Dr Vidu Badigannavar MSc. PhD (LSE) FHEA

Work & Organisational Psychology Department

Vidu Badigannavar

I joined Aston University in September 2014. Prior to joining academia, I have worked in the industry for more than a decade as a HR manager in the IT industry and later as a policy research officer with international trade union federations in South and SE Asia.

Position: Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3286
Email: v.badigannavar@aston.ac.uk 
Room: SW724

I have held research and teaching positions at the London School of Economics, Cardiff University, Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Employment Relations
  • Human Resource Management
  •  Performance Management and Reward Policies.
  • Economic and Labor Market Reforms in Emerging Economies 
  • Trade Unions and Social Movements 
  • HR and Economic Outcomes of Labour-Management Cooperation 
  • International and Comparative Employment Relations


 2016: British Academy/Leverhulme Trust: Caste, Class and Trade Unionism in India. 

  • Mr. Samar Chakroborty - Union Organizing in the Garment Industry in Bangladesh 
  • Ms. Oshone Mshelia- Graduate Labor Market Discrimination in Britain 
  • Mr. Ananta Adhikari - Zero Hours Contracts in British Labor Markets


  • The Higher Education Academy of UK. 
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)   
  • British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)


Badigannavar, V. (2017) ‘The Paradoxes of Social Partnership and Union Revival in India’ in Noronha, E. and D’Cruz, P. (eds.) ‘Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment in Globalizing India’ Springer, Singapore. 

Badigannavar, V. and Budhwar, P. (2017) ‘A political analysis of voice: Going beyond the obvious to understand voice mechanisms and outcomes’ Human Resource Management Review (under review). 

Badigannavar, V. (2016) ‘Union Experiences of Social Partnership and Collective Participation in India’ Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, vol. (23): 45-71, ISSN: 0742-6186

Badigannavar, V. (2016). Is Social Partnership the way forward for Indian trade unions? Evidence from Public Services in India. International Labour Review (first published online 12 September 2016). DOI: 10.1111/ilr.12028

Badigannavar, V., Kelly, J. (2013). Do labour laws protect labour in India?. Industrial Law Journal, 49(4), 439-470.

Badigannavar, V. (2013). Employment Regulation in National Contexts: India in Frege, C. and Kelly, J. (eds) Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Political Economy (pp. 305-323). Routledge, London and NY. 

Badigannavar, V. (2012). Labour market regulations and the prospects of social partnership in India. Journal of Social and Economic Development, 14(2), 129-154.

Badigannavar, V., Kelly, J. (2011). Partnership and organizing: Two contrasting approaches to union revival in the UK. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 32(1), 5-27.

Badigannavar, V. (2009). Does labor-management partnership deliver mutual gains?  Evidence from the UK public services. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, 16, 75-108.

Badigannavar, V. (2006). Industrial relations in India. Global Industrial Relations. Routledge.

Badigannavar, V., Kelly, J. (2004). Labour-management partnership in the UK public sector. Union Organization and Activity. Routledge.

Kelly, J., Badigannavar, V. (2004). Union organizing campaigns. Union Organization and Activity. Routledge.

Badigannavar, V., Kelly, J. (2005). Labour-management partnership in the non-union retail sector. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(8), 1529-1544.

Badigannavar, V., Kelly, J. (2005). Why are some union organizing campaigns more successful than others?. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43(3), 515-535.

Obando-Rojas, B., Welsh, I., Bloor, M., Lane, T., Badigannavar, V., Maguire, M. (2004). The political economy of fraud in a globalized industry: the case of seafarer’s certification. Sociological Review, 52(3), 295-313.

Badigannavar, V. (2003). Employee involvement and worker’s perceptions of union effectiveness in partnership organizations: Evidence from the UK National Health Service. Employment Relations Record, 3(2), 1-14.

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