Head of EDHEC Family Business Centre - Academic Director of the Family Business Global Executive MBA - Associate Professor

Speciality : Management
Expertise : Family Business

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Rania Labaki is Director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre and Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School, where she teaches and conducts research at the intersection of the fields of finance, entrepreneurship and family businesses. Rania is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), a member of the Scientific Council of FBN France, a member of the Advisory Board of Women in Family Business (WIFB) and the New York City Family Enterprise Centre (NYCFEC). She is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneurship Research Journal and a member of the editorial boards of the main academic journals dedicated to family businesses. She has published extensively in academic and professional books and journals on family businesses, including the expert sections of Droit & Patrimoine magazine and Les Echos solutions. Rania holds a PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Bordeaux and has received several international awards in recognition of her contribution in the field of family businesses. Her current interests focus on the role of family and emotional dynamics in financial, social and philanthropic, intra/entrepreneurial, and family business succession decisions.

Main academic publications

Family Business Review (2014), Case Research Journal (2013), Entrepreneurship Research Journal (2013), Journal of Family Business Strategy (2012), International Journal of Management Cases (2011), Revue Française de Gestion (2009), Journal des Entreprises Familiales (2008)

Documents to download

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Publications edhec

Chapter : To sell or not to sell? The financial and socio-emotional dilemma of the ownership decision in the family business. Ed. PALGRAVE MACMILLAN

Press Articles

«  The Family Firm Institute (FFI) has announced the 2018 Fellows who were recognized at the FFI Global Conference in London, England October 25...
"La philanthropie dans les entreprises familiales se distingue par des spécificités liées à l'interaction famille-entreprise. Cet article explique...
"Entitled “Contextualising Family Business in the Arab World,” the day began with a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Rania Labaki, Associate Professor...
"Divided into two distinct sections, the first day of the conference focussed on an exchange of research between leading academics from around the...