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  • El Jamal, Wassim Mohammad Issam (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1994-11)
  • Haddad, Ziad Fouad (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1995)
    The banking sector in Lebanon has survived bravely despite the fact that it has been seriously and unexpectedly shaken several times in the past few years. This study identifies and clusters 53 out of 72 Lebanese Commercial Banks into groups containing similar and homogeneous characteristics, and measures the direct and indirect effects of capital and assets/equity ratios on profit for 100 Arab banks. Its purpose is to analyze, design, implement, and establish a consistent framework of analysis of bank data. To reach this purpose, the researcher uses cross-sectional secondary data to answer ...
  • Kahy, Hady (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1995)
    This research project deals with foreign direct investment (FDI) trying to identify its antecedents and its consequences. The project starts by a historical review and an examination of past studies to situate the study better. A rather new statistical technique (Recursive System) was used to try and find the statistically significant variables affecting FDI. The researcher reached interesting results in his study by finding that political stability and government incentives together affect positively FDI and both of them affect economic performance independently and via FDI.
  • Ghossein, Samar Joseph (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1995)
  • Yammine, John (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1995)
  • Chammas, Ghada (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997)
    This research assesses the economic justification for establishing additional commercial bank branches in the Caza of Aley. The study is limited to the top-ten rating commercial banks in the country, which are determined according to specific criteria. The geographical centralization of commercial banks in beirut and its suburbs is evaluated given population and economic activity. Besides, factors encouraging the geographical spreading of economic activity over the Lebanese territory are considered. As to the economic potential of Aley, it is analyzed in light of the return of the displaced and ...
  • Bassil, Esther (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997)
    This study reviews the extent of the fame of the cedars of Lebanon. The cedars are revealed as a natural wealth, their present state and number is brought into view, their bibical fame is exhibited, and their worldwide fame is investigated. Thus, two objectives are pursued: the evaluation of the volume of tourism business in the hotels in the Cedars area, and the appraisal of the extent of the contribution of the fame of the cedars to the hotels in the Cedars area. The tourism business in the hotels in the Cedars area has been, throughout the early 1990s, mainly generated during both, the Winter ...
  • Mardini, Samir M. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997)
    This research studies the effect of job enrichment as an intrinsic motivational factor on the job satisfaction of Lebanese commercial bank employees in Muhafazat North Lebanon. This research shows whether or not intrinsic motivation such as job enrichment can be differentiated from extrinsic motivation in affecting performance of the employee. Since job satisfaction plays a significant role in affecting employee performance, the importance of job enrichment as a leading factor to job satisfaction is tested empirically.
  • Jabbour, Cynthia (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997)
    The same latent problem faces almost all developing countries. This problem is how to develop the society of the country. Before 1990, and for years, economists, politicians and development planners have charged year-to-year progress or decline within a country, by measuring average per capita income. So, clearly, before 1990 and for years development of a society was viewed as the development and growth of the capital resources of the economy, often by neglecting the human dimensions in that society, Current views regarding development, have changed. It is thought that the development of a ...
  • Kaddissi, Jeanette (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997)
    This study presents a brief and a quick overview of the Islamic banking system which is finding its way as a new competitive system. Islamic banking is mainly directed towards fulfilling and respecting Islamic fundamental laws of monetary relations among Muslims. this study concisely summarizes services offered by Islamic banking, then determines potential problems that could be encountered by this new system in the Lebanese economy.
  • Darwish, Ali A. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997)
    The purpose of this research project is to show the inflow of technological means that affect business especially Lebanese banks. the Lebanese private sector seeks always to implement technologies that are aimed to provide increase in its profits. Electronic Banking is now adapted by foreign banks outside Lebanon (and soon it can be adapted) by the Lebanese banks. There exists in the market an array of advanced machines to serve customers in a faster pace, and as offer them new services to facilitate their daily transactions, thus easing economic business cycle. Internet is the most advanced ...
  • Raffoul, Marcel (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997)
  • Salameh, Mario D. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997-08)
  • Bassil, Lily (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1998-07)
    "The Euro: Conditions & Realities" is a study that is focussed on the conditions or convergence criteria set for joining the euro zone.The peak point of reaching a European Union and more specifically an Economic Monetary Union lies in the attainment of a single currency area. In order to take part in the euro, the European Member States have to abide by the conditions decided upon in the Treaties. the conditions lay the foundations for a stable economic area where the different states' economic indicators converge. Not one of the convergence criteria can be ignored for each one is justified by ...
  • Al Semaani, Toni (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1999)
    In today's highly competitive global marketplace, many manufacturers are seeking lower cost, higher quality processes in order to increase productivity and enhance flexibility. Many of these manufacturers seek a solution with lower paid workers by either importing them or moving manufacturing operations to low wage locations. Often this is done with disappointing results. Low labor costs are often offset by high turnover rates, low productivity, poor quality of work, high training costs, and high travel and transportation costs. An alternative solution for many manufacturers is automated ...
  • Gebara, Veronique (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1999)
    The study of the relationship between population growth and human development in Lebanon for the period between 1990 and 1997, is divided into two major parts. First, I studied the relationship between population growth and each of the four components of HDI; education, health, revenue, and freedom. The analysis showed that the relationship between population growth and education; mainly adult literacy and school enrollment, for the sample data under study remains inconclusive. According to health; calculated as the average between crude birth rate, infant mortality rate, and crude death rate, ...
  • Zgheib, Moussa (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1999)
    Throughout the war period in Lebanon, the apple refrigeration industry suffered from destruction and disorganization. After the war, the reconstruction plans did not include this industry. Therefore, a chaotic construction of small non-developed refrigerators took place in different regions based on the financial interests of the owners. Further, the quality of results in apple refrigeration was and continues to be a conflicting issue between the owners of the refrigerators and their clients. This study provides a survey and an evaluation of apple refrigeration and focuses on the gaps and short ...

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