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Traditional banks are struggling to stave off the fintech revolution

By Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy, and Hamza Mudassir, Visiting Fellow in Strategy, Cambridge Judge Business School Dr Kamal Munir Traditional banks are haunted by financial technology – fintech – firms. Challengers such as mobile-first banks Chime…

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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 Visiting Fellow Hamza Mudassir discuss the challenges traditional banks face in the fintech era. “The quicker banks come to realise that they have a limited understanding…

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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 Visiting Fellow Hamza Mudassir discusses the threat posed to videogame console makers Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo by Google’s plan to launch the cloud-based Stadia gaming…

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

Huawei's meteoric rise in the telecoms business was brought to a dramatic halt in April when the US government put a ban on US companies doing business with the Chinese firm. This includes Google and, crucially for Huawei's smartphone users,…

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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 Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and outlines four reasons why Huawei’s new operating system Harmony OS is ‘not a…

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The London50

Cambridge Judge Business School faculty attend this week’s inaugural conference of The London50 for strategy and entrepreneurship. Ten faculty members from Cambridge Judge Business School attended this week’s inaugural conference of The London50, which brings together top senior academics from…

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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 in Pakistan. “We can only hope the government is willing to go beyond accepting the cost structure of…

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Healthcare policy & drug development (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

How ageing societies can afford healthcare for all and reform an organisational system that has not kept pace with technology. L-R: Paul Tracey, Michael Kitson, Kamal Munir, Stefan Scholtes, Nektarios Oraiopoulos In this episode, joining podcast host Michael Kitson, University…

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Unsettling research

No ivory tower here: how academics are affected by research in unsettling contexts like refugee camps, prisons and rape-crisis centres. A frequent refrain voiced about academic institutions is that there is too much “ivory tower” research divorced from the realities…

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Pakistan’s privatisation dilemma as it seeks IMF bailout

Reluctantly seeking an IMF bailout for its balance-of-payments crisis, Imran Khan’s nascent government in Pakistan has already devalued its currency, hiked utility rates and imposed new taxes in an effort to be “ready” for IMF reforms. As if these measures…

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