Rania Labaki

Associate Professor, Family Business Chair Director

Main contributions

Journal of the Knowledge Economy (2022), Family Business Review (2014 ; 2020), Entreprises & Histoire (2018), Case Research Journal (2013), Entrepreneurship Research Journal (2013, 2021, 2022), Journal of Family Business Strategy (2012 ; 2021), International Journal of Management Cases (2011), Revue Française de Gestion (2009), Journal des Entreprises Familiales (2008)

Discipline: Management
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise: Family Business and Finance


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, and a member of the Advisory Board of Women in Family Business (WIFB). 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 including the prestigious Barbara Hollander Award in 2020. Her current interests focus on the role of family and emotional dynamics in financial, social and philanthropic, intra/entrepreneurial, and family business succession decisions.

Publications of Rania Labaki

17.04.2024 - EDHEC publication

(Newsletter #6) Leading without misleading

Sylvie Deffayet Davrout, Manuelle Malot, Geneviève Houriet Segard, Julia Milner, Rania Labaki, Hager Jemel-Fornetty, Bastiaan Van Der Linden

EDHEC VOX, April 2024

15.04.2024 - EDHEC publication

In times of succession: Leading the family business without misleading the stakeholders

Rania Labaki

EDHEC Family Business, EDHEC VOX, April 2024

26.02.2024 - EDHEC publication

Réussir la relève agricole : le rôle capital des entreprises familiales

Rania Labaki, Maryem Cherni

EDHEC Family Business, EDHEC VOX, February 2024

16.02.2024 - EDHEC publication

(Newsletter #4) Without a collective approach, can we (really) combat our individual vulnerabilities?

Hua Ariel Li, Bertrand Monnet, Rania Labaki, Laura Lacombe, Loick Menvielle, Camille Pradies, Guergana Guintcheva

EDHEC VOX, February 2024

13.02.2024 - EDHEC publication

Entreprises familiales : pourquoi une succession réussie doit s’inscrire dans le temps long

Rania Labaki

EDHEC Family Business, EDHEC VOX, February 2024

Derniers articles EDHEC Vox


Successful farm succession: the vital role of family businesses

  • Rania Labaki , Associate Professor, Family Business Chair Director
  • Maryem Cherni , Uni LaSalle

Family businesses: why successful succession requires a long-term approach

  • Rania Labaki , Associate Professor, Family Business Chair Director