The year at a glance
We are proud that our faculty members continue to make a significant research impact on multiple fronts and in a variety of relevant topics, not only to the region, but also at a global level. In 2019, the OSB faculty kept their research momentum marking their presence, in prestigious publication outlets. Issues tackled in the 2019 research included helping companies to make smart investments, develop their intellectual capital, work more inclusively and responsibly, target unique and hard-to-reach consumer subcultures, manage leadership succession, cope with business functioning in war-torn societies, transform e-government services, and deal with complexities within family businesses, among many other pertinent topics.
The above accomplishments are in line with our mission to “enable world-class business research, learning and knowledge transfer from OSB's authoritative anchor point within the MENA region". The research produced by our faculty continues to be ranked and recognized as being of the highest level of excellence, often among the top 10% in terms of research quality. Such quality did not go unnoticed as several of the research contributions won international awards for excellence by independent external associations and research organizations.
We recognize that the year 2020 is extremely challenging at multiple fronts including the financial predicament affecting Lebanon and the COVID-19 global crisis. Still, we remain confident that OSB faculty will remain committed to producing the highest quality publications with significant impact, locally, regionally, and globally.
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