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)

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