Faculty Profile

  • M. Sc. (2011) 

    Strategy & Policy

    NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

    MBA (2003) 


    Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka

    BBA (2001) 


    Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka

Areas of Interest
Business Strategy, Entry Modes, Emerging Markets, Corporate Social Responsibility, Acquisitions, Transaction Cost Economics, Organizational Ecology, Institutional Theory, Resource Based View of the Firm.

Shawkat Kamal

Associate Professor


Mr. Shawkat Kamal has more than 15 years of work experience of which more than 13 years had been in the field of academia. He started his career at BAT Bangladesh and subsequently worked in Standard Chartered Bank and IDCOL. He joined BRAC University (BU) as a lecturer in 2003 and worked there for more than 10 years. His teaching and research focus during his stay at BU was Business Strategy. He also worked as the BBA Program Head and EMBA Program Head there. After leaving BU, He spent one year at Green University of Bangladesh as the Chairman of the Business Department. Currently He is teaching Strategy and Finance courses at ULAB where he is also playing the role of Director, Graduate Business Programs and Chair, Self Assessment Committee of the Business School.

Research & Awards

Case Study:

Kamal, S. (2003). Rangpur Bank Limited, Management Cases: A Bangladesh Experience.

Dieleman, M. & Kamal, S. (2009). The Rodamas Group: Designing strategies for changing realities in emerging economies. Ivey Publishing, The University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Kamal, S. & Ahamed, T. B. (2012). The unique business model of Tupperware: will it work in Bangladesh? Anglo Higher Case Study Series.

Linda, I. J. & Kamal, S. (2015). Ispahani Tea: Brewing Success through Innovation and Excellence. IOSR Journal of Business and Management, 17(7).

NUS Research Scholarship [2007 – 2009]
Selected for Fulbright Scholarship - 2006




Kamal, S. (2011). CSR and Firm Performance in a Developing nation: Is there any linkage? Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Journal Articles

Kamal, S. (2004). Feminine Leadership Style in Corporate Management: Is it for the better? , The Journal of Social Studies, 104, 67-74.

Hoq, Z., Kamal, S., and Chowdhury, E. H. (2005). The Economic Impact of E-Commerce, BRAC University Journal, 2(2), 49-56.

Kamal, S. (2009). Greenfield Versus Acquisitions: Determinants of Choice in Emerging Economies, BRAC University Journal, 6(2), 63-71.

Kamal, S., Duc, L. M., and Qi, Z. (2010). Authorship in leading Management Journals: Representation from Asian Business Schools, Management Development, 27, 1-18.

Kamal, S. & Kamal S. 2010. Survival During Economic Shock: The Role of Firm Experience, The Journal of SUB, 2 (1), 131-138

Kamal, S. (2011). Entry Mode and Subsidiary Performance in Emerging Economies, Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics, 2, 20-30.

Kamal, S. 2012. Leadership Research in OB and Strategy: An Attempt to Bridge the Divide, Mustang Journal of Management and Marketing, 1, 24-42.

Duc, L. M. & Kamal, S. 2013. Impacts of National Institutions on Trust-Outcome Relation in R&D Alliances, IOSR Journal of Business and Management, 14(1), 56-60. 


Delios, A., Gaur, A. S., and Kamal, S. (2009). International acquisition and globalization of firms from India. In J. Chaisse and P. Gugler (Ed.),
Expansion of Trade and FDI in Asia: Strategy and Policy Challenges (pp. 58-75). London & New York: Routledge.

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.