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  • 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 ...
  • Haddad, Jessica (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2013)
    The study intend to investigate if Lebanese Ghia holding customers care if the restaurants they are visiting have an established Food Safety Management System in place, also if they feel that the restaurant they are visiting needs to have paper proof or a certificate for the food safety management system implemented in it. Moreover, the results should be clarifying if Lebanese Ghia holding customers trust a local food safety management system to be a substitute for a food safety management system with international standards. The subject is a matter of weight that can contribute in the success ...
  • Kmeid, Didier D. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2013)
    The shipping industry is a major determinant of the Lebanese trade and service sector. Shipping agencies are now aware that their employees are ever more important in sustaining competitive advantage. Provided by adequate front-line assistance, employees can greatly influence customers’ impressions about the shipping company. This study assessed the relationship between each construct of the role stressors – role ambiguity, role conflict and role overload – and job satisfaction for non-managerial employees. Role ambiguity is a state of misunderstanding a person has about his/her role’s expectations. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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