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SOB - Scholarly Publications

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SOB - Scholarly Publications

 

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  • Ramadan, Zahy; Farah, Maya F.; El Essrawi, Lea
    The trend of incorporating assistive conversational agents into people's lives has followed the unprecedented expansion in the usage of artificial intelligence (AI). Amazon, in particular, has been a key trendsetter in ...
  • Jizi, Mohammad
    Despite knowing the potential effect of social reporting on firms' continuity, there is limited research into the influence of the composition of boards of directors on CSR disclosure. This paper adds to the emerging CSR ...
  • Nehme, Rabih; Jizi, Mohammad
    Purpose The quality of financial reporting for the financial institutions is vital for the public, as the negative consequences of manipulated financial statements will not only affect shareholders but also the regulators’ ...
  • Jizi, Mohammad Issam; Nehme, Rabih
    Purpose There is a growing attention toward the importance of women’s participation on corporate boards in enhancing board governance and decision-making quality. The literature lacks sufficient empirical evidence on the ...
  • Jizi, Mohammad; Nehme, Rabih
    Purpose This paper aims to examine whether CEO/chair dual roles influence board monitoring-audit fees nexus. The impact of corporate governance on audit fees literature is lacking in the banking sector, which is subject ...
  • Alnakhli, Hayam; Singh, Rakesh; Agnihotri, Raj; Itani, Omar S.
    Purpose This study aims to investigate salespersons’ self-monitoring and its effect on adaptive selling behavior. As salespeople are constantly facing different customers with various needs and want and engaging in a ...
  • Itani, Omar S.
    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand the role of identity-based relationships, customer brand identification and peer identification, in driving customer outcomes including customer experiential hedonic ...
  • Marrouch, Walid; Sayour, Nagham (CIRANO, )
    This note provides preliminary evidence on the determinants of the COVID-19 infection and death cases using a sample of 217 countries and territories. We control for a number of country characteristics. These include GDP ...
  • Fakih, Ali; Makdissi, Paul; Marrouch, Walid; Tabri, Rami V.; Yazbeck, Myra (IZA, Institute of Labor Economics, )
    This paper uses the 2013 World Value Survey, as well as the 2016 and 2018 waves of the Arab Barometer, to analyze the dynamics of trust in public institutions in Lebanon. It finds strong evidence that confidence in most ...
  • Fakih, Ali; Makdissi, Paul; Marrouch, Walid; Tabri, Rami V.; Yazbeck, Myra
    Stochastic dominance comparisons of distributions based on ordinal data arise in many areas of economics. This paper develops a testing procedure for such comparisons under survey sampling from large finite populations ...
  • Baalbaki, Rayan; Marrouch, Walid
    This note examines the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis for municipal solid waste in 33 OECD countries between 1995 and 2012. Wang's (2013) flexible polynomial model is utilized. The results show that there exists ...
  • Marrouch, Walid; Mourad, Jana
    This paper explores how gasoline prices affect the sales of new and used cars in Lebanon. Using a rich dataset on monthly imported cars from 2000 to 2016, a vector autoregressive analysis is used to model different consumer ...
  • Benchekroun, Hassan; Marrouch, Walid; Chaudhuri, Amrita Ray
    While an international agreement over the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions proves to be elusive, there is a large and growing support for investment in developing more effective technologies to adapt to climate ...
  • Kayalica, Ozgur; Cagatay, Selim; Mihci, Hakan (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, )
  • Harakeh, Mostafa
    This study exploits the mandatory adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as an exogenous shock to the corporate information environment to examine how the constraining effect of dividend policy on ...
  • Messarra, Leila Canaan; Karkoulian, Silva; El-Farr, Hadi
    Changing business practices and global market demands are placing intense pressure for more intelligent buildings. Since employees are influenced by their physical and work place environment, the purpose of this research ...
  • Itani, Omar S.; El Haddad, Rania; Kalra, Ashish
    Drawing on social exchange theory, the current study examines new drivers and their associated processes of customer engagement. In spirit, the study tests the direct and indirect impacts of the extraversion–introversion ...
  • Itani, Omar S.; Agnihotri, Raj; Dingus, Rebecca
    This paper examines the use of social media by business-to-business (B2B) salespeople to assist in their job functions. The authors propose that a salesperson's attitude toward social media usefulness, as well as a ...
  • Itani, Omar S.; Jaramillo, Fernando; Paesbrugghe, Bert
    Service businesses are increasingly facing more demanding customers as a result of a shift in power from the service providers' side to the customers' side. Related literature predominantly examines the negative side of ...
  • Itani, Omar S.; Inyang, Aniefre Eddie
    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the relations between salespeople’s empathy and listening behaviour and the relationship quality (RQ) customers have with their banks, taking into consideration the moderating ...

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