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Kamal Munir.

Reader in Strategy & Policy
Academic Director, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP)
Race & Inclusion Champion, University of Cambridge
Fellow of Homerton College

PhD (McGill University)

Research interests

Strategy in highly turbulent and disruptive competitive environments; positioning in ecosystems; platform-based strategy; business models; economic development and national competitiveness.

Subject group: Strategy & International Business

Professional experience

Dr Kamal Munir has been teaching at Cambridge Judge Business School since 2000. Dr Munir’s research focuses on technological and business model disruptions at the corporate and societal levels. His research also spans the competitive advantage of nations.

Dr Munir has published several articles in leading organisational and technology journals, including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Annals of the Academy of Management, Organization Studies, Research Policy and Cambridge Journal of Economics, 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 Economic and Political Weekly. His work has been quoted and cited in several forums, including BBC’s Hard Talk, World Economic Forum, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired magazine, and BusinessWeek among many others. He is the founder of OTREG, an international discussion forum for organisational theorists, a Senior Editor of Organization Studies, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry, and serves on the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Review.

Dr Munir has consulted for the State Bank of Pakistan, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. He has also been a consultant to the governments of UK, Pakistan and Nigeria. In the private sector he served as a consultant and trainer for several leading organisations and regularly conducts Strategy Offsites for wide ranging firms. He is frequently invited internationally to speak on issues related to social, technological and economic change. Dr Munir is a Visiting Professor in Economic Sociology at LUMS, Pakistan, where he served as Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2015/16.

Previous appointments

From 1996 to 2000, Kamal taught at McGill University in Canada.

Awards & honours

  • First Henry Mintzberg Distinguished Alumni Award, bestowed by McGill University for outstanding career accomplishments, 2021
  • Cambridge Judge Business School Faculty Award for Research Impact, 2021
  • Listed on #ThinklistAmplify, a list of the top influential thinkers in the domain of responsible business, University of Bath, 2020
  • Winner, Best PhD Paper Prize (with Maima A. Syakhroza), Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, 2016
  • Runners-Up, Best Paper Prize, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, 2016
  • Best International Symposium Award, for Symposium on University-Industry Collaborations, Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, USA, 2009

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Kamal Munir’s publications. Please see the “Selected publications” tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Munir, K., Ansari, S. and Brown, D. (2021) “From Patañjali to the ‘gospel of sweat’: yoga’s remarkable transformation from a sacred movement into a thriving global market.” Administrative Science Quarterly (DOI: 10.1177/0001839221993475) (published online Feb 2021)

Radic, M., Ravasi, D. and Munir, K. (2021) “Privatization: implications of a shift from state to private ownership.” Journal of Management (DOI: 10.1177/0149206320988356) (published online Feb 2021)

Amis, J.M., Mair, J. and Munir, K. (2020) “The organizational reproduction of inequality.” Academy of Management Annals, 14(1): 195-230 (DOI: 10.5465/annals.2017.0033)

Syakhroza, M.A., Paolella, L. and Munir, K. (2019) “Holier than thou? Identity buffers and adoption of controversial practices in the Islamic banking category.” Academy of Management Journal, 62(4): 1252-1277 (DOI: 10.5465/amj.2016.1017)

Amis, J.M., Munir, K.A., Lawrence, T.B., Hirsch, P. and McGahan, A. (2018) “Inequality, institutions and organizations.” Organization Studies, 39(9): 1131-1152 (DOI: 10.1177/0170840618792596)

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

Journal articles

Dougherty, D., Borrelli, L., Munir, K. and O’Sullivan, A. (2000) “Systems of organizational sensemaking for sustained product innovation.” Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 17(3-4): 321-355 (DOI: 10.1016/S0923-4748(00)00028-X)

Munir, K.A. (2002) “Being different: how normative and cognitive aspects of institutional environments influence technology transfer.” Human Relations, 55(12): 1403-1428 (DOI: 10.1177/001872602128782204)

Munir, K.A. and Phillips, N. (2002) “The concept of industry and the case of radical technological change.” Journal of High Technology Management Research, 13(2): 279-297 (DOI: 10.1016/S1047-8310(02)00046-9)

Munir, K., with Garud, R. (2003) “Snap decisions.” Business Life, Sep: 18

Munir, K. (2003) “Flaws at the core.” Business Life, Oct: 18

Munir, K.A. (2003) “Competitive dynamics in face of technological discontinuity: a framework for action.” Journal of High Technology Management Research, 14(1): 93-109 (DOI: 10.1016/S1047-8310(03)00006-3)

Munir, K. (2004) “Saving big blue: case study IBM.” Business Life, May: 16

Pittaway, L., Robertson, M., Munir, K., Denyer, D. and Neely, A. (2004) “Networking and innovation in the UK: a systematic review of the literature: report prepared for the DTI and ESRC.” International Journal of Management Reviews, 5-6(3-4): 137-168 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-8545.2004.00101.x)

Munir, K.A. and Jones, M. (2004) “Discontinuity and after: the social dynamics of technology evolution and dominance.” Organization Studies, 25(4): 561-581 (DOI: 10.1177/0170840604040676)

Munir, K. (2005) “Act of man.” The Guardian, 11 November 2005

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)

Ansari, S. and Munir, K. (2008) “How valuable is a piece of the spectrum? Determination of value in external resource acquisition.” Industrial and Corporate Change, 17(2): 301-333 (DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtn004)

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)

Runde, J., Jones, M., Munir, K. and Nikolychuk, L. (2009) “On technological objects and the adoption of technological product innovations: rules, routines and the transition from analogue photography to digital imaging.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 33(1): 1-24 (DOI: 10.1093/cje/ben023)

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.A. (2011) “Financial crisis 2008-2009: what does the silence of institutional theorists tell us?” Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(2): 114-117 (DOI: 10.1177/1056492610394739)

Munir, K. and Khalid, S. (2012) “Pakistan’s power politics.” Economic and Political Weekly, 47(25): 24-27

Ansari, S., Munir, K. and Gregg, T. (2012) “Impact at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’: the role of social capital in capability development and community empowerment.” Journal of Management Studies, 49(4): 813-842 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01042.x)

Munir, K.A. and Khalid, S. (2012) “Pakistan’s power crisis: how did we get here?” The Lahore Journal of Economics, 17(SE): 73-82

Herzog, J.O., Munir, K.A. and Kattuman, P. (2013) “The King and I: monarchies and the performance of business groups.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 37(1): 171-185 (DOI: 10.1093/cje/bes032)

Munir, K. and Naqvi, N. (2013) “Pakistan’s post-reforms banking sector: a critical evaluation.” Economic and Political Weekly, 48(47): 38-42

Munir, K.A., Naqvi, N. and Usmani, A. (2015) “The abject condition of labor in Pakistan.” International Labor and Working-Class History, 78: 174-183 (DOI: 10.1017/S0147547914000283)

Munir, K. and Naqvi, N. (2018) “Privatization in the land of believers: the political economy of privatization in Pakistan.” Modern Asian Studies, 51(6): 1695-1726 (DOI: 10.1017/S0026749X16000585)

Munir, K., Ayaz, M., Levy, D.L. and Willmott, H. (2018) “The role of intermediaries in governance of global production networks: restructuring work relations in Pakistan’s apparel industry.” Human Relations, 71(4): 560-583 (DOI: 10.1177/0018726717722395)

Amis, J.M., Munir, K.A., Lawrence, T.B., Hirsch, P. and McGahan, A. (2018) “Inequality, institutions and organizations.” Organization Studies, 39(9): 1131-1152 (DOI: 10.1177/0170840618792596)

Syakhroza, M.A., Paolella, L. and Munir, K. (2019) “Holier than thou? Identity buffers and adoption of controversial practices in the Islamic banking category.” Academy of Management Journal, 62(4): 1252-1277 (DOI: 10.5465/amj.2016.1017)

Amis, J.M., Mair, J. and Munir, K. (2020) “The organizational reproduction of inequality.” Academy of Management Annals, 14(1): 195-230 (DOI: 10.5465/annals.2017.0033)

Munir, K.A. (2020) “Challenging institutional theory’s critical credentials.” Organization Theory, 1(1) (DOI: 10.1177/2631787719887975)

Munir, K.A. (2021) “Inequality in the time of corona virus.” Journal of Management Studies, 58(2): 607-610 (DOI: 10.1111/joms.12674)

Munir, K., Ansari, S. and Brown, D. (2021) “From Patañjali to the ‘gospel of sweat’: yoga’s remarkable transformation from a sacred movement into a thriving global market.” Administrative Science Quarterly (DOI: 10.1177/0001839221993475) (published online Feb 2021)

Radić, M., Ravasi, D. and Munir, K. (2021) “Privatization: implications of a shift from state to private ownership.” Journal of Management, 47(6): 1596-1629 (DOI: 10.1177/0149206320988356)

Woodcraft, C. and Munir, K.A. (2021) “How COVID-19 is shifting the North-South philanthropic power dynamic.” Stanford Social Innovation Review, 24 March 2021

Special issues of journals

Lawrence, T.B., Amis, J.M., Munir, K.A., Hirsch, P. and McGahan, A. (eds.) (2018) “Special issue on inequality, institutions and organizations.” Organization Studies, 39(9)

Books, monographs, reports & case studies

Birdi, K., Denyer, D., Munir, K., Neely, A. and Prabhu, J. (2003) Post Porter: where does the UK go from here? Summary report from the AIM Management Research Forum June 2003. London: AIM (Advanced Institute of Management).

Pittaway, L., Robertson, M., Munir, K., Denyer, D. and Neely, A. (2004) Networking and innovation in the UK: a systematic review of the literature. London: Advanced Institute of Management Research.

Burki, A.A., Munir, K., Khan, M.A., Khan, U., Faheem, A., Khalid, A. and Hussain, S.T. (2011) Industrial policy, its spatial aspects and cluster development in Pakistan: a report commissioned by the World Bank and the Ministry of Industries and Production. Islamabad: Government of Pakistan

Burki, A.A., Munir, K.A., Khan, M.U., Noorani, T., Khan, S.H. and Akhtar, M. (2011) National industrial policy 2011: implementation framework. Islamabad: Ministry of Industries and Production, Government of Pakistan.

Book chapters

Dougherty, D., Borrelli, L., Munir, K. and O’Sullivan, A. (1998) “Interpretive flexibility of an organization’s technology as a dynamic capability.” In Baum, J. (ed.): Advances in strategic management: vol.15: Disciplinary roots of strategic management research. Stamford, Conn.: JAI Press, pp.169-204

O’Sullivan, A., Munir, K. and Dougherty, D. (1998) “Building organizational capabilities for product innovation.” In Kanungo, B. (ed.): Entrepreneurship and innovation: models for development. New Delhi: Sage, pp.265-286

Munir, K. (1998) “Product innovation in a non-Western context: bridging organizations and society.” In Serapio, M. (ed.): Research in international business and international relations: vol.7: international organizational behavior. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, pp.141-161

Munir, K.A. and Phillips, N. (2003) “The concept of industry and the case of radical technological change.” In Zedtwitz, M. von, Haour, G., Khalil, T.M. and Lefebvre, L.A. (eds.): Management of technology: growth through business innovation and entrepreneurship: selected papers from the Tenth International Conference on Management of Technology. London: Pergamon, pp.217-237

Jones, M., Orlikowski, W. and Munir, K. (2004) “Structuration theory and information.” In Mingers, J. and Willcocks, L. (eds.): Social theory and philosophy for information systems. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp.297-328

Munir, K., Ansari, S. and Gregg, T. (2010) “Beyond the hype: taking business strategy to the ‘bottom of the pyramid’.” In Baum, J.A.C. and Lampel, J. (eds.): The globalization of strategy research. (Advances in Strategic Management Series, vol.27) Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing, pp.247-276

Ansari, S. and Munir, K. (2010) “Letting users into our world: some organizational implications of user-generated content.” In Griffiths, D., Phillips, N. and Sewell, G. (eds.): Technology and organization: essays in honour of Joan Woodward. (Research in the Sociology of Organizations Series, vol.29) Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing, pp.79-105

Amis, J.M., Munir, K.A. and Mair, J. (2017) “Institutions and economic inequality.” In: Greenwood, R., Oliver, C., Lawrence, T. and Meyer, R. (eds.) The SAGE handbook of organizational institutionalism. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2nd edition. (forthcoming)

Quinn, Q. and Munir, K. (2017) “Hybrid categories as political devices: the case of impact investing in frontier markets.” In: Durrand, R., Granqvist, N. and Tyllström, A. (eds.) From categories to categorization: studies in sociology, organizations and strategy at the crossroads (Research in the Sociology of Organizations). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing, pp.113-150 (DOI: 10.1108/S0733-558X20170000051002)

Conference papers

Dougherty, D., Munir, K. and Subramaniam, M. (2002) “Managing technology flows in practice: a grounded theory of sustained innovation.” In Academy of Management (eds.): Building effective networks: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (62nd), 11-14 August 2002, Denver, Colorado, USA. [Published on CD-ROM], pp. TIM:E1-E6

Garud, R. and Munir, K.A. (2003) “Breaking through and breaking apart: learning from Polaroid’s development of SX-70.” In: Democracy in a knowledge economy: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Showcase Symposium on Modular Emergence, 1-6 August 2003, Seattle, WA.

Munir, K.A. and Phillips, N. (2003) “The concept of industry and the case of radical technological change.” In Von Zedtwitz, M., Haour, G., Khali, T.M., Lefebvre, L.A. (eds.): Management of technology: International Conference on Growth through Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 10th, selected papers, March 2001, Lausanne, Switzerland. Toronto, Canada: Pergamon Press, pp.217-237

Garud, R. and Munir, K.A. (2004) “Socio-technical dynamics underlying radical innovation: the case of Polaroid’s SX-70 camera.” In: Creating actionable knowledge: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 64th, 6-11 August 2004, New Orleans, LA.

Munir, K., Jones, M., Orlikowski, W., Runde, J., and Nikolychuk, L. (2005) “Of continuities of discontinuous institutional change: evidence from technological transformation in the photographic field.” In: Theorizing process in organizational research: Organization Studies Summer Workshop, 12-13 June 2005, Santorini, Greece.

Jones, M., Munir, K., Orlikowski, W. and Runde, J. (2008) “About time too: online news and changing temporal structures in the newspaper industry.” In Boland, R.J., Limayem, M. and Pentland, B. (eds.): ICIS 2008 Proceedings, 14-17 December, Paris, France.

Yin, E., Bao, Y., Munir, K. and Merlo, O. (2008) “Global mindedness and strategic orientation of Chinese small and medium sized enterprises in their international expansion efforts.” In: Proceedings of the Global Marketing Conference, Shanghai, China.

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Daily Pakistan: Pakistan-born professor appointed Pro-VC of Cambridge University

Dr Kamal Munir of Cambridge Judge Business School has been appointed a Pro-Vice-Chancellor (University  Community and Engagement), for a first term of…

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Financial Times: Yoga influencers have stretched themselves

A study by co-authored Dr Kamal Munir and Professor Shahzad Ansari from Cambridge Judge Business School on how yoga transformed from spiritual…

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City AM: We need to ‘Change the Race Ratio’

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, was on DiverCity podcast together with Lord Karan Bilimoria…

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Financial Times: Pakistan’s opposition circles floundering Khan

Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the political situation in Pakistan. Political dynasties unite…

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Third Sector: Pandemic has uncovered ‘deep sense of dissatisfaction’ with global philanthropy, report finds

Covid-19 exacerbating global North-South disparities says new study by the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School. "The shift in…

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Financial Times: Pakistan army muscles in on Belt and Road project

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan. “The…

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Financial Times: The new rules on what you can say in the office

Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on how to build a racially diverse business. He…

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BBC Radio 4: The Bottom Line: How to build a racially diverse business

Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, was on a panel exploring the practical solutions to achieving…

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Alliance Magazine: Interview: Badr Jafar

Badr Jafar, CEO of Crescent Enterprises and founding patron of the newly established Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, spoke to Alliance Magazine. Badr…

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Financial Times: Pakistan seeks relief from China over Belt and Road

Dr Kamal Munir comments on Pakistan’s energy policy as the country is trying to trying to renegotiate Belt and Road repayments with…

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UK Fundraising: Centre for Strategic Philanthropy opens at University of Cambridge

A new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy has been established at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The Centre is dedicated to…

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Khaleej Times: Philanthropy centre comes up at University of Cambridge, to focus on high-growth markets including UAE

A new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy has been established at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School dedicated to examining strategic philanthropy…

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Zawya: Centre for Strategic Philanthropy established at University of Cambridge dedicated to high-growth markets including the UAE

A new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy has been established at Cambridge Judge Business School to examine and work to enhance the impact…

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The National: Cambridge University philanthropy school to focus on Middle East, Asia and Africa

The Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, established at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, will focus on the world’s fastest growing regions and…

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Third Sector: New Centre for Strategic Philanthropy is launched

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School has launched a new centre to focus on strategic philanthropy in emerging markets. A new…

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Forbes: Confronting Racism: Five must-read articles for every business leader

Synopsis of a study co-authored by Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in…

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The Conversation: Four reasons Netflix should expand into video games

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Hamza Mudassir, Visiting Fellow and alumnus (MBA 2012),…

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Cambridge Independent: From Hollywood ‘logic’ to ‘highly institutionalised myths’ of the workplace

In the latest instalment in a series, here is the latest summary of Cambridge Judge Business School’s research. It includes: a study…

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The Conversation: Traditional banks are struggling to stave off the fintech revolution

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Hamza Mudassir, Visiting Fellow and alumnus (MBA 2012),…

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The Independent: ‘Google has entered the videogaming industry. Its competitors should be scared’

An article by Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge, and Hamza Mudassir, Visiting Fellow and alumnus (MBA…

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The Conversation: Four reasons Huawei’s new Harmony OS won’t solve its problems

An article in The Conversation co-authored by Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, looks at…

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Dawn: To fix the economy, start with the power sector

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, shares his thoughts on the rising costs of power…

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The Conversation: Pakistan’s privatisation dilemma as it seeks IMF bailout

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about Pakistan’s privatisation dilemma as it seeks help…

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The Malaysian Reserve: The point when Islamic bankers are willing to break the code

Islamic banks face new competition such as the introduction of risky derivatives into their markets. An “identity buffer” makes them more likely…

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Dawn: Creating a sovereign wealth fund

Pakistan may establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage its problematic state-owned enterprises, write Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy…

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BBC Radio 4: The Bottom Line

Presenter Evan Davis focuses on the topic of unassailability in business. How a market leading firm, such as Myspace or Kodak, failed…

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The Conversation: Nawaz Sharif ousted in Pakistan: celebrate, but remember the bigger picture

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, looks into the wider political and economic consequences in…

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European Business Review: What is Islamic finance?

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on Islamic finance. “Rather than providing a lucrative…

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World Economic Forum: What is Islamic finance?

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on Islamic finance. “Rather than providing a lucrative…

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The Express Tribune: Brexit and its antecedents

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes an opinion piece on the 23 June referendum…

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Channel News Asia: Inside the storm: Kodak

Experts discuss what went so wrong that one of the most profitable companies suddenly filed for bankruptcy in 2005. Dr Kamal Munir,…

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The Conversation: Varoufakis in conversation with leading academics as Syriza splinters and election beckons in Greece

The Conversation invited some of the UK’s leading academics to send their questions to former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Kamal Munir,…

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World Economic Forum: Is it still possible to define an industry?

Kamal Munir, Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School writes about how industry boundaries have become irrelevant in…

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The Conversation: The end of industry barriers means it’s time to poke your nose into anyone’s business

Kamal Munir, Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School writes about how industry boundaries have become irrelevant in…

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The Conversation: Tragedy is inevitable when Bangladesh competes on its own citizens’ poverty

This week marks one year anniversary of the collapse of Bangladeshi garment factory Rana Plaza,in which 1,129 people died. Dr Kamal Munir,…

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC): Counterpoint: Microfinance disappoints

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, in his interview with Amanda Vanstone talks why microfinance…

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World Finance: Dr Kamal Munir on whether people’s confidence in microfinance can ever be restored

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, in his interview with Jenny Hammond talks why microfinance…

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The Conversation: How microfinance disappointed the developing world

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, investigates what impact microfinance has on poverty alleviation. Dr…

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The News International: Privatisation or the sale of the century?

Asad Umar, the number 2 in PTI (Pakistan's third largest political party) and one of the most respected politicians in the country…

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Dawn.com: After denationalisation

Research into Pakistan's banking sector reforms by Dr Kamal Munir, reader in strategy and policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Natalya…

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Economic and Political Weekly: Pakistan’s post-reforms banking sector: a critical evaluation

In new analysis, Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Natalya Naqvi, a doctoral candidate…

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Mostly Economics: How Pakistan’s banking reforms were anything but reforms…

Research into Pakistan’s banking sector reforms by Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Natalya…

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CPI Financial: Cambridge launches new Islamic Finance programme

Cambridge Judge Business School is launching a new executive programme focused on the Islamic finance industry, which is fast becoming a crucial…

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The Conversation: Explainer: How does Islamic finance work?

At the World Islamic Economic Forum in London, David Cameron has announced the UK is to become the first non-Muslim country to issue Shariah-compliant…

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Global Banking & Finance Review: Learning from Islamic finance

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, says that Islamic finance is safe and growing dramatically.…

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Global Banking & Finance Review: Islamic finance – conservative, safe and growing dramatically, according to Dr Kamal Munir

The Islamic finance industry is emerging as a crucial component of the future global financial architecture. Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education…

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FT Adviser: Cambridge launches Islamic Finance programme

Cambridge Judge Business School has launched a two-day Islamic Finance programme aimed at senior business executives. The programme will led by Dr…

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IEDP: Islamic finance: banking on a stable future

Confirming Islamic finance to be firmly on the radar of the global business community, Judge Business School in Cambridge is launching a new program…

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The Financial: Helping others prosper in their academic career

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, has joined fellow senior scholars to play an active…

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The Express Tribune: Who is winning medals in London, and why?

As I write this, China is leading the medals' table in London (they topped the table in Beijing too). Can we explain…

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FT.com: Pakistan’s real power problem: a failed privatisation

For more than a year, Pakistani cities have faced up to 20 hours a day without electricity. The blackouts are putting a…

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Kamal Munir
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 337054

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