Professor Pawan Budhwar

Pawan Budhwar
Pawan Budhwar

Associate Dean Research for Aston Business School, a member of the Work and Organisational Psychology Group and Director of Aston India Foundation for Applied Research, Pawan is globally renowned for his research into the international aspects of HRM, and has held many visiting professorships worldwide.

Pawan’s research interests lie mainly in the international perspectives of HRM. He conducts the majority of his empirical work overseas, especially in India. He is currently engaged in looking at expatriate management and is particularly excited about a project on the emergence of Indian MNEs, and their HRM systems overseas.

Pawan’s work is of great significance given the possible links with developments within the Indian economy and the scarcity of research in the field within this context. His previous work has been extensively used by academics, especially his three-level framework of factors influencing HRM in a given context. He has examined HRM systems in developing countries and established links with social, cultural, political and legal contexts, and this is increasingly being referenced by other researchers. He has received  funding from ESRC to investigate HR and internal marketing in Indian Call Centres, wherein he highlighted many people management related issues and challenges, and the problems emerging in this sector. This sector is also the subject of the work of one of Pawan’s PhD candidates, who is examining the concept of presenteeism in this context. For the future, Pawan is particularly excited by the potential offered by looking into the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Over the next year or so, Pawan will further his work on expatriate management and related topics. Already a prolific author, he is writing a proposed book on HRM in emerging markets, and is making final changes to a book on HRM in the Middle East.

For more information about Pawan, please visit his Aston University profile page.

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