Professor of Strategy & Policy
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (University Community and Engagement)
Professorial Fellow of Homerton College
PhD (McGill University)
My research interests include institutional change and stasis, a subject on which I have published many papers. I am also interested in strategy in highly turbulent and disruptive competitive environments, positioning in ecosystems, platform-based strategy, business models, economic development and national competitiveness.
I have served as a consultant to several blue-chip organisations as well as to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, among others. I’m a member of the Strategy and International Business subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, and along with my colleagues I actively contribute to both academic and business communities.
News and insights
Professor Kamal Munir of Cambridge Judge Business School, granted a state honour by Pakistan for achievements in education, talks about educational ecosystems, philanthropy and equality.
Shekhar Karia, Cambridge EMBA 2019 alumnus, uses his Individual Project as a drive for inclusivity in the financial sector where the workforce is less than diverse.
In this special insight article, we look at some of the work done at Cambridge Judge to highlight issues affecting the marginalised and point a way forward to solving them, and we also talk to some of those involved in these important initiatives.
Forbes China | 8 March 2022
Kamal Munir, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge Judge Business School, says changing technology has redefined the industry landscape and created new challenges for business leaders across industries when it comes to business.
“Different industries are rapidly integrating into the larger ecosystem. Your competitors aren’t just people who share the same capabilities, provide the same services, or produce the same products as you, they may have a completely different set of capabilities. This makes it difficult for CEOs to navigate because it is asymmetrical competition.” Kamal says.
Kamal Munir, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Cambridge Judge Business School, speaks about how the ever-shifting technologies have redefined the industry landscape, creating new contemporary challenges for business leaders across sectors. “The whole concept of industry has become dangerously misleading. Threats that organisations face are not coming from within their industry.” Munir says.
An interview with Dr Kamal Munir, as he’s preparing for his new role as University of Cambridge Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Community and Engagement.
“The university as an organisation could support everyone rather than a few people,” Dr Munir said. “It could become a more supportive place for everyone, and nurture more talent, rather than just some talent. Try to bring people to the same level where they get access to similar opportunities and make it part of everyone’s university life. I think everyone needs to be doing something to make the university a more equal, better, and more supportive place.”
Cambridge Independent, 30 June 2021
From AI dysfunctions to privatisation debate
Daily Pakistan, 2 May 2021
Pakistan-born professor appointed Pro-VC of Cambridge University
Financial Times, 5 March 2021
Yoga influencers have stretched themselves
City AM, 8 February 2021
We need to ‘Change the Race Ratio’
Financial Times, 14 January 2021
Pakistan’s opposition circles floundering Khan
Third Sector, 15 December 2020
Pandemic has uncovered ‘deep sense of dissatisfaction’ with global philanthropy, report finds
Financial Times, 28 August 2020
Pakistan army muscles in on Belt and Road project
Financial Times, 24 July 2020
The new rules on what you can say in the office
BBC Radio 4, 23 July 2020
The Bottom Line: How to build a racially diverse business
Alliance Magazine, 7 July 2020
Interview: Badr Jafar
Financial Times, 26 June 2020
Pakistan seeks relief from China over Belt and Road
UK Fundraising, 26 June 2020
Centre for Strategic Philanthropy opens at University of Cambridge
Khaleej Times, 25 June 2020
Philanthropy centre comes up at University of Cambridge, to focus on high-growth markets including UAE
The National, 24 June 2020
Cambridge University philanthropy school to focus on Middle East, Asia and Africa
Third Sector, 24 June 2020
New Centre for Strategic Philanthropy is launched
Forbes, 3 June 2020
Confronting Racism: Five must-read articles for every business leader
The Conversation, 13 March 2020
Four reasons Netflix should expand into video games
Cambridge Independent, 28 February 2020
From Hollywood ‘logic’ to ‘highly institutionalised myths’ of the workplace
The Conversation, 27 September 2019
Traditional banks are struggling to stave off the fintech revolution
The Independent, 6 September 2019
‘Google has entered the videogaming industry. Its competitors should be scared’
The Conversation, 19 August 2019
Four reasons Huawei’s new Harmony OS won’t solve its problems
Dawn, 24 March 2019
To fix the economy, start with the power sector
The Conversation, 19 December 2018
Pakistan’s privatisation dilemma as it seeks IMF bailout
The Malaysian Reserve, 12 November 2018
The point when Islamic bankers are willing to break the code
Dawn, 11 August 2018
Creating a sovereign wealth fund
BBC Radio 4, 14 June 2018
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