Research

Mirela's research interests include:

(a) entrepreneurial behaviour in challenging institutional environments; (b) institutional influences on enterprise development; (c) informal economy; (d) small business growth; (e) enterprise policy development and policy transfer 

Mirela has recently managed a number of research projects: 

1. Understanding the Circular Economy – Interdisciplinary insights, private practice and public policy (2016-17) funded by the Research Development Fund, University of Sussex, School of Business, Management and Economics (with Dr Odul Bozkurt and Dr Shova Thapa Karki)

http://circularbrightonandhove.uk/circular-economy-workshop-19th-january-2017  

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/economics/newsandevents/events?id=39948  

 

2. The value of formalization for women entrepreneurs in developing contexts-A review and research agenda (2015-16) funded by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Department for International Development (DFID) within their Private Sector Development in Low Income Countries Scheme (PEDL) (with Dr Adrian Madden and Dr Shova Thapa Karki)

Xheneti, Mirela, Madden, Adrian and Thapa Karki, Shova (2017) Value of formalisation for women entrepreneurs in developing contexts-A review and research agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews. ISSN 1460-8545

 

3. Transitioning into the formal: Women entrepreneurs in the informal economy of Nepal (2014-15) funded by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Department for International Development (DFID) within their Private Sector Development in Low Income Countries Scheme (PEDL) (with Dr Shova Thapa Karki) 

http://pedl.cepr.org/content/transitioning-formal-%E2%80%93-women-entrepreneurs-informal-economy-nepal-0 

http://pedl.cepr.org/sites/default/files/Research%20Note%20Female%20Entrepreneurs%20in%20Nepal.pdf  

 

Xheneti, Mirela, Thapa Karki, Shova and Madden, Adrian (2018) Negotiating business and family demands within a patriarchal society – the case of women entrepreneurs in the Nepalese context. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. ISSN 0898-5626

Thapa Karki, Shova and Xheneti, Mirela (2018) Formalising women entrepreneurs in the informal economy of Kathmandu, Nepal: pathway towards empowerment? International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 38 (7/8).

Xheneti, Mirela and Thapa Karki, Shova (2018) Gender embeddedness in patriarchal contexts undergoing institutional change: evidence from Nepal. In: Yousafzai, Shumaila, Lindgreen, Adam, Saeed, Saadat, Henry, Colette and Fayolle, Alain (eds.) Contextual embededdness of women's entrepreneurship: going beyond the gender-neutral approach. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781472483560pp. 526-541. ISSN 0144-333X