Pawan Budhwar

50th Anniversary Professor of International HRM

    Personal profile

    Contact Details

    Phone:  +44(0)121 204 3049
    Room:  SW8012

    Research Interests

    Strategic Human Resource Management & Performance


    Employee-Employer Relations

    Emerging Markets

    Teaching Activity

    BHM378, Strategic Human Resource Management in a Global Context

    BHM354, Strategic and International HRM

    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


    Head of School (September 2020 - Present)

    Associate Pro Vice Chancellor International (India) (2018 - Present)

    Associate Dean, Research, Aston Business School. (October 2009 - 2013)

    Professor, Aston Business School. (March 2006 - Present)

    Reader, Aston Business School. (September 2003 - February 2006)

    Senior Lecturer, Cardiff Business School. (September 2002 - September 2003)

    Lecturer, Cardiff Business School. (April 1997 - September 2002)

    Lecturer, Institute of Management Studies and Research, M.D. University, Rohtak, India. (1997)


    Ph D, Manchester University Business School, 1998. Subject: Comparative Human Resource Management - India and Britain

    MPhil, M.D. University, 1990. Subject: Industrial Sociology

    MA, M.D. University, 1988. Subject: Industrial Sociology

    MBA, M.D. University, 1986

    BA, M.D. University, 1984

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. (February 2011 - Present)

    Member, Asia Academy of Management. (2000 - 2016)

    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)

    Fellow, Academy of Social Science. (2012 - Present)

    Fellow, Indian Academy of Management. (2015 - Present)

    Administrative Roles

    Head of School

    Associate Pro Vice Chancellor International (India)

    Research Interests

    I am responsible for developing institutional collaborations and partnerships.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    External positions

    Co-editor-in-Chief, Human Resource Management Journal

    1 Jan 202131 Dec 2023

    Governing Board Member, Centre for Responsible Business, New Delhi, India

    2016 → …

    Co-Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Management


    Member of Scientific Committe for CABS Journal Ranking List

    2013 → …

    BAM Council Member

    2011 → …


    • Strategic Human Resource Management
    • Employee-Employer Relations
    • Emerging Markets
    • Expatriation
    • Cross-Cultural Management


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