Professor Pawan Budhwar (PhD, MCIPD, FBAM, FHEA, AcSS)

Work & Organisational Psychology Group

Pawan Budhwar

A member of the Work and Organisational Psychology Group and Director of the 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. Pawan’s work is of great significance given the 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.

Position: Professor of International HRM
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3049
Email: p.s.budhwar@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW8012

Inaugural lecture by Prof Pawan Budhwar in Jananuary 2010.
  • BA (Economics and Geography), University College, Rohtak, India 1984
  • MBA (Personnel Management and Marketing), M.D. University, Rohtak, India, 1986
  • MA (Industrial Sociology), M.D University, Rohtak, India, 1988
  • MPhil (Industrial Sociology), M.D. University, Rohtak, India 1990
  • PhD (Cross-National Comparative HRM), Manchester Business School, 1998
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 2011

Employment & Key Positions held

  • 1988 - 1993 Full-time Lecturer at Department of Business Administration, MD University Rohtak, India
  • 1995 Tutor for Organisational Behaviour & Organisation Development & Statistics, Manchester Business School
  • 1997 Lecturer, Cardiff Business School
  • 2002 Senior Lecturer, Cardiff Business School
  • 2002-2003 Programme Director, MSc HRM, Cardiff Business School
  • 2003 Deputy Director, Asian Accounting Finance and Business Research Unit, Cardiff Business School
  • 2003 Reader in Organisational Behaviour and HRM, Aston Business School
  • 2004 Visiting Professor, ADHEC, France
  • 2204 Track Chair, OB/HR, EURAM Conference, Munich, Germany
  • 2004-2006 Associate Editor, International Journal of Organizational Analysis
  • 2005-2007 Research Convenor, Work & Organisational Psychology Group, Aston Business School
  • 2005 Visiting Professor, University of Trier, Germany
  • 2006 Visiting Professor, Groupe ESC Toulouse Business School, France
  • 2006 Professor of International HRM, Aston Business School
  • 2006 Director, Aston Centre for Human Resources
  • 2006 Associate Editor, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management
  • 2006 Track Chair, OB/HR, 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Tokyo
  • 2007-2010 Senior Associate Editor, British Journal of Management
  • 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 Visiting Professor, University of Trier, Germany
  • 2007 Track Chair, HR, 9th APROS Conference, New Delhi
  • 2007 Director, Aston Indian Foundation for Applied Research, Aston University
  • 2007 Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, UK
  • 2007 - 2009 Head, Work & Organisational Psychology Group, Aston Business School
  • Advisor to Commonwealth Commission for Awards of Scholarship and Fellowships from October 2007 - Summer 2013
  • Co-Track Chair, HRM, 6th Asia Academy of Management Conference to be held from 14 - 16 December, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Caucus Chair for Academy of Management 2009 Meetings
  • Co-Founder and First President of Indian Academy of Management, 2009 - 2012 
  • Conference Chair, 11th International HRM Conference, June 2010, Aston University
  • 2010-2014 Visiting Professor, MDI, India
  • 2010-2013, Associate Dean of Research, Aston Business School
  • Co-Chair, 25th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, September 2011, Aston University
  • Council Member of British Academy of Management 2011 - 2014.
  • HRM Track and SIG Co-chair, British Academy of Management (2010 - ).
  • Associate Editor Human Resource Management (August 2011 - ).
  • 2012, Fellow, British Academy of Management
  • 2012, Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences
  • Joint Editor-in-Chief of British Journal of Management (January 2014)
  • Member of Scientific Committee for the Association of Business Schools International Guide to Academic Journal Quality (June 2013 – present)
  • Indian Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop Chair, 2013, 2014, AOM Meetings.
  • Chair of Awards Sub-committee, British Academy of Management (2012 – present)
  • BH1109, International Perspectives in Organisations
  • BH3393, Global Working
  • BHM390, Strategic Human Resource Management in a Global Context
  • BHMPROJ, Masters Project
  • BUP100, Undergraduate Placement Assessment
  • DISS1, Dissertation Part 1
  • DISS2, Dissertation Part 2
  • DR1SUP, Doctoral Supervision 1
  • DR2SUP, Doctoral Supervision 2
  • DR3SUP, Doctoral Supervision 3
  • MBAPROJ, Project Part B
  • Projects being pursued: HRM Systems of Indian MNEs, 
  • Expatriate management, Counter productive work processes
  • HRM and performance, 
  • HRM in emerging markets with a focus on India
  • International Human Resource Management

  • ESRC Grant to conduct HR and Internal Marketing related research in Indian call centres, 2006-2008 (£100826, with Neeru Malhotra).

  • Society for HRM Foundation (USA) Grant to Examine HRM Strategies & Practices across Subsidiaries in Multinational Corporations from Emerging Economies – An Indian Perspective, 2008-2010 (US $36228, with Mohan Thite and Adrian Wilkinson of Griffith University, Australia).

  • Science Bridge Grant to investigate Bio-energy: Technology and Business Solutions for the UK and India, 2009-2012 (£1.5 mn in total with School of Engineering, Aston University. Aston Business School’s share = £117,000 with Prasanta Dey).

  • British Academy Conference Award (£17475) for 11th IHRM Conference, 2010.

  • ESRC CASE Studentship, 2011-2014 (£75,000) Public Sector Organisational Redesign: Exploring Links between Organisational Redesign, Innovation, Human Resource Management and Service Delivery (with Judy Scully).

  • ESRC Grant, 2011 (£10,000) on ESRC Emerging Economies Review (with Sumon Bhaumik).

  • ESRC Seminar, 2011-12 (£15,000) Organizational innovation, people management and sustained performance: towards a multi-level framework for medium-sized businesses (with Helen Shipton – Aston University, Helen Bimrose - Warwick University and Paul Sparrow - University of Lancaster).

  • KEEN Grant 2013-2015 (£86,000) To develop assessment tools to demonstrate financial and social impact of My Time CIC (Community Interest Company) Services (with Judy Scully and Jo Lyubovnikova).

  • EREBUS Placement Grant 2012-2013 (£7,000) Mapping areas of potential collaboration for future partnership opportunity (with Judy Scully and Carole Parkes).

  • ERDF Grant on Innovation Vouchers 2012 (£237,862) with Nick Theodorakoulos, Geoff Parkes, and Stathis Tapinos (2013-2015).

  • KTP Grant 2014-2016 (£139,722) To Conceptualise, Design, Deliver and Evaluate a Workforce Intelligence Planning System for a Multi-organisational Enterprise in the legal sector (with Judy Scully and Ben Clegg).

  • Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. (February 2011 - Present)
  • Member, Indian Academy of Management. (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Asia Academy of Management. (2000 - Present)
  • Member, Academy of International Business. (1996 - Present)
  • Member, Academy of Management (USA). (1996 - Present)
  • Member, British Academy of Management. (1995 - Present)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy. (2002 - Present)