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FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & ECONOMICS

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & ECONOMICS

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  • Nehme, Tamara (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2015)
    Purpose -- the objective of this thesis is to empirically test the level of interdependence across commodity markets in terms of return volatility spillover, namely, corn, wheat, soybeans and soybeans oil, and to uncover the impact of macroeconomic announcements on the measurement of integration among those commodities. This will help us to investigate the extent to which different agricultural commodities can be considered as an asset class and to determine whether portfolio diversification across different agricultural commodities can still lead to risk reduction benefits, in light of the ...
  • Hawi, Lara (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-05)
    Purpose: This thesis aims to analyze the digital marketing tactics used by marketing specialists at Lebanese Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to identify the most effective practices for increasing volunteerism, expanding the audience, and attracting donors. Research Method: The study used qualitative research, conducting in-depth interviews with five experienced marketing specialists working for CSOs. Findings: Social media, email, and content marketing tactics are effective in engaging more volunteers, expanding the audience base, and attracting funds from international donors. Search ...
  • Jbara, Adib Mamdouh (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008)
    Among the many schools in Lebanon, there has been a growing trend for some schools to adopt a new type of Baccalaureate in Lebanon-the International Baccalaureate. This phenomena warrants an investigation especially since the educational system in Lebanon already has a Baccalaureate program. In order to be able to better understand the reasons behind the implementation of a foreign baccalaureate like the International baccalaureate, we must first consider the qualifications of each Baccalaureate program. this study sought to detail both the International and Lebanese baccalaureates and then ...
  • Salloum, Tania Boutros (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008)
    Changes have been the password of the healthcare industry for the last three decades. It is known that the healthcare field is affected by three factors: quality, cost and operations (standard of care). These three factors are affecting each other and they are in constant change. Customer demand for better quality of care and safe patient care is increasing; new technologies and medical innovation are emerging every minute. Therefore change is inevitable in a modern healthcare system if standards of patient care are to be maintained and improved. In all businesses and in the healthcare ...
  • El-Hachem, Lea (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-05)
    This study examined the right of Persons with Disabilities in the context of Lebanon. The purpose of the study was to analyze and examine reasons behind not employing Persons with Disabilities and the abidance of companies operating in Lebanon in relation to the 220/2000 Law. Accessibility costs, open-mindedness of recruiters, and the centralization of decisions were studied in relation to lack of employability of PWDs. More than 200 participants and subjects were recruited in a snowball sample and answered two questionnaires. Results were analyzed and calculated in a Correlation and Regression ...
  • Khalil, Rana (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-05)
    Purpose - This research aims to explore the various factors that impact the job satisfaction of employees working in NGOs operating across the Lebanese territory. Moreover, this thesis will study the relationship between demographics, salary, promotion opportunities, relationship with colleagues, relationship with supervisors, work environment, meaningfulness, and job autonomy with job satisfaction. The purpose is for these findings to be useful for business owners and organizational leaders in understanding how to make sure that all the previously listed aspects work to improve the job ...
  • Al Sayah, Elie (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-03)
    The modern business world is becoming more and more concentrated on entrepreneurship and financial freedom. Therefore, leadership is becoming a growing priority for executives and managers. The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of transformational leadership on startup development while taking into consideration employee performance as an important driver in the Lebanese context. Results from a sample of 132 individuals working in different startups demonstrate that the more transformational leadership practices are implemented, the more employees perform efficiently to ...
  • Finianos, Roben Robert (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-04)
    Purpose: The purpose of this research is to assess the factors that affect the intention to use cryptocurrency and the acceptance of this new technology as a financial tool in the Lebanese market. Design/methodology/approach: We will be using a structured survey to a sample of Lebanese citizens holding a university degree. The sample for the research will include at least 120 financially literate participants. we will be using a quantitative method based on the distribution of questionnaires and results will be analyzed on SPSS in order to study the relationship between variables. Findings: ...
  • Hanna, Sarah (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-04)
    Purpose: This research aims to evaluate the effect of eleven sub-variables under Attitude, Subjective Norms, and Perceived Behavioral Control on the over the counter (OTC) medicine purchasing behavior of Lebanese consumers. The study will also examine the mediating role of intention in determining consumer behavior. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire was developed and shared with 272 respondents through social media platforms. Quantitative data was collected to investigate the effect of Attitude, Social Norms, and Perceived Behavioral Control on consumer Intention and Behavior. Results ...
  • 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 ...
  • Donerian, Aren (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-02)
    Organizational structure and corporate governance are two interrelated strategies that improve companies’ performance and contribute to its growth, expansion, and stability. Mainly, after the COVID-19 widespread, companies in Lebanon, especially SMEs and startups fell short in meeting their requirements because they lacked sufficient organizational structure, planning, and contingency plan. Therefore, this thesis has identified the multi-factors of SMEs, organizational structure, corporate governance, and how Lebanese SMEs dealt with the situation during COVID-19. Accordingly, the thesis adopted ...
  • Radwan, Tarek Ghazi (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-03)
    It is said, any newly implemented system will have some challenges to encounter and tune. In this research study, we did address the students’ experience and satisfaction with the newly implemented hybrid learning system in distressed countries like Lebanon where different challenges are more significant due to the lack of proper IT infrastructure, poor internet connection, and challenging economic conditions. The aim of this study is to determine the level of students’ satisfaction with the implemented hybrid learning system within the Lebanese private sector universities and to explore the key ...
  • 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 ...
  • Saad, Rana Elie (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    Nowadays, business is not just about making profit; it involves optimizing resources in order to maximize stakeholders’ benefits. Today’s global market relies on Multinational Corporations (MNC) whose ever-increasing impact on global economy made their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies more open to public scrutiny. The media, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and activist groups have constantly questioned activities of MNCs in developing countries, particularly with regard to issues such as forced labor, bribery, and so on. This present study focuses on these MNCs’ CSR practices ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rizk, Tracy Raef (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022-11)
    Purpose – The purpose of this study is to identify to what extent employees are engaged at work using five significant independent variables despite the financial, economic and pandemic crises that Lebanon is going through today. Design/methodology/approach – The study is survey-based, questionnaires are distributed to the frontline bank employees and the data will be collected from Byblos Bank branches across Lebanon. The sample for the study will include 205 Byblos Bank staff (Including managers and employees). The study will be conducted as a positivist approach. Findings – The study results ...
  • 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 ...

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