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Elizabeth Sfeir

Member since 04.02.2019



Presentation of research activity or teaching

Gender entrepreneurship has gained in popularity over the last 20 years. It is considered a driving force behind developing economies. The Middle East, known as the Sleeping Giant has created a great deal of global interest. With Lebanon, being situated at the door of the Middle East, and after surviving a civil war, Entrepreneurship has a great impact on its economy. Even though female entrepreneurship has become a current business trend, very little research has focused on the impact of gender on innovation and performance. Research in the areas of decision making, underlying factors that motivate women in the Middle East, patriarchal societies and Lebanese factors that are involved

Working themes

Education / Professional training
Economy / Employment
Civil and political rights

Populations targeted by research

Women entrepreneurs, Employed women, Youth (under 25)

Geographical sphere of activity


Specific years of work experience in gender equality


Main publications related to gender equality and women's rights

Gender and Innovation impact on firm performance of Lebanese Entrepreneurs (current work in progress - Grant received from National council of Scientific research.)

Kassab, E., & Abusalem, A. (2015). The impact of gender on entrepreneurial activity in a multicultural society: case of the Middle East. Les Editions de l’Université Antonine 2015, Lebanon. ISBN 978-9953-552-60-6

Kassab, E., & Abou Fayad, C. (2013). Impact of the female entrepreneurial activity on the economic and business development of societies: case of Arab Asian countries. Paper presented at the EBES Conference, (Rome) Italy.


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