Bassam Charif Hamdar is the Chairman of the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the American University of Science and Technology, in Beirut. He worked at several universities and industries in Lebanon.
Dr. Hamdar has currently been appointed the commissioning editor of the World Journal of Social Science Research(WJSSR), which is published by Scholink Inc. of 445.Figueora Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.
Dr. Hamdar holds a BA in Business Administration from the Lebanese American University (LAU) formerly known as Beirut University College (BUC) (1981); an MS in applied economics from the American University of Beirut (1984); and a Ph.D. in applied and international economics from Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA. Furthermore, he pursued a post–doctoral at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA (1991) in the area of agricultural policy and forestry.
Dr. Hamdar has published several refereed papers in various journals in the areas of Agri-Economics, Management, and Marketing; he also participated and chaired several local, regional and international conferences.
Economics, Applied Economics Studies in Lebanon (Water Resources, Optimization Techniques, Lebanese Agro-industry, Lebanese Economy, Econometrics, …), Management, Marketing, and Human Resources.
Refereed Journal Papers Published
Bassam Hamdar, Ehab Aridi, Rawad Mroueh (2018). THE ECONOMICS OF SEARCH ENGINE VISIBILITY AND ITS RELATION TO BRAND PERCEPTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR LEBANESE CONSUMERS. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM), vol 6, No.4, April issue.
Bassam Charif Hamdar, Jessica Antonios Le Port, Basima Dana, Jinane Mneimneh (2018). Economic and Behavioral Assessment of Motivation Factors of Lebanese Monetary Donors to Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 11-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ijebo.20180601.12
Bassam Hamdar, Halim Masri (2018). THE ECONOMICS OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AS A HEURISTIC APPROACH FOR CONSUMPTION: THE CASE OF THE LEBANESE BODYBUILDING INDUSTRY. ” International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM), vol 6, No.4, April issue
Zaraket Wael, Bassam Hamdar, Hussin Hejase, & Liana Hagopian (2018). “Modeling the economic benefits of employee Motivation and Job Satisfaction in the Lebanese family businesses”. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM), vol 6, No.3, March issue.
Hejase, H. J., El Skaff, D. Hamdar, B. & Hejase, A. J. (2017). Trauma Awareness and Education in Lebanon: An Exploratory Study. The Journal of Middle East and North Africa Sciences, 3(10), 8-31.
Hamdar, Bassam, and Sandy El Sabe (2017). “The Lebanese people’s perception of the Non-Governmental Organizations”. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM), vol 5, No. 8, 15th Aug issue.
Hamdar, Bassam, Rana Najjar, and Kamel Karameh (2017). “The Lebanese Perception of the Impact of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on the National Economy “Journal of Economics and Public Finance (JEPF), Vol. 3, No. 3, September, 2017.
Hamdar, Bassam, Khaled Hamdan, and Hala Kinawi (2017). “The Economic Implications of Enforcing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the Arab Region” International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management ((IJECM), vol 5, No.7, July 15.
Hussin J. Hejase, Bassam Hamdar (2017). “Assessment of the Relationship between Managers’ Emotional Intelligence and Employees’ Motivation” Journal of Middle East and North Africa Sciences (JMENAS), vol.3 (4), April issue.
Hamdar, Bassam (1993). The Relationship Between Agricultural Policy and Forestry in the Southern Region of the United States. New York- London: Garland Publishing.