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Browsing Theses and Dissertations by Author "Notre Dame University-Louaize. Graduate Division"

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mehanna, Charbel (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2010)
    Nowadays, the whole world is facing a global climate change due to GHG emissions. Transportation is the second source of air pollution in the world. This thesis is treating the green consumerism within the automotive industry. Specifically, it assesses the factors that influence the willingness of consumers in Lebanon to buy a "green" car in an attempt to reduce air pollution and therefore climate change. This study is an environmental economic study in that it uses a Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) and assesses Willingness to Pay (WTP) of consumers for environmental protection. In addition, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Al Sharif, Farah (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022)
    Purpose: This study investigates the impact of earnings management on financial performance and the market liquidity for a sample of UK seasoned equity offerings (SEOs) between 2000 and 2020. This study also examines the occurrence of earnings management activities and their impact on market liquidity and financial performance around crucial events such as IFRS, the financial crisis, and Brexit. Design/methodology/approach: The sample consists of all UK SEOs, excluding financial industries, between the 1st of January 2000 and the 31st of December 2020. Univariate and multivariate analyses are ...
  • Hamade, Hazar (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2021-04)
    Purpose - The banking sector in many MENA countries has recognized noticeable bank consolidation, which has dropped the number of banks and raised market concentration. This might raise questions about the impact of such increase in concentration on the soundness of the banking sector and consequently on the financial stability. Therefore, this study examines the impact of concentration on the financial stability of MENA banking sectors. Design/Methodology/Approach – the study adopts the FM-OLS panel method on 15 MENA banking sectors covering the period 1996-2016. Findings – ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Balmanian, Alvart Garabed (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2018)
    Purpose: This study investigates whether managers withdraw from a M&A deal once they observe a negative cumulative abnormal return. Moreover, it assesses whether their decision changes with respect to factors such as the listing status of the firm, its macro industry, and target size. Design/methodology/approach: Using a sample of 767 M&A US deals over the period 2005-2014 and applying an Event Study methodology, Cumulative Abnormal Returns (CAR) are calculated and introduced in a Logit model to assess the above mentioned matter. Findings: Results show that managers do listen to the market ...
  • Nehme, Romeo G. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2017)
    Purpose - the thesis will be studying and analyzing the financial and stock market in the presence of Islamic finance in Asia as a first step and in the Saudi Arabian market as a second step, before overlooking the status of the Lebanese Islamic banks. Design/methodology/approach: after defining Islamic finance and explaining its laws and regulations and the instruments used, Islamic finance will be compared to conventional finance. The results will be based on data collected from both: - Islamic and non-Islamic financial markets (Asian countries) during, before and after the financial ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Bou Abdo, Celine (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2017)
    Purpose: The objective of this thesis is to estimate and compare the capital requirements of an SME portfolio belonging to a Lebanese Commercial Bank under different regulatory frameworks, Basel I, Basel II and Basel III, in addition to illustrating the calculation of the capital adequacy ratio to comply with the requirements of BDL and BCCL. Design/methodology/approach: The sample used consists of a portfolio of loans granted by a Lebanese commercial bank to 1,099 different clients as of June 30, 2017. The study aims first at demonstrating the several approaches (Standardized Approach, IRB ...
  • Haddad, Omar (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2020-05)
    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and assess the predictive ability of the GARCH (1,1), IGARCH (1,1), EGARCH (1,1), GJR-GARCH (1,1), APARCH (1,1), TGARCH (1,1) and CGARCH (1,1) models in forecasting the volatilities of six major cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ripple, Litecoin, Monero, Dash, Dogecoin and six world currencies: Euro, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, Swiss Franc and the Japanese Yen. The optimal volatility model selected for each virtual and hard currency is then integrated into the Volatility Update Historical Simulation approach to evaluate the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Daou, Rima (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2020)
    Purpose – This paper investigates the impact of liquidity risk management and credit risk management on the accounting and market performances of banks operating in the MENA region. It also studies the effect of the interaction between both types of risk management, mentioned above, on the accounting and market performances of the same sample of commercial banks. Design/methodology/approach – Panel Data regression analysis is performed on a sample of 51 commercial banks in the countries of MENA region during the period 2010-2018. Data is retrieved from Thomson Reuters Eikon data stream and ...
  • 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 ...

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