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: email@example.com Room: SW8012
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).