Dr. Rabih Nehme


Rabih Nehme is the Director of the MBA program as well as an associate professor of accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently a licensed member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Durham. 

Nehme started his academic career at LAU where he finished his BS in Business Accounting in 2001 and MBA in 2004. He had begun his professional career at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), accumulating eight years of experience.

He has also been involved in different assurance, audit and review assignments in Europe and the region, and has been a consultant and guest speaker for many enterprises. 

Teaching Interest

  • Advanced Accounting
  • External Auditing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Cost Accounting
  • Management and Construction Accounting

Research Interest

  • Auditor Behavior
  • Audit Quality
  • Perception of Fraud
  • Audit Lag
  • Social Disclosures

Consultancy Activities

  • Essentials of Corporate Governance
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Internal Controls

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

Jizi, M. and Nehme, R., (2017), Board gender diversity and firm’s equity risk, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 36(7).

Nehme, R., (2017), Performance Evaluation of Auditors-A Constructive or a Destructive Tool of Audit Output, Managerial Auditing Journal, 32(2), 215-231.

Nehme, R., Al Mutawa, A., Jizi, M. (2016), Dysfunctional Behavior of External Auditors: The Collision of Time Budget and Time Deadline, Evidence from a Developing Country, The Journal of Developing areas, 50(1), 373-388.

Jizi, M., Nehme, R., and Salameh, A. (2016), Do Social Responsibility Disclosures show Improvement on Stock Price? The Journal of Developing areas, 50(2), 77-95.

Nehme, R., Assaker, G., Khalife, R. (2015), Dynamics of Audit Lag - Board of Directors and Audit Committees’ Effect, Corporate Ownership and Control, 12(3), 281-294.