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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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They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

Women's aspirations Association
University of Sousse
Servei Civil Internacional de Catalunya
Libya Women's Forum
Amal Wazan for women football
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes (FLDDF)
Future Association for Development - Batna
Future Foundation for Media and Culture
Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilisations
International Alliance of Women (IAW)
Turkey Disable'   s Education and Solidarity Foundation
I & P Image & Paroles
Regional Center for Dialogue and Mediation (RCMD)
Thenextwomen tunisie
Albanian Journalists Group (AJG)
Mother's School Association
Amal Association for Women and Development
Tubas Charitable Society
Union Nationale de la Femme Tunisienne (UNFT)
Saba Hamlet for Gender Equality
Soumia Boutkhil
Association Khmir Environnement et Développement
Lebanese League for Women in Business
Psycho Social Counseling Center for Women (PSCCW)
Association AGIR pour le Developpement et l'Epanouissement de la Jeunesse
Association des Femmes Tunisiennes pour la Recherche sur le Développement (AFTURD)
Alèxia Carrasco
Association Tahadi pour l'Environnement
CREAD – Research center applied economics for development
AWARE Services & Consulting
Jiwar Creation & Society
Ibsar Association for the Culture and Leisure of blind and visually handicapped people
Jurists without chains
University Hassan II Casablanca
Center for Women's Studies in Islam (CERFI)

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