Faculty and Staff

Dr. Leila Messarra


Leila Canaan Messarra is an associate professor of management at the Lebanese American University. She holds an EdD with emphasis in Management from Leicester University, an MS in Banking and Money Management and a BS in Banking and Money Management with a concentration in Economics from  AdelphiUniversity in New York. Shehas written and published several articles in refereed journals. She is a member of many learned societies and is also a reviewer for several journals. 

Teaching Interests

Research Interests

Executive Training

Offered numerous seminars and workshops including in Managerial Leadership Excellence, Advanced Leadership Selling: Partnering for Success, Executive and Administrative Assistants: the Managerial Dimension, Executive Communication, Conflict Management, Leadership, and Time management.

Selected Publications

Karkoulian, S., Messarra, L. & McCarthy, R. (2012). The Intriguing Art of Knowledge Management and its Relation to Learning Organization. Journal of KnowledgeManagement, 17(4), 511-526.

Messarra, L. & El-Kassar, A.N. (2010). Effects of Religious Diversity on the Employees’ Perception and Reaction. Business Review Cambridge. 15(1), 159-163.

Messarra, L. (in press). Religious Diversity at Work: The Perceptual Effects of Religious Discrimination on Employee Engagement and Commitment. Contemporary Management Research: an international journal.

Messarra, L. & El-Kassar, A.N.(2013). Identifying Organizational Climate Affecting Learning Organization. Business Studies Journal, 5(1), 19-28

Karkoulian, S., Mukaddem, W., McCarthy, R. & Messarra, L. (2013). Job Insecurity: A Whirlpool of Chronic Powerlessness. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues,6(1), 55-70.

Maamari, B. & Messarra, L. (2012). An Empirical Study of the Relationship Between Organizational Climate and Organizational Citizenship Behavior.  European Journal of Management, 12(1), 165-174.

Shorbaji, R., Messarra, L. & Karkoulian, S. (2011). Core Self-Evaluation: Predictor of Employee Engagement. Business Review Cambridge, 17(1), 276-283.

Messarra, L., Karkoulian, S., McCarthy, R. (2011). To Restrict or Not to Restrict Personal Internet Usage on the Job. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues,4(4), 253 - 266.

Mahseredjian, A., Karkoulian S. & Messarra, L. (2011). Leadership Styles Correlate of Learning Organization in a Non-Western Culture. Business Review Cambridge,17(2), 269-277.

Messarra, L. & Dagher, G. (2010). Proactive Personality: Organization vs. Career. Business Studies Journal, 2(2), 117-127.

Karkoulian, S., Al Harake, N. & Messarra, L. (2010).  Correlates of Organizational Commitment and Knowledge Sharing via Emotional Intelligence: An Empirical Investigation. Business Review Cambridge, 15(1), 89-96.

Karkoulian, S., Samhat, A.& Messarra, L. (2010). The relationship Between Machiavellians and Career Development. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict, 14(1), 1-12. (Won the Distinguished Research Award at the Allied Academics conference, 2009, New Orleans, USA).

Messarra, L., Mrad, M. & El-Harake, N. (2009). The Linkage between Professionals’ Goal Orientation and Career Anchors. International Journal of Business Research9(1), 50-56.

El-Farr, H., Messarra, L. & Karkoulian, S. (2009). The Effect of Physical Structure on Working and Personal Behavior: An Investigative Case Study at an Educational Institution. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 9(1), 44-57.

Karkoulian, S., Messarra, L., & Sidani, M. (2009).Correlates of the Bases of Power and the Big Five Personality Traits: An Empirical Investigation.  Journal of organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict, 13(1), 71-82

Messara, L., Karkoulian, S. & Al Harake, N. (2008). Relationship between Cultural Intelligence and Locus of Control-Application to Employees in Multicultural corporations. European Journal of Management, 8(2), 147-154.

Messarra, L. & Karkoulian, S. (2008).  Organizational Commitment recall in times of crisis. Journal of International Business Research, 7(1), 109-118.

Messarra, L., Karkoulian, S. and Younis, A. (2008). Four Facets of Cultural Intelligence Predictors of Knowledge Sharing Intentions. Review of Business Research, 8(5), 126-131.