Dr Mika is a director of Te Au Rangahau, the Māori Business & Leadership Research Centre and a senior lecturer in the School of Management, Massey University, Palmerston North. Dr Mika’s research focuses on indigenous entrepreneurialism, indigenous managerialism and indigenous methodologies. Dr Mika’s doctoral research, completed in 2015 under the supervision of Associate Professor Paul Toulson, Professor Annemarie Gillies, and Dr Joanne Bensemann examined the role of publicly funded enterprise assistance in Māori entrepreneurship. Dr Mika was an associate investigator in several Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga research projects including Whakatipu Rawa led by Dr Shaun Awatere, Te Pae Tawhiti led by Dr Robert Joseph, and is principal investigator for ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem efficacy for indigenous entreprenuers.’ Dr Mika is a former management consultant, business mentor and enterprise facilitator, and lead author of Te Pae Tawhiti: Manawatū-Whanganui Māori Economic Development Strategy, and coauthor of the Tairāwhiti Māori economic development report. Dr Mika is a member of the Acaedemy of Management, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand, International Council of Small Business, and Te Au Pakihi Manawatū Māori Business Network.