Aston India Centre for Applied Research

Aston India Centre undertakes India-related research activities at Aston University. 


Enabling the creation and dissemination of multidisciplinary knowledge for corporations in India or with Indian interests. Our objective is to enable the creation and dissemination of multidisciplinary knowledge that will significantly help researchers and policy makers to improve operations and profitability for corporations in India, or with Indian interests.

We recognise the importance of inter and multi-disciplinary insights. As well as our research output, we hold an annual conference that seeks to bring together scholars engaged in research on diverse topics and phenomenon related to India.

Research areas
  • Bio-energy and Waste Management
  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Performance
  • Services Marketing Management
  • Technology Management - Project, Supply-Chain, Operations and Performance Management
  • Management of Foreign Direct Investment to and from India
  • Mechanical Cardiac Support.
  • Knowledge-based Decision Support Systems
  • Outsourcing and Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sustainability Management in SMEs
Developmental activities

We regularly organise developmental programmes for a variety of stakeholders.

These include:

  • Policy development workshops for Municipal Committees in India related to waste management
  • Adoption of villages in Punjab to minimise pollution and generate renewal energy Sustainable growth plans for SMEs
  • Lean and green manufacturing and regular organisation of professional development workshops for junior faculty and doctoral researchers at major conferences. 

We also organise exchange programmes between partner institutions in the UK and India for scholars and practitioners, in order to both increase exposure to the latest developments in the field and to share good practice.

Collaborations and partnerships
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Lucknow
  • IIT Delhi 
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Ropar
  • MDI
  • Jadavpur University,Kolkata 
  • MD University, Rohtak
  • NIT Bhopal
  • NIT Truchi
  • XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • Loyola University, Chicago
  • Griffiths University, Brisbane
  • Centre for Responsible Business, New Delhi, India 
  • Indian Academy of Management

Professor Pawan Budhwar
Professor Prasanta Dey
Dr. Bimal Arora

Divya Jyoti

Dr Pavel Albores
Dr Vidu Badigannavar
Dr Srikanth Bellary
Professor Robert Berry
Dr Sudeshna Bhattacharya
Dr Amit Chattopadhyay
Dr Soumyadeb Chowdhary
Dr Philip Davies
Dr Neeru Malhotra
Dr Sudhakar Sagi
Dr Jim Scott
Mr Kirit Vaidya
Dr Daniel Wright