AMDISA promotes research in areas which are of relevance to South Asian management. It generates funds to support such studies, assembles researchers from member institutions in different countries of South Asia, formulates a common design and methodology, helps member-institutions to undertake research, and finally integrates country reports for wider circulation.
For example, AMDISA, with the support of Asia Pacific Development Centre in Kuala Lumpur, organised a five nation research project on Civil Services in South Asia. With a common methodology and agreed framework, IBA Dhaka, ASCI Hyderabad, NIBM Colombo, NASC Kathmandu and IBA Lahore participated in this cooperative research. AMDISA Secretariat conducted the study which was published by APDC, Kuala Lumpur.
AMDISA REGIONAL DOCTORAL AND POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
Sponsored by Commonwealth Secretariat 2004-05 to 2012- 13
The specific objective of the programme is to provide financial and academic-institutional assistance to Ph.D scholars and younger academics who are citizens of any of the South Asian Commonwealth member countries (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), for undertaking original comparative research of international quality and standards based in at least two South/South-East Asian Commonwealth member countries (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore), including the candidate's home country, in the field of management and/or social sciences and other related disciplines, especially in emerging areas.
The broader objective is to contribute to the development of South Asian academic perspectives, networks and communities in management and related areas.
The applicants should be resident-citizens of one of the above South Asian Commonwealth member countries, and should be registered Ph.D scholars or full-time teachers–researchers with a doctorate degree in recognised academic institutions in their home country.
The Programme provides financial and institutional support for data collection and analysis, travel, and other incremental research-related expenditures. It is administered by a 5-member AMDISA Regional Fellowship Committee, comprising senior eminent academics from the South Asian management institutions which are AMDISA members. AMDISA Executive Board provides overall policy guidance.
The details of eight Fellowships awarded todate are summarised in the following table.