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  • Melki, Jad P.; Mallat, Sarah E.
    This study examines why female journalists in an Arab country continue to be marginalized. It hypothesized that a set of interrelated factors, pertaining to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and the lack of a legally ...
  • Melki, Jad; Kozman, Claudia
    Using the Syrian war as a case study, this article examines the theoretical frameworks of media dependency and selective exposure during the war. Through a survey of 2,192 Syrians living in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and ...
  • Melki, Jad; Hitti, Eveline
    The study examined gender-based discrimination facing Arab women journalists and news managers, especially in their pursuit of leadership positions. It assessed how domestic pressures, gender norms, and corporate policies ...
  • sibai, sawsan
  • Nieroda, Marzena E.; Mrad, Mona; Solomon, Micheal R.
    Hybrid products, as exemplified by Apple or Fitbit wearables, claim features of different product categories (i.e., a technology and a fashion item). As these products develop, marketers find it challenging to position and ...
  • Mrad, Mona; Chi Cui, Charles
    While compulsive buying and brand addiction are both addictive consumption, little is known about how they jointly impact on consumers. This research demonstrates that compulsive buying and brand addiction are distinct ...
  • Ramadan, Zahy B.
    Marketing has evolved from being mainly transactional based to relationship driven. As social media platforms facilitated a two-way communication channel between brands and consumers, they also made it possible for brands ...
  • Mrad, Mona; Chi Cui, Charles
    Purpose: This paper aims to develop a definition of brand addiction and a valid brand addiction scale (BASCALE). Design/methodology/approach The authors used focus-group results to define brand addiction and generate ...
  • Chi Cui, Charles; Mrad, Mona; Hogg, Margaret K.
    Brand addiction is one of the most important ways that consumers engage with brands. Other types of consumer-brand relationships include brand attachment, brand love, brand loyalty, brand passion and brand trust. This study ...
  • Karkoulian, Silva; Srour, Jordan; Messarra, Leila Canaan
    Purpose Engaged employees are a critical asset in any business. This is largely because engaged employees tend to proffer innovative solutions to complex problems in the workplace. The purpose of this paper is to examine ...
  • Harakeh, Mostafa; Matar, Ghida; Sayour, Nagham
    The literature of financial economics documents a causal relationship between the level of information asymmetry in the firm and its dividend policy. The agency theory and the pecking order theory show that the problem of ...
  • Harakeh, Mostafa; Lee, Edward; Walker, Martin
    We exploit the mandatory adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as a source of exogenous shock to the corporate financial information environment to study the potential effect that this information ...
  • Al-Shaer, Habiba; Harakeh, Mostafa
    We exploit the effectiveness of the Davies Report (2011), which urged FTSE 350 companies to increase female representation on corporate boards to examine the potential effect that this may have on the gender pay differential ...
  • Harakeh, Mostafa; El-Gammal, Walid; Matar, Ghida
    This study examines the effect of the exogenous increase in the presence of female directors on FTSE350 corporate boards in the UK, as mandated by the Davies Report (2011), on the association between earnings management ...
  • Harakeh, Mostafa; Lee, Edward; Walker, Martin
    We examine the potential for IFRS to influence the market for SEOs in the UK and France. The divergence between the UK domestic accounting standards and IFRS is minor (low-divergence firms) whereas domestic accounting ...
  • El Khoury, Ghada; Salameh, Pascale
    Background Worldwide, one in three women has unmet family planning (FP) needs because of difficulties in accessing or using contraceptives. In Lebanon, information from the scientific literature on the national prevalence ...
  • Unknown author
    This study explored the perceived role of academic deans in three private universities in Lebanon. The inquiry, based on four research questions, focused on the academic deans, department chairpersons, and faculty members’ ...
  • Joseph, Sayah
  • Habchi, Wassim; Bair, Scott
    Numerical models for thermal elastohydrodynamic lubricated contacts of steel surfaces have always employed a value for the thermal conductivity of steel corresponding to its soft annealed alloy state. However, steel in ...