• Bizri, Rima

    Dr. Bizri, Rima

    Chairperson and Associate Professor of Management and Marketing Studies Department

    Dr. Rima M. Bizri, Ph.D., SPHRi

    Dr. Bizri is an Assistant Professor in the field of management, and is the chairperson of the Department of Management and Marketing Studies at the College of Business Administration. She has been teaching at Rafik Hariri University for 19 years during which she served as coordinator for the management major and sat on several university and college committees.

    In teaching, Dr. Bizri strives to create relevance between learned theory and workplace practice. She is the founder and faculty advisor of the RHU Management Society, and is also one of the faculty COOP advisors. Dr. Bizri has also achieved professional certification (SPHRi from HRCI) and is an expert in teaching and consulting on HRM areas of management.

    Dr. Bizri’s research interests focus on how family businesses and entrepreneurial startups can benefit from tools of Islamic finance, and her research work covers various areas in organizational science and strategy like human resource management, entrepreneurship, and family business succession in the MENA region.

    Since academic year 2015-2016, Dr. Bizri has been assigned the role of Champion for the process of accreditation by ACBSP. She says “I am fortunate to have the full support and dedication of my team and administration in this important endeavor, and for that I am sincerely thankful.”



    • PhD Islamic Finance (Risk Management), Imam Ouzai University, 2014
    • M.S. Management, Lebanese American University, 1995.
    • B.S. Business Administration, George Mason University, Virginia, USA, 1990.


    Research Skills

    Dr. Bizri has conducted research using quantitative and qualitative research methods, and has used a number of software packages for data analysis such as Amos, SmartPLS-3 for SEM, and NVivo for qualitative research, in addition to SPSS and Excel.

    Dr. Bizri has published in class-A journals like Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and class-B journals like International Journal for Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, and International Journal of Bank Marketing among others.

    Professional Designations and Memberships

    • Senior Professional of Human Resources, International (SPHRi), Designation Body HRCI, 2014.
    • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member



    Journal Articles and Conference Papers (work-in-progress)

    • Bizri, R. M., Hammoud, J., Stouhi, M., Hammoud, M. (Forthcoming). The Entrepreneurial University; A Proposed Model for Developing Nations, CNRS-funded, under review.


    Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed, published)

    • Bizri, R. (2018). Diversity management and OCB: the connection, Evidence from the Lebanese banking sector. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 37(3), 233-253, Class B-Journal in ABDC Ranking, https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-03-2017-0059


    • Bizri, R., Jardali, R., & Bizri, M. F. (2018). Financing family firms in the Middle East: the choice between Islamic and conventional finance. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 24(4), 842-865. Class B-Journal in ABDC Ranking, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-10-2016-0349


    • Bizri, R. M., Baassiri, M. (2018). Credit Risk Management in the Banking Sector during Low-Growth Periods: Evidence from Lebanon, International Review of Business Research Papers, Vul. 14, No. 1, pp. 180-204, https://zantworldpress.com/product-single/?poId=3256&pageId=3233, Indexed by Excellence Research Australia (ERA) https://doi.org/10.21102/irbrp.2018.03.141.11








    Conference papers (Peer-reviewed)




    • Bizri, R. M. (2016). Family Entrepreneurial Teams under the TPB Lens. In Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Driving Forces of the Global Economy (pp. 571-577). Springer International Publishing. doi: 1007/978-3-319-43434-6



    • Bizri, R. M., & Hammoud, J. A. (2015, April). The rule of universities in HR capacity building for Lebanon's prospective petruleum industry: The case of RHU's MBA in Oil & Gas management. In Gas and Oil Conference (MedGO), 2015 International Mediterranean (pp. 1-4). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/MedGO.2015.7330338, 2015 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7330338/?reload=true



    • Bizri, R. M. (2013). Customer Profile of Islamic Banks in Lebanon, Islamic Banking Symposium Business Schoul, American University of Sharjah, UAE.


    • Bizri, Kojok, Dani, Mokahal, and Bakri (2012). Barriers to Entrepreneurial Endeavors in a Developing Economy, International Business Research Conference, World Business Institute, Dubai.