1972 …2018
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Personal profile

General

Kirit is an economist by training and has combined teaching and research at Aston Business School with numerous consultancy and research assignments in some 20 countries for international and national development and aid organisations (including Asian Development Bank, DFID, European Commission, ILO, UNDP, UNIDO and the World Bank.

Research Interests

Current research:

  • Technology transfer and industrial development (with special reference to China)

  • Technology-based collaborations between foreign and Chinese firms

  • Capability development of Chinese industrial enterprises as latecomers

  • Public works programmes in developing countries, wage rates, labour supply, asset creation and social protection.

Past areas of research:

  • China’s high-tech revealed comparative advantage

  • Value of rural traveller’s time savings in low-income countries

  • Economics of labour intensive public works programmes in developing countriess

  • Energy economics

Teaching Activity

Qualifications

B.Soc.Sc.(Economics, Politics, Sociology), University of Birmingham.

Specialisation in Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic Development.

Awarded the Faculty Plender Prize.

Employment

  •  2006 – date: Senior Lecturer in Business Economics, Aston Business School, Aston University.

  • 1972 – 2006: Lecturer in Business Economics, Aston Business School, Aston University.

PhD Supervision

Supervision of 5 PhD students to completion, currently supervising 2 students.

Available to supervise PhDs and DBAs especially on latecomer strategies of emerging economy companies.

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Research Output 1972 2018

Investigating the Willingness to Pay for a Contributory National Health Insurance Scheme in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-sectional Stated Preference Approach

Al-Hanawi, M. K., Vaidya, K., Alsharqi, O. & Onwujekwe, O., 6 Jan 2018, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Saudi Arabia
National Health Programs
Healthcare Financing
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Regression Analysis

Willingness to pay for improved public health care services in Saudi Arabia: a contingent valuation study among heads of Saudi households

Al-Hanawi, M. K., Alsharqi, O. & Vaidya, K., 4 Jun 2018, p. 1-28

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

United States Public Health Service
Saudi Arabia
Delivery of Health Care
Quality Improvement
Health Care Sector

Healthcare finance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a qualitative study of householders’ attitudes

Al-Hanawi, M. K., Alsharqi, O., Almazrou, S. & Vaidya, K., 20 Sep 2017, First Online, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Saudi Arabia
Public Sector
Delivery of Health Care
National Health Programs
Quality Improvement

The Social Foundations of Organizational Corruption

Nix, A. J., Decker, S., Wolf, C. & Vaidya, K., 1 Aug 2017, In : Academy of Management Proceedings. 2017, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Corruption
Synergy
Communication
Resources
Process research

Technological capability development in China's energy service company industry

Qiu, P., Nunes, B. & Vaidya, K., 19 May 2016, IAMOT 2016 - 25th International Association for Management of Technology Conference, proceedings: Technology - Future thinking. Pretorius, L. (ed.). IAMOT & University of Pretoria, p. 1661-1681 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Industry
China
Energy
Technological capability
Innovation

Thesis

An econometric analysis of international tourism demand in Hong Kong : a cointegration and error correction approach

Author: Lee, K., 2005

Supervisor: Bennett, D. (Supervisor) & Vaidya, K. G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Development of technological capabilities in Chinese Energy Service Companies (ESCOs)

Author: Qiu, P., 12 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Nunes, B. (Supervisor) & Vaidya, K. G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Factors affecting the quality of joint patents in China

Author: Zhou, R., 5 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Vaidya, K. G. (Supervisor) & Karoglou, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Foreign direct investment and corruption

Author: Martyanova, N., Feb 2010

Supervisor: Sena, V. (Supervisor) & Vaidya, K. G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Activities 2006 2010

  • 4 Consultancy
  • 1 Types of Business and Community - Other
  • 1 Types of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Validation of EIIP Training Programme material. ILO International Training Centre

Kirit Vaidya (Member)
Oct 2010

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Preparation of a guide to conducting wage rate and labour supply studies for public employment programmes and a case study on the same topic for ILO training programmes

Kirit Vaidya (Contributor)
Nov 2010Dec 2011

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Business and Community - Other

Consultant to ILO on a study of wage rates for a public works based social safety net in Cambodia

Kirit Vaidya (Advisor)
Sep 2009Jun 2010

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Consultant to ASIST-AP, ILO on wage rate and labour supply assessment for public works programmes in Timor Leste

Kirit Vaidya (Advisor)
Aug 2008Oct 2008

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy