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.