fares (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    This thesis revolves around stress in human relations at work, its reasons as well as some solutions that will not only aid at a personal level but the Lebanese organizations as well. After all, people are the most valuable asset for an organization. For this reason, studying the stress that arises at work due to unhealthy human relations was done as through the following research questions. Harassment, which leads to unhealthy relations, is the main cause of job stress in the Lebanese organizations. As such, the effects of harassment were studied on three variables: affecting human relations ...
  • Ghasb Salem, Chantal (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2015)
    Purpose: The thesis will try the measure the efficiency of Lebanese banks, to rank and rate them using multiple approaches and taking into considerations the effect of bank size. The main objective is to compare the efficiency score to the actual ranking to see if there is any discrepancy and to see if the performance of large banks is better than that of unlisted banks. Design/ methodology/ approach: only top ten Lebanese banks are included in this thesis due to scarcity of information. Data for the study cover the period from 2008 to 2012. For the analysis and ranking of banks ‘efficiency, ...
  • El Haddad, Pierre (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2014)
    Purpose - This paper has two purposes; attempting to identify a CSR decision making model and exploring the perception of Lebanese business leaders on Green Economy, CSR and their inter-relationships. Design/methodology/approach - Qualitative and Deductive in nature, this paper uses 14 semi-structured and the thematic analysis framework to describe the perception of Lebanese business leaders in the exploratory study, and to test the developed proposition of the CSR decision making model in the conceptual research. Findings - The findings provide evidence to confirm the CSR decision ...
  • Abou Fares, Fares (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2013)
    This thesis examines how quality perception of service, food, physical environment, location and compensation influences Lebanese patrons' behavioral intentions in terms of recommendation, WOM and visit in mid-scale restaurants; it also identifies the most valued factors by the restaurant patrons in the above cues, in addition to examining the correlation between service, food and physical environment in terms of behavioral intention as well. ANOVA, regression and t-test showed that high quality is always valued; reliability is the most valued under service, food temperature is the most valued ...
  • Zarifeh, Maya Joseph (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    After the emergence of the industrial society and the increased dependency on technology, along with globalization and worldwide economic recessions, labor market is being affected the most. Thus, unemployment is increasing and is becoming a serious problem, leading to poverty increase and economic decline. Innovative ways to reduce unemployment insurance (UI), have a high priority nowadays. UI protects from the risks of unemployment, and provide regular payments for employees who are laid off involuntarily. Hence, this is considered an important solution for the increased poverty, and the ...
  • Nahas, Jad (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2016)
    Purpose: The main goal of this thesis is to investigate whether the French market is weak and semi-strong from efficient. The weak form efficiency is tested by examining the existence of January effect in the CAC 40 index for ten years. The semi-strong form is also tested by examining the reaction of the CAC 40 index. To one terrorist attack, mainly “Charlie Hebdo” terrorist attack. Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative research design has been employed using two different methodologies. The first one is an ARCH model and its extensions in order to test the January effect, and the second ...
  • Bchara, Raymona (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2016)
    Purpose: This thesis attempts to explore the impact of adoption of online banking, through its various media and communication channels, on branch expansion and overall banks profitability. We use a sample of 17 Lebanese commercial banks constituting 90% of the Lebanese commercial banks sector, from 2004 till 2013. Design/ Methodology/ Approach: this study is based on a quantitative model with a deductive approach. Secondary data was collected from BILANBANQUES to feed into a multiple regression models. The independent variables are the following variables: year adoption of mobile banking, phone ...
  • El Souri, Diala (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2016)
    Purpose – this paper aims to understand how familiar the Lebanese are with environmentally friendly FMCG and explore the major factors affecting behavior towards these products. In addition to understanding who the Lebanese green conscious consumer is. Ultimately, to have a distinctive study available in Lebanon as a reference for future studies. Design/methodology/approach – this research is mainly confirmatory since it is based on a previous research; however it has an explanatory aspect as well since there were no similar studies published in Lebanon. A deductive approach is used since ...
  • Daou, Marie (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2016)
    Purpose: This research identifies the determinants of the investment risk tolerance of the Lebanese institutional investors and investigates whether the behavioral conduct and the investment personal risk tolerance of the Lebanese institutional investors vary with respect to their demographic characteristics and profiles and other chosen variables. This paper also tries to identify the characteristics that make an investor rational in the decision –making. Design/ methodology/ approach: Deductive in nature, this research uses questionnaires collected from 129 Lebanese institutional investors ...
  • Ghorra, Rola (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2016)
    Purpose: This research attempts to study employee job satisfaction at Notre Dame University-Louaize. It examines the existence of potential variations of perception with respect to demographic variables, such as age, gender, tenure, position, education and contact with students. Design/methodology/approach: This research is a case of study that uses the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire as a quantitative data collection tool. The philosophical approach is positivism and deductive reasoning approach. Findings: Level of employee satisfaction is associated with demographic variables. ...
  • Abi Saad, Sara (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2016)
    Purpose – the purpose of this research is to examine the effect of ownership structure on the profitability and performance of U.S. banks. It resides in inspecting the power of insiders as well as institutional shareholders and large block-holders on bank’s performance and valuation of US commercial banks during the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Finally, it studies the relation between different factors such as bank size, market value and price earnings ratio and the ROA, ROE, and MTBV of U.S. banks. Research question – this paper aims to study the impact that ownership structure has on the ...
  • Bitar, Georges A. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2006-06)
    This study examines the relationship between capital structure and financial performance in the UK market by using FTSE 350 companies. The hypothesis tested is whether there is a significant relationship between capital structure and companies' performance. The null hypothesis (Ho) stated that there is no relationship between capital structure and firms' performance. The methodological approach taken was a sample of 129 companies from FTSE 350 compromising top UK companies. These companies were analyzed to find a relationship between the capital structure and financial performance. Data relating ...
  • Remeily, Shady Elias (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2005)
    The Global financial markets have witnessed great traumas due to several events such as the 2000 US stock market crash, the attack of September I Ph 2001, the Afghani war December 2001, and recently the Iraqi war February 2003, the repercussions of which are being felt till today. These events caused immense turbulence in the stability of the stock market and a collapse of investor confidence. One product of accounting evolution is the use of ratios for analyzing financial statements. Originally developed as short-term credit analysis devices, ratios can be traced as far back as the late ...
  • El Khoury, Rita Neemtallah (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2006-07)
    The purpose of this thesis is to highlight and increase the importance of using a new model known as "the intrinsic value" model in the valuation of stocks; while decreasing the dependence of the price earning ratio concept in determining the true worth of the stock. A concise summary is first given about the US stock market, how it functions, the types of stocks offered, its exchanges, and its players. The price earnings ratio concept with its pros and cons will be presented in "Chapter Three". Moreover, the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors affecting the price and earnings (two essential ...
  • Eid, Dany, Y. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2006)
    This thesis studies the implications of introducing the public sector domination in what it used to be a private sector business. It is related to the mobile technology in Lebanon which shifted from a former prosperous management to an operator on the Lebanese government's payroll. Comparing the previous Cellis era to the new Alfa epoch revealed that the former days were much better in terms of management. With all the outside interference and the relation to Syrian officials, the Lebanese GSM sector was in state of outmost glory and technological advancements compared to its worldwide ...
  • Rustom, Gilbert Stephan (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2006)
  • Badr, Viola Karim (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2013)
    Purpose- This research attempts to assess the merits of the stakeholder/legitimacy theory on one side and the economic/decision usefulness theory on the other side, in explaining the perception of the Lebanese insurance managers about a potential introduction of microinsurance in their respective portfolio of insurance products. The study is conducted from a corporate social responsibility perceptive using socio-political theories, in particular, the stakeholder and legitimacy theory and the economic theories that include agency and decision usefulness theories. Design/methodology/approach- ...
  • Beayni, Taghrid (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2013)
    Succession planning is one of the most critical functions of an organization. This is the process that identifies and assesses the appropriate candidates to handle future responsibilities and to fill key business leadership positions. In family business, the succession process is defined as the transfer of managerial control from one family member to another. My thesis sought to fill a gap in the family business succession planning literature by seeking to gain an understanding of the key factors that develop it successfully. Is your family business a family-first business or a business-first ...
  • Saadeh, Christel (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2013)
    Oil and gold are considered to be the most two strategic commodities. Crude oil is the world’s most frequently transacted commodity while gold has a leading position among the main precious metals. This thesis examines empirically the relationship between gold prices, oil prices and US dollar index. Monthly data for gold prices, oil prices, US dollar index and other controlled variables over a period of 20 years were selected from Bloomberg platform. This thesis uses a unit root test and the Johansen test to check for the existence of cointegration between each pair of selected variables. Further ...

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