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

Pawan Budhwar

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)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (MSc HRMB and MSc International Business).
  • Strategic HRM in a Global Context (MBA)
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.
  • EREBUS Placement Grant 2012-2013 (£7000).  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 Theodorakopoulos, Geoff Parkes and Stathis Tapinos (2013 – 2015)
  • 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 – Aston University).
  • ESRC Grant: 2011 (£10,000) on ESRC Emerging Economies Review (with Sumon Bhaumik).
  • ESRC Seminar: 2011-13 (£13863) Organizational innovation, people management and sustained performance: towards a multi-level framework for medium-sized businesses (with Helen Shipton Aston Business School, Jenny Bimrose, Warwick University and Paul Sparrow, University of Lancaster.)
  • 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).
  • Science Bridge Grant: 2009-2012 (£117,000) To investigate Bio-energy: Technology and Business Solutions for the UK and India (with Prasanta Dey).
  • British Academy Conference Grant: 2010 (£17,300) To organize the 11th International HRM Conference at Aston Business School, 9-12 June 2010.
  • SHRM Foundation: 2008-2010 ($36,228) HRM Strategies & Practices Across Subsidiaries in Multinational Corporations from Emerging Markets: An Indian Perspective (with Mohan Thite and Adrian Wilkinson). 
  • ESRC Grant: 2006-2008 (£100,826, RES-000-22-1876) HRM Systems, 
  • Internal Marketing and Performance in Indian Call Centres (with Neeru Malhotra).



  • Thite, M., Wilkinson, A. and Budhwar, P. (2015) (Eds) Indian Multinationals: Taking India to the World.  Oxford University Press (Forthcoming) 
  • Horwitz, F. and Budhwar, P. (2014) (Eds) Handbook of Human Resource Management in Emerging Markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (Forthcoming)  

  • Budhwar, P., Crawshaw, J., and Davis, A. (2014) (Eds) Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. London: Sage.
  • Varma, A. and Budhwar, P. (2013) (Eds.) Managing Human Resources in Asia-Pacific. Routledge: London (Forthcoming).
  • Budhwar, P. and Varma, A. (2011) (Eds.) Doing Business in India. London: Routledge.
  • Budhwar, P., Schuler, R. and Sparrow, P. (2009) (Eds.) Major Works in International Human Resource Management. London: Sage (4 Volumes).
  • Budhwar, P. and Bhatnagar, J. (2009) The Changing Face of People Management in India. London: Routledge. 
  • Varma, A., Budhwar, P. and DeNisi, A. (2008) (Eds.) Performance Management Systems around the Globe. London: Routledge. 
  • Budhwar, P. and Mellahi, K. (2006) (Eds.) Managing Human Resources in the Middle East. Routledge: London.
  • Budhwar, P. and Debrah, Y. (2004) (Eds.) HRM in Developing Countries. London: Routledge (Paper Back Edition).
  • Budhwar, P. (2004) (Ed.) Managing Human Resources in Asia-Pacific. Routledge: London.
  • Budhwar, P. and Debrah, Y. (2001) (Eds.) HRM in Developing Countries. London: Routledge.
  • Budhwar, P. and Budhwar. L. (1999) Research Methods for Business StudiesIssues and Perspectives. New Dehli: Global Business Press.

Journal Articles

  • Malek, M.A., Budhwar, P. and Reichie, B.S. (2014).  Sources of Support and Expatriation:  A Multiple Stakeholder Perspective of Expatriate Adjustment and Performance in Malaysia.  International Journal of Human Resource Management (Forthcoming).
  • Theodorakopoulos, N. and Budhwar, P. (2014).  Introduction to the Special Issue on Diversity and Inclusion in Different Work Settings: Emerging Patterns, Challenges, Implications, and Research Agenda, Human Resource Management (Forthcoming).
  • Thite, M., Budhwar, P. and Wilkinson, A. (2014) Global HR Roles and Factors Influencing their Development: Evidence from Emerging Indian IT Services Multinationals.  Human Resource Management (Forthcoming).
  • Katou, A., Budhwar, P. and Patel, C. (2014) Content Vs. Process in the HRM Performance Relationship:  An Empirical Examination.  Human Resource Management (Forthcoming).
  • Guillaume, Y.R.F., Dawson, G., Priola, V., Sacramento, C.A., Woods, S., Budhwar, P., Higson, H. and West, M. (2014) Managing Diversity in Organizations: An Integrative Model and Agenda for Future Research.  European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (Forthcoming)
  • Jepsen, D., Sun, J.J., Budhwar, P., Klehe, U-C., Krausert, A., Raghuram, S. and Valour, M. (2014) International Academic Careers: Personal Reflections.  International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(10): 1309-1326.
  • Festing, M., Budhwar, P., Cascio, W., Dowling, P.J. and Scullion, H. (2013) Current Issues in International HRM: Alternative Forms of Assignments, Careers, and Talent Management in a Global Context. German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management, 27(30): 161-166
  • Davis, A., Parkes, C and Budhwar, P. (2013) Bridging Difference – National and Organisational Adaptation for Responsible Performance. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (12): 2273-2277.
  • Malek, M.A. and Budhwar, P. (2012) Cultural Intelligence as a Predictor of Expatriate Adjustment and Performance in Malaysia. Journal of World Business, 48: 222-231.
  • Shipton, H., Budhwar, P. and Crawshaw, J. (2012) HRM, Organisational Capacity for Change, and Performance: A Global Perspective. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(6) 777-790.
  • Varma, A., Pichler, S., Budhwar, P. and Kupferer, (2012) An Investigation of Expatriate-Local Interaction in China. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 27(7): 753-768.
  • Budhwar, P. (2012) Management of Human Resources in Foreign Firms Operating in India: The Role of HR in Country-Specific Headquaters. International Journal of Human Resource Management 23(12, June): 2514-2531.
  • Katou, A. and Budhwar, P. (2012) The Link between HRM Policies, Psychological Contract Fulfilment and Organisational Performance: The Case of the Greek Services Sector. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(6): 793-809.
  • Khatri, N., Ojha, A.K., Budhwar, P., Srinivasan, V. and Varma, A. (2012) Management Research in India: Current State and Future Directions. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Management Review, 1-12.
  • Khatri, N., Templer, K.J. and Budhwar, P. (2012) Great (Transformational) Leadership = Chrisma + Vision. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 1(1): 38-62/
  • Varma, A. and Budhwar, P. (2012) International Human Resource Management in the Indian Context. Journal of World Business 47: 157-158.

  • Khatri, N., Templer, K.J. and Budhwar, P. (2012) Great (Transformational) Leadership = Chrisma + Vision. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 1(1): 38-62.

  • Patel, C., Budhwar, P. and Varma, A. (2012) Work Group Identification, Conscientiousness, Organisational Justice and Work Outcomes: Test of a Moderated Mediation Model within the Indian Call Centre Context. Journal of World Business, 47: 213-222.

  • Jain, H., Budhwar, P., Varma, A., and Venkata Ratnam, C.S. (2012) Human Resource Management in the New Economy in India. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(5): 1-5.

  • Theodorakopoulos, N., Patel, C. and Budhwar, P. (2012) Editorial: Knowledge Flows, Learning and Development in an International Context, European Journal of International Management, 6(1): 1-9.

  • Pichler, S., Varma, A., and Budhwar, P. (2012) Antecedents and Consequences of the Social Categorization of Expatriates in India. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(5): 915-927.

  • Smith, P.B.,Torres, C., Leong, C-H., Budhwar, P., Achoui, M. and Lebedeva,N. (2012) Are Indigenous Approaches to Achieving Influence in Business Organizations Distinctive? A Comparative Study of Guanxi, Wasta, Jeitinho, Svyazi, and Pulling Strings. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(2): 333-348.

  • Budhwar, P. and Varma, A. (2011) Emerging HR Management Trends in India and the Way Forward. Organizational Dynamics, 40: 317-325.

  • Woldu, H. and Budhwar, P. (2011) Cultural Value Orientations of the Former Communist Countries: A Gender-based Analysis. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(7): 1365-1386.

  • Varma, A., Budhwar, P. and Pichler, S. (2011) Chinese Host Country Nationals’ Willingness to Help Expatriates: The Role of Social Categorization. Thunderbird International Business Review, 53(3): 353-364.

  • Varma, A., Pichler, S. and Budhwar, P. (2011) The Relationship between Expatriate Job Level and Host Country National Categorization: An Investigation in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(1): 103–120.

  • Mellahi, K. and Budhwar, P. (2010) Islam and Human Resource Management. Personnel Review, 39(6): 685-691.

  • Adhikari, D., Budhwar, P. and Hirasawa, K. (2010) Changing Employment Relation Systems in Japan: Cases of Mitsubishi Corporation and Federation of Shinkin Banks. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(13): 2414-2437.

  • Katou, A., Budhwar, P., Woldu, H. and Al-Hamadi, A.B. (2010) Influence of Ethical Beliefs, National Culture and Institutions on Preferences for HRM in Oman. Personnel Review, 39(6): 728-745.

  • Bhatnagar, J., Budhwar, P., Saini, D. and Srivastava, P. (2010) Organizational Change and Development in India:A Case of Strategic Organizational Change and Transformation.Journal of Organizational Change Management, 23(5): 485-499.

  • Katou, A. and Budhwar, P. (2010) Testing Competing HRM-Performance Linkage Models: Evidence from the Greek Manufacturing Sector. The European Journal of International Management, 4(5): 464-487.

  • Budhwar, P. and Varma, A. (2010) Guest Editors’ Introduction: Emerging Patterns of HRM in the New Indian Economic Environment. Human Resource Management, 49(3): 343-351.

  • Le, J. K., Tissington, P.A. and Budhwar, P. (2010) To Move or Not to Move – A Question of Family? International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(1-3): 17-45.

  • Mellahi, K., Budhwar, P. and Baibing, L. (2010) A Study of the Relationship between Exit, Voice, Loyalty and Neglect and Commitment in India. Human Relations, 63(3): 349-369.

  • Katou, A. and Budhwar, P. (2010) Causal Relationship between HRM Policies and Organisational Performance: Evidence from the Greek Manufacturing Sector. European Management Journal, 28: 25-39.

  • Budhwar, P., Varma, A., Katou, A. and Narayanan, D. (2009) The Role of HR in cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: The Case of Indian Pharmaceutical Firms. Multinational Business Review, 17(2): 89-110.

  • Budhwar, P., Varma, A., Malhotra, N. and Mukherjee, A. (2009) Insights into the Indian Call Centre Industry: Can Internal Marketing help tackle high employee turnover? Journal of Services Marketing, 23(5): 351-362.

  • Varma, A., Pichler, S., Budhwar, P. and Biswas, S. (2009) Chinese Host Country Nationals’ Willingness to Support Expatriates: The Role of Collectivism, Interpersonal Affect and Guanxi. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 9(2): 199-216.

  • Budhwar, P. and Debrah, Y. (2009) Future Research on Human Resource Management Systems in Asia. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26: 197-218.

  • Hirst, G., Budhwar, P., Cooper, B. K., West, M. A., Long, C., Chongyuan, X. and Shipton, H. (2008) Cross Cultural Variations in Climate for Autonomy, Stress and Organizational Productivity Relationships: A Comparison of Chinese and UK Manufacturing Organizations. Journal of International Business Studies, 39: 1343-1358.

  • Saini, D. and Budhwar, P. (2008) Managing the Human Resource in Indian SMEs: The Role of Indigenous Realities in Organizational Working. Journal of World Business, 43: 417-434.

  • Katou, A. and Budhwar, P. (2008) The Effect of Business Strategies and HRM Policies on Organizational Performance: The Greek Experience. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 27(6): 40-57.

  • Bjorkman, I., Budhwar, P., Smale, A. and Sumelius, J. (2008) Human Resource Management in Foreign-Owned Subsidiaries: China versus India. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(5): 964-978.

  • Budhwar, P., Woldu, H. and Ogbonna, E. (2008) A Comparative Analysis of Cultural Value Orientations of Indians and Migrant Indians in the USA. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 8(1): 79-105.

  • Woldu, H. and Budhwar, P. (2011) Cultural Value Orientations of the Former Communist Countries: A Gender-based Analysis. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(7): 1365-1386.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research