Reader in Strategy & Policy
Head of the Strategy & International Business subject group
PhD (McGill University)
Dr Kamal Munir has been teaching at Cambridge Judge Business School since 2000. Dr Munir's research focuses on social change and stability, as well as innovation and technological shifts in society. His research also spans the competitive advantage of nations.
Dr Munir has published several articles in leading organisational and technology journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies and Research Policy, and presented his work at numerous international conferences. At the same time, he has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines including the Financial Times, The Guardian, Dawn and World Business. His work has been quoted and cited in several forums, including BBC's Hard Talk, and BusinessWeek. He is the founder of OTREG, an international discussion forum for organisational theorists, and a Senior Editor of Organization Studies. He is also a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN).
Dr Munir's practical experience includes consultant or trainer for several organisations, including the World Bank; the Department of Trade and Industry, UK; the Asian Development Bank; the Ministry of Finance, Thailand; the Textile Association, Pakistan; the Government of Pakistan; the State Bank of Pakistan; McKinsey & Co; Shell Petroleum; and British Telecom, among several others. He is frequently invited internationally to speak on issues related to social, technological and economic change.
From 1996 to 2000, Kamal taught at McGill University in Canada.
Social and institutional change and stability; technological shifts in society; emergence of new markets; socio-economic changes in South Asia; economic development and competitiveness of developing countries.
Kamal Munir is a member of the Strategy & International Business subject group.
Munir, K.A. (2005) "The social construction of events: a study of institutional change in the photographic field." Organization Studies, 26(1): 93-112 (DOI: 10.1177/0170840605049463)
Munir, K.A. and Phillips, N. (2005) "The birth of the Kodak moment: institutional entrepreneurship and the adoption of new technologies." Organization Studies, 26(11): 1665-1687 (DOI: 10.1177/0170840605056395)
Khan, F., Munir, K. and Willmott, H. (2007) "A dark side of institutional entrepreneurship: soccer balls, child labour and postcolonial impoverishment." Organization Studies, 28(7): 1055-1077 (DOI: 10.1177/0170840607078114)
Garud, R. and Munir, K. (2008) "From transaction to transformation costs: the case of Polaroid's SX-70 camera." Research Policy, 37(4): 690-705 (DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2007.12.010)
Dacin, M.T., Munir, K. and Tracey, P. (2010) "Formal dining at Cambridge colleges: linking ritual performance and institutional maintenance." Academy of Management Journal, 53(6): 1393-1418
Munir, K. and Khalid, S. (2012) "Pakistan's power politics." Economic and Political Weekly, 47(25): 24-27
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When Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012, one man was not surprised. Dr Kamal Munir explains how he predicted the companies problems in 2005 – and how his research has much to say to technology-driven businesses.