Professor Rania Labaki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, EDHEC Business School
Rania Labaki is 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 business. She serves as Academic Director of the Family Business Global Executive MBA and member of the Family Business Centre. Prior to joining EDHEC Business School, Dr Labaki was Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Finance and Wealth Management Master Program at the University of Bordeaux in France. She was also Visiting Scholar at Baruch College – The City University of New York and at Zeppelin University in Germany.
Dr Labaki is actively associated with leading international organizations specialized in family business education, research, and advising. She served as Chair of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy Conference in 2012 and as Program Committee Chair for the Family Business Network - Next Generation International Summits since 2012. She currently serves as co-editor of the Entrepreneurship Research Journal, positioned as the premier new research journal within the field of entrepreneurship. Her recent research interests revolve around the relationship between the family’s emotional dynamics and the entrepreneurial and financial behavior of family businesses. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Bordeaux and is recipient of several international awards recognizing her academic contribution to the family business field.