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Assist Prof Dr. Yosra Ridha Ben Said, Intelligent systems, Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at University of Sfax, Tunisia

Dr. Yosra Ridha Ben Said is a seasoned academic specializing in Management Sciences and Finance. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences with a specialization in Finance from El-Manar University, FSEG Tunis. Her research focus includes behavioral models, financial assets evaluation, and applications in emerging markets. With extensive teaching experience, Dr. Ben Said has served as a Permanent Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences in Sfax. She has also been involved in training programs covering machine learning, fintech, communication, and technical analysis, showcasing her commitment to continuous learning and professional development.



Ph.D. in Management Sciences with a specialization in Finance

  • Institution: El-Manar University, FSEG Tunis
  • Research Laboratory: LaREMFiQ
  • Thesis Title: “Momentum and Evaluation of Financial Assets by Behavioral Models: An Application in the Context of Emerging Markets”
  • Defense Date: September 25, 2010
  • Honors: Highest Honors

Master’s Degree in Finance

  • Institution: El Manar University, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Tunis
  • Thesis Title: “Real Options: Managerial Flexibility and Resource Allocation Strategy”
  • Defense Date: July 2, 2002
  • Grade: Good

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies (specialization: Finance)

  • Institution: IHEC Carthage

Professional Experience:

Dr. Yosra Ridha Ben Said has a rich and diverse professional experience spanning academic and administrative roles in the field of Management Sciences and Finance. She has held significant positions at various institutions, showcasing her expertise and leadership capabilities. From 2018 to the present, Dr. Ben Said has been a Permanent Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences in Sfax, where she has contributed to the academic and research activities of the department. Prior to this, she served as a Permanent Assistant at the Higher Institute of Business Administration in Sfax from 2016 to 2018, further honing her teaching skills and academic management abilities. Her career also includes a substantial tenure as a Permanent Assistant at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences in Mahdia from 2009 to 2016, where she played a vital role in shaping the academic environment and fostering learning opportunities for students. Before her permanent roles, she held positions such as Head of the Economics and Management Department at TIME University and Contractual Assistant roles at various institutions, showcasing her versatility and adaptability in different academic settings. Dr. Ben Said’s professional journey reflects her dedication to academia, research, and educational leadership, making significant contributions to the field of Management Sciences and Finance while continually enhancing her skills and expertise through teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities.

Research Interest:

Behavioral Finance: Investigating the impact of psychological biases and behavioral factors on financial decision-making processes, asset pricing models, and market outcomes. This includes exploring how emotions, cognitive biases, and heuristics influence investor behavior and market dynamics.

Financial Asset Valuation: Studying different valuation methods and models for assessing the worth of financial assets, including traditional valuation techniques and innovative behavioral finance models. This research area focuses on understanding the factors that drive asset prices and market valuations.

Emerging Markets Analysis: Examining the unique characteristics, challenges, and opportunities presented by emerging markets. This includes research on investment strategies, risk management practices, market development, and the role of institutional factors in emerging market economies.

Fintech and Financial Innovation: Exploring the intersection of finance and technology, particularly the impact of financial technology (Fintech) on traditional financial practices, innovation in financial products and services, and the evolving regulatory landscape.

Managerial Flexibility and Strategic Decision-making: Investigating the concept of managerial flexibility, real options theory, and its implications for strategic decision-making in finance. This research area focuses on understanding how organizations can adapt and make optimal decisions in uncertain and dynamic environments.

Market Momentum and Predictive Modeling: Analyzing market momentum phenomena, predictive modeling techniques, and their application in predicting market trends and investment opportunities. This research area aims to identify patterns in market behavior and develop predictive models for investment decision support.

Islamic Finance and Ethical Investment: Exploring principles and practices related to Islamic finance, ethical investment, and sustainable finance. This includes research on Sharia-compliant financial products, ethical investment strategies, and the integration of social and environmental considerations in finance.

Publication Top Noted:

The social and financial performance of Microfinance institutions in the MENA region: Do Islamic institutions perform better?

  • Authors: I Berguiga, Y Said, P Adair
  • Conference: 34th Spring International Conference, French Finance Association (AFFI)
  • Year: 2017
  • Cited By: 17

The social and financial performance of microfinance institutions in the Middle East and North Africa region: do Islamic institutions outperform conventional institutions?

  • Authors: I Berguiga, YB Said, P Adair
  • Journal: Journal of International Development
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 32
  • Issue: 7
  • Pages: 1075-1100
  • Cited By: 9

A behavioral and rational investor modeling to explain subprime crisis: multi-agent systems simulation in artificial financial markets

  • Authors: YB Said, D Kanzari, M Bezzine
  • Year: 2018
  • Cited By: 6

A complex adaptive agent modeling to predict the stock market prices

  • Authors: D Kanzari, YRB Said
  • Journal: Expert Systems with Applications
  • Year: 2023
  • Volume: 222
  • Pages: 119783
  • Cited By: 3

Determinants of Zakat Payment to Zakat Institution: The Case of Tunisia

  • Authors: YB Said, N Zaouali, F Hakim
  • Journal: International Journal Of Zakat
  • Year: 2020
  • Pages: 48-60
  • Cited By: 3
Yosra Ridha Ben Said | Intelligent Systems | Best Researcher Award

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