Faculty and Staff

Dr. Sami Sadaka

Sami Sadaka is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Lebanese American University. He holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. He also holds an MBA and a BS in Accounting from the Lebanese American University.

Sami is the recipient of the Adnan Kassar School of Business Ph.D scholarship in 2014. He has been teaching accounting at the Lebanese American University, both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, since 2017.

His research is in the field of critical and interpretive accounting research, with an interest in accounting history, accounting education, and the development of the accounting profession. His research has been published in reputable peer-reviewed journals such as Accounting Forum and Accounting History. He has participated in international accounting conferences such as American Accounting Association and European Accounting Association, and also serves as a chair and member of several committees at the AKSOB.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5783-5103

Teaching Interests

Research Interests


Articles in refereed journals

Sadaka, S., Stoner, G., & Nehme, R. (2023). Habitus and harmony: between the global and the local. Accounting Forum (pp. 1-28). Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01559982.2023.2219588

Nehme, R., Kozah, C. E., Sadaka, S., & Michael, A. (2023). Accountants’ Behaviour, Performance Evaluation and Educational System. Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal17(3). Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.14453/aabfj.v17i3.02

Sadaka, S. F. (2022). Challenges of IFRS implementation in emerging economies: The case of Lebanon. Accounting History27(4), 497-523. Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/10323732221093820

Fares, J., Sadaka, S., & El Hokayem, J. (2022). Exploring entrepreneurship resilience capabilities during Armageddon: a qualitative study. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research28(7), 1868-1898. Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-03-2022-0293

Conference Participation

Sadaka, S., Stoner, G. & McKernan, J. (2019). Institutional Work and the Development of the Accounting Profession. European Accounting Association, Paphos, Cyprus.

Sadaka, S. (2018). Politics, Religion and Sectarianism in a Professional Accounting Body. American Accounting Association, Washington, D.C., USA.

Sadaka, S., Stoner, G. (2018). Accounting Education in Lebanon: A Bourdieusian Analysis. European Accounting Association, Milan, Italy.

Sadaka, S. (2017). The Accounting Professionalization Project in Lebanon. European Accounting Association, Valencia, Spain.