Gurudas  Das Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Gurudas Das

National Institute of Technology Silchar

Engaged in teaching and research for last 28 years. Prefer to deal with substantive economic issues relating to India's Northeast. Attempted to explain as to how segregated market structure and social space reinforce each other in fuelling inter-ethnic clashes and violence and how can the societies leverage the geoeconomic advantages of the region which shares international borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Myanmar by way of promoting cross-border trade and development cooperation.

Subjects: Area Studies


Studied in the University of North Bengal (NBU) for both Masters in Economics and Ph D in area studies. Worked in St Anthony's College, Shillong; OKD Institute of Social Change and Development; North Eastern Hill University. Currently working at NIT Silchar. Authored 2 books, edited and co-authored 2 books, coedited and co-authored 14 books. Have 8 international journal publications and more than 50 articles in national journals and edited volumes.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Security and Development
    Regional Development
    Cross-Border Trade and Development Cooperation
    Ethnicity and Development

Personal Interests

    Listening to Music
    Giving motivational talk



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RIMCIS-International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Science

Role of Economic Development and Governance in Mitigating Insurgency: A Case Study of Tripura, India

Published: Mar 01, 2019 by RIMCIS-International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Science
Authors: Gurudas Das (with Sanjib Banik)
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Military & Security Studies, Area Studies

The purpose of this paper is two folds: firstly, to analyse the relationship between insurgency on the one hand and economic development and governance on the other. Secondly, to determine the direction of causality between these three variables. With the application of ARDL, an inverse relationship has been established which formalises the descriptive notions about the cointegration between insurgency on the one hand and economic development and governance on the other in the long run.

Health Services Management Research

Examining the influence of health insurance literacy and perception on the people preference to purchase private voluntary health insurance

Published: Mar 15, 2018 by Health Services Management Research
Authors: Gurudas Das (with Tanuj Mathur and Hemendra Gupta)
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Most studies have associated “un-affordability” as a plausible cause for the lower take-up of private voluntary health insurance plans. An attempt is made here by shifting the focus towards non-economic factors and understanding the role of perception and health insurance literacy in transforming people’s preferences to invest in private voluntary health insurance plans. The findings will help in developing a strategy to increase the private voluntary health insurance take-up.

International Journal of Public Administration

Public Resource Allocation through Grassroots Democratic Institutions: Evidence from Assam, India

Published: Oct 20, 2017 by International Journal of Public Administration
Authors: Gurudas Das (with Subodh Chandra Das)
Subjects: Political Science, Area Studies, Asian Studies

The success of democratic institutions at the grassroots level in allocating public benefits to the target groups depends on people’s political participation. Applying logistic regression, ordinary least squares (OLS), and the Heckman model based on a data set collected from 30 panchayats from Assam, this article answers as to : (a) who participates? (b) who gets the public benefits? and (c) whether participants get more benefits.

Review of Market Integration

Market Integration and Price Leadership in India's Onion Market

Published: May 26, 2017 by Review of Market Integration
Authors: Gurudas Das (with Ujjwal Kanti Paul, Avijit Debnath and Tanuj Mathur)
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Business, Management and Accounting

The price of onion witnesses a significant degree of variation in India. The present study intends to identify the most influential onion markets in India. Johansen cointegration and vector error correction model techniques are used to analyse the monthly wholesale price between 2005 and 2015 in 10 major markets. The results show that Hubli is the most dominant market jointly followed by Kolkata and Lasalgaon. The results exhibit the predominant role played by the non-producing markets.

International Journal of Fruit Sciences

Is the Organic System Economically Viable? The Case of Pineapple in India's North East

Published: Jan 25, 2017 by International Journal of Fruit Sciences
Authors: Gurudas Das (with Ujjwal Kanti Paul, Avishek Ray and Tanuj Mathur)
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Business, Management and Accounting, Environment and Agriculture

This study intends to fill the gaps in the organic agriculture literature. The results suggest that the organic system is economically unviable as the growers fail to recover their total production cost. However, growers’ returns exceed their ‘perceived’ production cost, which excludes their imputed expenses. On the contrary, cultivation in two sample villages where the household’s size, its head’s age, percentage of land, and yield are significantly higher, remain economically viable.

Journal of Global Marketing

Convenience, Satisfaction and Post-Purchase behaviour in India's Health Insurance Market

Published: Aug 05, 2016 by Journal of Global Marketing
Authors: Gurudas Das (with Ujjwal Kanti Paul and Tanuj Mathur)
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Health and Social Care

The present study examines the mediating role of consumers' satisfaction and the moderating role of organizational and consumers’ personal factors. Structural equation analysis is adopted to test the hypothesized relationships using responses from 424 consumers who have purchased health insurance. The findings validated that the service convenience affects consumer satisfaction, which, in turn, plays both a direct and mediating role in influencing consumers' repurchase intention.

Organic Agriculture

Economic Efficiency and its effect on cost: A Case Study of Organic Pineapple in India's Northeast

Published: May 14, 2016 by Organic Agriculture
Authors: Gurudas Das (Ujjwal K Paul, Tanuj Mathur and Avijit Debnath)
Subjects: Environment and Agriculture

The production efficiency literature suffers from two major shortcomings, viz., comparing the organic system with conventional system cannot explain the farm level efficiency differential among the organic growers, and, the focus is mainly restricted to the level of efficiency rather than economic viability. The present study intends to fill this void by employing data envelopment analysis and economic evaluation method.

South Asian Survey

Sub-regional Cooperation for the Development of Landlocked Peripheral Areas: The Case of BCIM

Published: Jul 22, 2015 by South Asian Survey
Authors: Gurudas Das (with Ujjwal Kanti Paul and Tanuj Mathur)
Subjects: Area Studies

Sub-regional cooperation like Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar Forum for Regional Cooperation (BCIM) has the potential to promote growth in southwest China, Bangladesh, Myanmar and northeast India by way of utilising the complementarities of these regions. The mobilisation of cross-border synergies is destined to make the BCIM one of the economically vibrant zones that may develop the cross-border connectivity among the land-linked areas.