Rania Labaki

Rania Labaki
Edhec Business school · School of Business

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PhD in Management Sciences

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Introduction
Rania Labaki is currently Associate Professor at Edhec Business school and Director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre. Her research interests focus on the interplay between family dynamics and decisions relative to succession, entrepreneurship, governance and finance.
Research Experience
January 2016 - present
Edhec Business school
Position
  • Associate Professor of Finance and Family Business

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Publications (30)
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Building on a longitudinal case study, this article describes the entrepreneurial behavior of a multinational family firm over generations. The study inductively raises the theoretic level to fill gaps in the literature about the family role in entrepreneurial behavior and addresses the singular count of the two- and three-circle models. The data a...
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We examine the potential contributions of family firms to social innovations, highlight the key factors that enhance (or limit) these contributions, and outline key areas worthy of future research. To understand these firms’ role in social innovations, we first define these innovations and how they relate to social entrepreneurship. Next, we discus...
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This guest editorial note is an invitation for further exploration of emotions in business models of entrepreneurship, beyond the awaking of the research community. A retrospective view of selected thoughts on the relation between emotion and rationality shows the shift from the traditional discrepancy between both concepts to underlying discussion...
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"What knowledge management for banking organizations?" Banks are facing unprecedented challenges of increasing risks combined with a tough competition and a renewal of their employees. It becomes crucial for them to manage their organizational knowledge. This article seeks to identify the most relevant Knowledge Management to meet banks’ specific i...
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In this article, we explore intergenerational moral emotions as a psychological root of ethical management practices. We develop a conceptual model of next-generation guilt in family business by building on family systems and identification theories. We test it with a scenario approach depicting an ethical dilemma. Our findings suggest that the les...
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This chapter is intended to guide scholars in their qualitative research journey on emotions in the family business by crafting a roadmap around theoretical, empirical, and methodological considerations. After showing the relevance of going “back to the basics” by studying emotions rather than emotional constructs in the family business, it sets th...
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Divestments have received little attention in family business research, although representing one of the most important strategic and financial decisions. Additionally, they have been insufficiently studied from the owning family's emotional perspective. This chapter contributes in filling these gaps by focusing on the core entity of the family bus...
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English Summary of the book chapter on the dangerous liaisons of family business research
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Purpose: Aspects related to entrepreneurship in the context of family businesses have drawn the attention of researchers both interested in the topic of family businesses and entrepreneurship. This theoretical study aims at presenting a representative framework of the theoretical evolution of the studies carried out on entrepreneurship in the conte...
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Ce chapitre nous livre les grandes lignes du cheminement de la recherche sur les entreprises familiales, articulées autour des travaux de Gérard Hirigoyen et ses co-auteurs. A travers une épopée récitée en 7 actes, il retrace les paroles académiques à portée opérationnelle que prononcerait le Prophète de l’Entreprise Familiale en réponse aux questi...
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This chapter aims at offering a comprehensive contribution to advance our knowledge about the conditions under which family businesses differ from non-family firms and among each other in their business model innovation and its sustainability. It sets the stage towards a unified view of family business model innovation as it evolves along the life...
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Family business narratives connect the past, present, and future. This chapter offers an initial conceptualization of the parts of narratives dedicated to myths, through a systems view of the family business. Bridging literatures from different fields ranging from history to strategic management, family psychotherapy, and anthropology, we suggest a...
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The case illustrates the process and challenges of ownership decision-making in a multigenerational family business where family and business logics collide. It is designed to help recognize the role of identity, emotions, and conflicting interests in shaping family business decisions. By exploring the family business from these perspectives, the s...
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En analysant la performance des entreprises familiales, les chercheurs ont souvent occulté l’importance des facteurs psychosociologiques familiaux. Le concept de l'engagement dual est proposé pour combler les lacunes existantes dans l’explication de la performance des entreprises familiales. Les études existantes sur l’engagement dans les entrepris...
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This paper responds to calls for research on emotions in family businesses by examining the development of collective guilt and its consequences on business practices in a dynamic perspective. Building on family systems and identity theories, we develop a model of collective guilt in family businesses which we test by means of a scenario approach w...
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This article aims at offering a comprehensive framework that describes the emotional nexus, that is, the way emotions bind the family and the business, among cogent family business archetypes. Building on research discussions on family business boundaries and insights from Family Systems Theory, Exchange Theory and Emotional Dissonance Theory, the...
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The chapter opens with an introduction to emotions in general and looks at the relevance of studying emotions in the family business from both a systems and a dynamic perspective. It then presents a critical overview of the family business literature on emotions and builds on selected theories in the social sciences field while highlighting their p...
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This article identifies and explores thirteen analytical tools and techniques to understand the unique dilemmas and paradoxes faced by family firms. They are presented here as tools to better analyse family business cases and develop effective responses to family business situations. However, they are equally useful for families in business and adv...
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This case illustrates the evolution of family relationships in a multigenerational family business and its impact on performance. Building on a systems perspective, it uses the organizational finance, family therapy, and family business literatures to explain how and why family relationships in a large French food distribution group weakened over t...
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Ce chapitre vise à situer les pratiques de gestion des connaissances des banques françaises, confrontées à un contexte de globalisation, de concurrence accrue, et de crise financière qui perdure, et donc contraintes à trouver des sources d’avantage concurrentiel durable pour se différencier. Après avoir développé les apports stratégiques de la gest...
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Malgré la prolifération croissante des recherches sur le management des connaissances, un manque de consensus existe toujours quant à sa définition et son utilisation au sein des établissements bancaires. Cet articile explore plusieurs étapes qui sont nécessaires pour jalonner cette mise en pratique.
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Adoptant la vision selon laquelle le capital social, basé sur les réseaux sociaux, contribuerait à améliorer la performance des actions collectives en général (Durlauf et al., 2004 ; Putnam et al., 1993) et au sein des organisations en particulier (Nelson, 1989), nous nous demandons dans quelles mesures le capital social est mobilisé par des acteur...
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Cet article cherche à déterminer le rôle de l’altruisme en vue d’une meilleure compréhension de la gouvernance des entreprises familiales. Après une rétrospective du concept de l’altruisme à travers les différents champs disciplinaires et la mise en évidence de leurs apports pour l’étude de l’entreprise familiale, seront développées les réflexions...
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Evidence shows that family businesses are characterized by better performances than non-family businesses. To account for these differences in performance, research has overall focused on quantitative variables such as proprietorship, market and financial ratios. Only recently, the concept of commitment started to gain interest among family busines...

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