Are the Lebanese Firms Coping with the Global Pressure?

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Victor Bahhouth Ph.D., Associate Director of BIS studies and Professor of Finance (Creator)
Dr. Christopher Ziemnowicz, Magellan Exchange Liaison and Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Almost all business activities in Lebanon take the form of family owned small business type. Lebanon took advanced steps on globalization issues and entered into open trading activities, which makes its firms subject to global competition. In developed nation, small businesses are facing these challenges by lowering their cost, improving quality and adopting sophisticated high technology. Logistic strategies are one way these firms are using to overcome these challenges. The purpose of this paper is to explore the use and the role of logistic strategies by small businesses in Lebanon. It will focus on the way these businesses are adopting with the global requirements. Results showed evidence that the Lebanese small businesses exhibited a little use logistic strategies, which put them on a competitive disadvantage in facing the global challenges.

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International Journal of Business and Public Administration 10.2 (Fall 2013)
Language: English
Date: 2013
Lebanon, Small Business, Global Requirements, Logistic Regression, Logistic Strategies, Technologies, Logistic Integration, Logistic Orientation, Supply Chain

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