Dr. Benjamin F. Lyngdoh

Designation: Assistant Professor

Department of Tourism and Hotel Management Department

Joined NEHU on



M. Com, NET, PhD

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance, Tourism Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Tourism Impacts


15 Years


Awarded Silver Medal for Best Business Academic of the Year Award – 2009 in 62nd All India Commerce Conference dated 10th – 12th October, 2009 held at MDS University, Ajmer, Rajasthan.

Phd Awarded/Supervised:

Currently supervising three PhD Research Scholars

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

Warden of Sohpetbneng Hostel, NEHU, Shillong

Academic affiliations:

  • Life Member of Indian Commerce Association (ICA),
  • Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress (ITHC) and
  • North East India Commerce and Management Association (NEICMA)

Research Projects

  • Impact of tourism-related micro and small enterprise on entrepreneur’s socio-economic outcomes: A propensity score analysis of Meghalaya (Funding Agency – ICSSR, New Delhi)
  • Socio-economic outcomes of microfinance intervention: a study on women microfinance clients of Meghalaya (Funding Agency – UGC, New Delhi)


(A) Journals -

  1. Impact of Tourism Entrepreneurship on their socio-economic Outcomes: A Propensity Score Analysis; International Journal of Tourism and Travel, 11(1&2), pp.18-25. [year 2018]
  2. Tourism-related entrepreneurship and socio-economic change: A case study of Meghalaya, India; Tourism Innovations: An International Journal of Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress, 4(1), pp. 38-53. [year 2015]
  3. Impact of microfinance on women empowerment: A study of Meghalaya; Finance India, 29(3), pp. 957-966 [year 2015]
  4. Tourist spending and food-related services in Cherrapunji destination of Meghalaya: A tourist needs gap analysis; Keanean Journal of Arts, Vol 2, pp. 70-85 [year 2015]
  5. Tourism of cultural festivals of Meghalaya; North East Scholar Magazine, 1(4), pp. 65-69 [year 2015]
  6. Tourist needs gap in Cherrapunji destination of Meghalaya, India; Tourism Innovations: An International Journal of Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress, 3(1&2), pp. 61-71 [year 2014]
  7. Non-government organizations and inclusive growth; The NEHU Journal, 12(1), pp. 79-93 [year 2014]
  8. Tourism attractiveness of Meghalaya: An exploration of entrepreneurial opportunities;  IUP Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, 10(4), pp. 7-23 [year 2013]
  9. Bridging tourist needs gap through microenterprise: a case study of Cherrapunji destination of Meghalaya, India; International Journal of Applied Management Research, 1(2), pp. 10-22 [year 2013]
  10. Microfinance and women empowerment: a case of matrilineal tribal society of India;  Prajnan: Journal of Social and Management Sciences, 42(2), pp. 113-29 [year 2013]
  11. Impact of microfinance on women empowerment in the matrilineal tribal society of India: an analysis using propensity score matching and difference-in-difference; International Journal of Rural Management, 9(1), pp. 45-69 [year 2013]
  12. Does microfinance contribute towards women empowerment: a case of Meghalaya; The NEHU Journal, 10(2), pp. 33-48 [year 2012]
  13. Microfinance and socio-economic change: an assessment of Meghalaya; The Microfinance Review, 3(1), pp. 110-22 [year 2011]
  14. Financial inclusion, women and inclusive growth; The Indian Journal of Commerce, 63(2), pp. 174--82 [year June, 2010]
  15. Microfinance and Women Empowerment: Some Evidences; Man and Society: A Journal of North East Studies, Vol. V, pp. 81 – 96. [year 2008]
  16. Small and Medium Sized Business Opportunities in the Tourism Sector of Meghalaya; The NEHU Journal, 4(1&2), pp.111 – 119 [year 2008]

(B) Books –

  1. Tourism-related Micro and Small Enterprise and Entrepreneur’s Socio-economic Outcomes [2019]; Bharti Publications, New Delhi
  2. Microfinance and socio-economic development of women [2015]; MR Books, Guwahati
  3. Microfinance and women empowerment [2013]; Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars: 

Presented papers in more than 30 Seminars and Conferences across India in areas covering Tourism, Microfinance, Development Studies, Management, Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Sustainability, etc


Member of Tourism Research Team in the Collaboration between Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong

Any other:

Resource Person for Summer/Winter Schools and Orientation Programmes of the UGC-HRDC, NEHU, Shillong