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

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rustom, Gilbert Stephan (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2006)
  • Mghames, Hanady S. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2019)
    Purpose–The purpose of this thesis is to develop a conceptual model that connects factors affecting students’ enrollment in Higher Education Institutions and evaluates the extent to which these factors are influencing institutions’ Value at Risk (VaR). Design/methodology/approach–Structural PCA modeling was employed in this study to examine the association of institutions’ admissions and different influence parameters, and to derive corresponding VaR as a measure of financial risks. Questionnaires were also completed by Grade Ten students of eight different high schools, prior and post orientation ...
  • Abi Loutfi, Joelle (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2019-05)
    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to empirically test the level of interdependence between three major assets: Gold, crude oil and USD index in terms of the return volatility spillover effects. This helps investors managing their portfolios and provides them with sense of direction on how to use these assets in portfolio diversification leading to a risk reduction benefits. Design/methodology/approach: Gold, oil and USD index volatilities are estimated using EGARCH (1, 1) model after detecting the stationarity and heteroskedasticity of the sample using the following diagnostic tests: Augmented ...
  • 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 ...

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