Sandra Challita

Associate Professor

8. Sustainable Business and Organisations

schallita@univ-catholyon.fr

Campus Lyon - Saint Paul
10 Place des archives 69002 Lyon

Function

  • Member of Institute of Sustainable Business and Organizations, CONFLUENCE : Sciences and Humanities Research Unit - EA 1598 Lyon Catholic University
  • Research team leader, Finance research area Lyon Catholic University

Further information

Research areas

Financial development Banking diversity Cooperatives Financial performance

Teaching areas

Finance Social enterprise Quantitative methods Research methods Financial management General accounting Business and Financial math

Presentation

Sandra is a faculty member specialized in Finance at ESDES Business School in Lyon and the coordinator of the finance research area. She is also research fellow at the Euro-Mediterenean Economists Association and the coordinator of the Euro-Mediterenean Network for Economic Studies. Sandra current research focuses on structure of  financial insitutions, income inequality, financial performance and financial inclusion.
  • Chapters
    • Book chapters
      • CHALLITA, Sandra (2020). «Covid-19 in the Mediterranean and Africa: Diagnosis, Policy Responses - Lebanon». In : EMNES, Ayadi, Rym et al. (dir.), Covid-19 in the Mediterranean and Africa: Diagnosis, Policy Responses, Preliminary Assessment and Way Forward. EMNES Policy Papers series, 57-60. URL/DOI :  [+]
  • Articles
    • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
      • VERNIER, Marie-France, ARFAOUI, Nabila, CHALLITA, Sandra, LANOIE, Paul, PLOUFFE, Sylvain (2022). «Factors Influencing Profitability in Eco-design: Lessons from European and Canadian Firms». Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, 2022/0 (Prépublication). URL/DOI :  [+]
      • CHALLITA, Sandra, AURIER, Philippe, SENTIS, Patrick (2019). «Linking ownership structure and branding strategy to financial performance and stability: case of French wine cooperatives». International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 36, 3, 292-307. URL/DOI :  [+]
    • Articles in non-peer reviewed journals
      • AYADI, Rym, CHALLITA, Sandra (2020). «Lebanon, A case of a compounded crisis, A TRIS path for the Phoenix to re-emerge from the Ashes». EMNES Policy Papers series. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • AYADI, Rym, CHALLITA, Sandra, DE GROEN, Willem Pieter (2019). «Policy agenda for an inclusive job creating financial development in the southern eastern mediterenean countries,». EMNES Policy Papers series.
  • Forthcoming
    • AYADI, Rym, BEN NACEUR , Sami , CHALLITA, Sandra (forthcoming). «Does income inequality really matter for credit booms». Economic Notes.
    • VERNIER, Marie-France, ARFAOUI, Nabila, CHALLITA, Sandra, LANOIE, Paul, PLOUFFE, Sylvain (forthcoming). «Factors Influencing Profitability in Eco-design: Lessons from European and Canadian Firms». Journal of Innovation Economics and Management.
  • Communications (conferences, seminars, study days)
    • AYADI, Rym, CHALLITA, Sandra, CUCINELLI, Doriana (2022). «Cooperative banks, business models and efficiency: A stochastic frontier approach analysis». Euro Conference 2022, Association of European operational research societies (EURO), Finnish operations research society (FORS), July 2022, Helsinki, Finland.
    • CHALLITA, Sandra (2020). «Lebanon, A case of a compounded crisis, A TRIS path for the Phoenix to re-emerge from the Ashes». EMNES Virtual Annual Conference 2020 : "What Pillars for Resilience of the Socio-Economic Models Post COVID-19 Pandemic in the Mediterranean? Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies - EMNES, December 2020, France.
    • ARFAOUI, Nabila, VERNIER, Marie France, CHALLITA, Sandra, LANOIE, Paul, PLOUFFE, Sylvain (2019). «Drivers of financial profitability of ecodesign : a comparative analysis between Europe and Canada». 14ème congrès du RIODD, Excelia Business School, Laboratoire de recherche CEREGE (EA 1722), Laboratoire de recherche LIENSS (UMR 7266), EIGSI (école d'ingénieurs), September 2019, La Rochelle, France.
    • CHALLITA, Sandra (2018). «The circular relationship between credit booms and inequality». 2nd EMNES Conference : Towards an inclusive socio-economic model in the Mediterranean, Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies - EMNES, December 2018, Le Caire, Egypt.
    • AYADI, Rym, CHALLITA, Sandra (2018). «An index for diversity in the banking sector: The case of European banks». Research symposium for mutuals and building societies, Cass Business School, September 2018, Londres, Great Britain.
    • CHALLITA, Sandra (2018). «EMNES Policy conférence and scientific workshop». EMNES Policy Conference : Job Creation in the Southern Mediterranean: Perspectives and Challenges, May 2018, Amman, Jordan.
    • CHALLITA, Sandra, AYADI, Rym, BEN NACEUR, Sami (2017). «Determinants of financial development across the Mediterranean». 4th EMNES Scientific Workshop, Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), July 2017, Barcelone, Spain.
    • CHALLITA, Sandra, SENTIS, Patrick, AURIER, Philippe (2017). «Approaches of relationship lending in cooperative and investor owned thrifts: Case of the thrifts in the Us». 34th International Conference of the French Finance Association, Centre d'Études et de Recherches Appliquées à la Gestion (CERAG, EA 7521), IAE Grenoble, IUT Valence, Université Grenoble-Alpes, June 2017, Valence, France.
    • CHALLITA, Sandra, SENTIS, Patrick, AURIER, Philippe (2017). «Impact of relationship lending on financial performance and risk in credit unions in the US». 3rd ICA CCR Global Research Conference : "Developing inclusive and responsible businesses: Co-operatives in theory, policy and practice", International Co-operative Alliance, University of Stirling, June 2017, Stirling, Great Britain.
    • CHALLITA, Sandra (2016). «Linking ownership structure and branding strategy to financial performance and stability: case of French wine cooperatives». AMS 19th World Marketing Congress, Academy of Marketing Science, June 2016, Paris, France.
  • Technical expertise reports & products from standardization bodies
    • AYADI, Rym, CHALLITA, Sandra, SHAABAN, Mais (2021). Financial inclusion for the southern eastern Mediterranean countries. EMNES Study, 129 p. URL/DOI :  [+]
  • Popularization & dissemination of research
    • (2019) «Situation économique au Liban». Chronique "L'éco expliquée par l'ESDES", 5 décembre, December 2019, Radio RCF, Lyon, France.
    • (2019) «Le développement financier». Chronique "L'éco expliquée par l'ESDES", 2 mai, May 2019, Radio RCF, Lyon, France.
    • (2018) «L'inclusion financière». Chronique "L'éco expliquée par l'ESDES", 20 septembre, September 2018, Radio RCF, Lyon, France.
  • Coordination of scientific events
    • Coordination of the conference "International Workshop on Financial System Architecture and Stability, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), Spain, 2021
  • Scientific collaborations
    • Responsibilities in learned societies
      • Since 2020, Research Fellow EMEA, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), Spain
  • Editorial activities
    • Member of editorial boards
      • 2022, Special Issue: CSR in question, Revue Interdisciplinaire Management, Homme et Entreprise (RIMHE)
  • Stays in foreign laboratories
    • 01/05/2015 - 05/06/2015, Research trip, HEC Montréal, Canada
  • Academic background
    • 2016 PhD in Management Sciences, Impact de la structure de propriété sur les stratégies de marché et la performance et le risque financiers : Une approche multisectorielle (impact or ownership structure on performance, risk and market strategies : a multisectoral approach), Université de Montpellier, France
    • 2012 Masters in Finance, Université Paris Dauphine - PSL, France
    • 2011 Master 1, Finance, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris 1, France
    • 2010 Bachelor, Business administration, Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), Lebanon
  • Prizes & distinctions
    • 2012 - 2015 Contrat doctoral, Labex entreprendre, Université de Montpellier, France
  • Educational responsibilities and professional experiences
    • Since 2021 Network coordinator, Euro Mediterenean Network for Economic studies (EMNES), Spain
    • Since 2020 EMEA Research Fellow, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA)
  • Teachings
    • 2019 - 2021 Financial Management, ESDES, France
    • 2019 - 2021 Financial Math, ESDES, France
    • 2019 - 2021 Research Methods, ESDES, France
    • 2018 - 2021 Social Enterprise, ESDES, France
    • 2017 - 2021 Finance, ESDES, France
    • 2017 - 2021 Statistiques, ESDES, France
    • 2013 - 2017 Finance, Université de Montpellier, France
  • Languages
    • French - Able to teach
    • English - Able to teach
    • Arabic - Able to teach