Faculty and Staff

Dr. Silva Karkoulian

Director of Graduate Studies


Silva Karkoulian is the Director of the Graduate Business Programs and Associate Professor at the Adnan Kassar School of Business and former Director of HR Institute and Chairperson of the Department of Management at the School of Business at the Lebanese American University. The Graduate Business Programs at AKSOB include the MS in HRM, MBA, and Executive MBA programs. She holds an EdD in Management from Leicester University and has a combined management and accounting background with an MBA and a BSc in Business Accounting from LAU. She is a full-time faculty member at LAU since 1993. She is a reviewer for international journals and conferences. She has authored numerous research articles. Her current research interests are in the area of organizational behavior, human resource management, remote work, knowledge management and generative AI.

Teaching Interests

Selected Publications

S Karkoulian, KS Kertechian, P Balozian, MB Nahed (2021) Employee Voice as a Mediator Between Leader-Member Exchange and Creative Performance: Empirical Evidence from the Middle East, International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPMB.2023.131256 (Scopus Q3)

S Kabbani, S Karkoulian, P Balozian, S Rizk (2022) The Impact of Ethical Leadership, Commitment and Healthy/Safe Workplace Practices toward Employee Attitude to COVID-19 Vaccination/Implantation in the Banking Sector in Lebanon, Vaccines https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10030416 (Scopus Q1)  

Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the good management work habits scale
SK Kertechian, S Karkoulian, H Ismail, P Nassif
Measuring Business Excellence 23 (2), 165-181

Karkoulian, Silva, Samhat, Amne, and Messarra, Leila (2010). “The relationship Between Machiavellians and Career Development”. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict. Vol. 14, No. 1, pp.1-12. (Won the Distinguished Research Award at the Allied Academics conference, 2009, New Orleans, USA). https://www.proquest.com/docview/521178140/3BBFAB1434CE4CA0PQ/1?accountid=27870&sourcetype=Scholarly%20Journals

Karkoulian, Silva, Messarra, Leila, and Sidani, Mohammad (2009). “Correlates of the Bases of Power and the Big Five Personality Traits: An Empirical Investigation”. Journal of organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict. Vol. 13, No. 1, 2009, pp.71-82 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265864661_Correlates_of_the_bases_of_power_and_the_big_five_personality_traits_an_empirical_investigation