Subjects Taught

Business Ethics (MGMT 311), Research (ACCT 661)






Dr. Kenneth Charman is a professor in business strategy and behavioral economics at CamEd Business School. He started his career in the oil sector and then in consulting London, and after completing his MBA in 1991, he worked in economic development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where he has led major development projects for the European Union including national and regional development, regulation and sector-specific development assignments. He has undertaken long term assignments in Belarus, Syria, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyz Republic, and was employed as a development specialist in the European Commission in Brussels. He has been employed as a teaching and research professor in Kazakhstan and is a co-founder of the Harvard Business School Microeconomics of Competitiveness Asian Chapter. He has also undertaken many private sector assignments and focuses on strategy and organizational development at the national, regional, sector and firm level. Dr. Charman was appointed as Visiting Research Fellow at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 2012.


  • Public Private Partnerships in Kazakhstan: Developing Supporting Legislation in transitional Economies, with Timur Narbaev: IPMA World Congress, Astana, September 5-7 2017, Conference Proceedings (Indexed on Scopus);
  • 2017: Public Private Partnerships: The Case of Kazakhstan, with Timur Narbaev: Chapter in, Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. (eds.) 2017. Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne. 276 p. readmore
  • 2015: "Civil Service and Public Satisfaction: From Functions to Services--the Case of Kazakhstan," Ken Charman and Rakhymzhan Assangaziyev, pp. 169-194, Chapter in: Charles E. Ziegler, editor, Civil Society and Politics in Central Asia (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015. ISBN 978-0-8131-5077-2
  • 2013: On the Issues of Development of Islamic Finance in Emerging Markets in Emerging Markets; Case on the Republic of Kazakhstan, with Golib Kholjigitov and Lyubov Sartakova, HBS Conference on Islamic Finance, April 2014
  • 2006: Kazakhstan – A State Led Liberalised Market Economy?, Chapter in Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Countries, Lane, David, and Martin Myant, Palgrave Macmillan (in association with Universities of Paisley, and Cambridge)
  • 2005: The Syrian Economy at a Turning Point – Syria Today, International Development Associates, Syria, Dec-January 2005
  • 2004: Syria at a Turning Point, London Business School Centre for New and Emerging Markets Quarterly Review, November
  • 1999: Foreign Direct Investment: What Lessons Can Belarus Learn from Other Central and East European Economies? (Belarus Economic Trends, 1st Qtr)
  • 1998: Joint Ventures in Kazakhstan: Views from Local and Foreign Partners; Business Strategy Review, Volume 9 Issue 3 pp 15-20