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FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & ECONOMICS

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & ECONOMICS

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  • Saliba, Stephanie (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022-06)
    Purpose: This research aims to shed light on key potential variables affecting the Lebanese recycling intentions and behaviors. It tries to reveal the mediation role that intention plays between these variables and the recycling behavior. It also studies the moderating role that the government and the presence of appropriate infrastructure might play in encouraging eco-friendly Behaviors. Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative data was collected from 317 participants through a questionnaire shared with participants on different social media platforms. The relationship between Attitude, Social ...
  • Tazian, Arine Varoujean (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    In this thesis, we will merge into the Lebanese Agriculture Sector, specifically the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. Study to search excellence in the agriculture and find solutions in making this sector more performant and competitive. This topic was driven by concerns from farmers in our village, Anjar (Bekaa), seeking to make profit from their crops. Unfortunately, the farmers in Lebanon do not have any government support and at the end of the season, if their crops survive they sell them at very low prices to commissioners and not directly to the shops. In order to study the agriculture sector in ...
  • Zakhour, Rayan Joseph (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2013)
    As the world is in an accelerating transformation towards sustainable development, the Lebanese population seems to be concerned about the environment and ready to invest in sustainable buildings. This study assessed the understanding on the sustainability among the Lebanese population and checked to which extent they are ready to invest in green buildings. The research was conducted online using an online survey engine and reached more than 400 respondents all over the Lebanese territory in a descriptive and experimental approach. The results were analyzed using the SPSS statistical package and ...
  • Rizk, Daniel (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    The main purpose of this study is to show the importance of building a sales team in the business, and how crucial it is to maintain a solid commercial strategy, accurately tailored and professionally supervised, driving the company to success. This study summarizes the results of Radisson beauty s.a.r.l starting with its formation, and the different processes that the company took to create a well-organized and successful sales team. Throughout this process, each member of the sales team was required to submit a questionnaire and was deeply interviewed to assess his progress, the collected ...
  • Sleilaty, Naji (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    Money transferred by Lebanese immigrants represents a significant percentage of total deposits at banks of GDP. There is therefore a need to study the effect of these remittances. The aim of the thesis is to assess the effect and contribution of the international Lebanese Diaspora on the Lebanese economy. Primary and secondary data were analyzed to back up the argument that there is misuse of remittances, and that corrective actions are required. The study found that the highest relation is between remittances flow and private sector deposits and the weakest relation is between remittances and ...
  • Ghaoui, Jessica Melhem (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    Contracting overseas construction projects is usually considered a “high risk business”, mostly because of a lack of adequate overseas environmental information and overseas construction experience. Managing risk is one of the primary objectives of firms operating internationally, nevertheless, the treatment of risk and uncertainty in the international management firm vary in their use of those terms and tend to look at particular categories of risk. In recent years, owners and contractors have aggressively pursued international business opportunities and projects, but in the face of the ...
  • Eid, Frederick Atef (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    The following paper was written to reflect a research done in the Lebanese Top Industry Workplace. The Aim was to determine the Effective Leadership Behavior in the Contemporary Lebanese Organizations by studying the Leaders' style, the Employees' desirability for motivational factors, and the interplay between the Leader's Behavior and Follower's response. The following three research questions were addressed: (1) Is the Manager's Transformational Leadership Style related to Demographic or Psychographic Variables. (2) Is the Follower's Behavioral Desirability for Competency, Selflessness, ...
  • Elias, Joelle (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    The American Foulbrood (AFB) disease is one of the most serious bee diseases affecting the brood, and causing substantial damage to apiaries. The misuse of antibiotics by beekeepers in order to treat AFB has led to elevated antibiotic residues in Lebanon honey products, constituting one of the major trade barriers affecting export activities to the EU territories. The occurrence of the AFB disease is common in Lebanon. In fact, 53% of the Lebanese beekeepers are suffering from AFB infection with an annual loss 1.7% of their colonies. In an attempt to eradicate this disease, beekeepers are using ...
  • Farah, Ronald (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2007)
    We are living in a world full of relentless change due to the vast effects of globalization. Thus, it is essential to think ahead and be part of this ongoing transformation. This initiative falls within the BLOM bank's vision to be everybody's bank for life and spread services far and wide where it is needed around the globe. Despite the difficult economic and political situation looming over Lebanon since 2005 and beyond the general banking risk that BLOM Bank is exposed to, the bank's strategy is still to grow and increase its earning power through expansion, increase in assets, and maximization ...
  • El Hajj, Jad Hanna (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2007)
    In the middle of an unstable region and an ongoing fierce competition among companies in order to gain market share and develop further. A question arise on how can a Lebanese company like Medicals International, which deals with selling and marketing health care items related to ophthalmology and dentistry remain ahead in the business and increase its sales numbers, thus; generating profits? Would its penetration of a foreign market like ban give it this advantage? If so, what are the steps that this company needs to adopt in order to gain a success story in the Islamic Republic? The experience ...
  • Semaan, Charbel Youssef (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2007)
    The food service industry is booming in a very high speed these last few years and it is becoming more and more important and we see a lot of competitors in this field. One of the most important companies in the world is Catering Inc. this company is international and we see it in more than 80 countries around the world, one of its expansion is in Lebanon where it distributes healthy and prepared food for Universities and hospitals. As Mm-MBA student and a former worker in this company, we intended to develop this project with the hope of being a good example for an international ...
  • Bteich, Marion (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2015)
    Purpose: this study explores the impact of terrorism on daily Brent crude oil returns and volatility. From mid-1987 till end of 2013, we examine how successful terrorist attacks with high and low intensity and carried out in the most oil-dependent Middle Eastern and African countries affect Brent dynamics. We also investigate the degree to which attacks against oil businesses and facilities play a role in altering Brent returns and affecting their fluctuations. Design/methodology/approach: we gathered from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) all the daily terrorist attacks performed against ...
  • Raad, Marise Youssef (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    Climate change is without any doubt the most critical environmental issue of the twenty first century (Orsato, 2009). Buildings have a huge environmental impact: they generate GHG emissions, consume energy, water, and raw materials. Managers of firms working in the building sector take important decisions by choosing whether to build green or not. The thesis aims to study the effect of firms’ resources and capabilities (R&C) on managers’ environmental perceptions. Also, the effect of these variables on the environmental pro-activeness of firm managers is examined. The study model, designed by ...
  • Chahine, Mark (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2015)
    Purpose: This paper aims to evaluate manager’s beliefs of what actions or practices are important during a crisis, and to evaluate their actions to test for the consistency between beliefs and performance in Lebanon. This will help assess how managers categorize diverse practices to formulate their crisis management beliefs and actions in hotels in Lebanon. Design/methodology/approach: the methodology applied used the quantitative approach of a positivist ontological and epistemological stance. The model that was employed was that of Importance-performance analysis to evaluate decision makers’ ...
  • Tangoukian, Antranig (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2015)
    Purpose: this research attempts to investigate the perception of Cimenterie Nationale’s S.A.L employees about four different categories of training attributes (quality of training, benefits, personal commitment and level of satisfaction) and to examine the existence of potential variation of perception with respect to demographic variables, such as age, education level and years of work experience of the different respondents. Design/methodology/approach: this research is a case study using multimethodological approach for data gathering, with qualitative and quantitative tools. The philosophical ...
  • Ghannam, Carla Ghannam (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008)
    Byblos Bank, in compliance with its policy to expand its activities overseas and especially in the Middle East region, is planning to open the soonest, a branch of the bank in Qatar. Maintaining the highest levels of group safety, the increasing challenge in technology and creating the most suitable nature of offices, are the major concerns of Byblos Bank. Plan, coordinate and execute the opening of Byblos Bank Qatar, and empower it with a secured and group compliant banking system that meets its needs, are crucial for its expansion. The objective of this projects is to provide a smooth opening ...
  • Nseir, Albert (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022-07)
    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the variables affecting house prices in Lebanon in the long run and the short run. Design/ Methodology/ Approach: To answer the above question, data collected is a monthly one covering second half of the year 2013 until February 2021. The dependent variable is average housing price, while independent variables include employment index, construction permits, non-resident deposits, interest rate, CPI, and coincident indicators. The autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) model is applied for the long run and the error correction model (ECM) is ...
  • Maroun, Edgard Jean (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008)
    Establishes in 2001, PowerMeMobile, a mobile solution and service provider segment its activity under three main divisions, Solutions, Value-Added services (VAS) and Retail Messaging, commonly known as Bulk SMS business. In the past two years, PowerMeMobile focused on escalating its position as a key Solutions and VAS partner to mobile network operators. PowerMeMobile's flagship product is MessageManager, a platform designed for mobile operators to enable PC-to-Mobile messaging. This helped PowerMeMobile to gain lot of expertise and become recognized as reliable solution provider and messaging ...
  • Khairallah El Maalouf Aji, Soha (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008)
    Global competition and increasing customer awareness have made the quality as the key indicator for customer requirements and satisfaction as well as a success factor to achieve competitive advantage. Under these circumstances, companies try to become quality leadership companies and start to implement certain quality management approaches. Consequently, this research analyzes the production processes of a Lebanese company- SecurSofiware- operating in the information technology industry and facing deficiencies in its software production management. The objective of this research is to ...
  • Karam, Cynthia (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008)
    International migration is one of the major constituents that determine the size and structure of a population. By its very nature, international migration connects populations across boundaries and thus has impacts beyond any specific country. It has shaped the worldwide human and economic globalization trends. Nowadays, more people are residing or permanently settling outside their country of origin, as human talent has become a key economic sought resource and a basis for innovation in science, technology, business, arts and other activities. This new given mobility offers countries a ...

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