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Browsing Theses and Dissertations by Author "Menassa, Elie, Ph.D."

Browsing Theses and Dissertations by Author "Menassa, Elie, Ph.D."

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  • 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- ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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