Professor Nick Wilson

Director of the Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC)

Nick's work combines academic rigour with practical and policy relevance. He has held the Chair in Credit Management and Finance at Leeds University Business School since 1998 and is Director of the Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Credit Management (FICM).

Contact Details

Email:[email protected]
Telephone:0113 343 4472

Research Themes

  • Finance and Governance Research Theme

Biography

Prof Nick Wilson has held the Chair in Credit Management and Finance at Leeds University Business School since 1998 and is Director of the Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Credit Management (FICM).

He has held visiting academic, lecturing and research positions at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, The European University in Florence, The Dauer Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil, The University of Mauritius and the China-EC Management Institute, Beijing, China.

His work combines academic rigour with practical and policy relevance. Professor Wilson sat on the Better Payment Practice Group (1997-2007). He provided analysis to BIS and Ministers on the impact of legislation, for example, the Late payment of Commercial Debts Interest Act 1998) and other interventions aimed at improving trade credit payment behaviour towards small firms. BIS commissioned him to write a policy report: An Investigation into Payment Trends and Behaviour (1997-2007), published in 2008.

He has been active in raising research funds from the research councils and commercial sponsors. He has been awarded a number of ESRC grants and Knowledge Transfer Partnership awards. Recent awards include: The Welsh Assembly (2010-13); Rake Fund, ISBE (2011); British Venture capital Associations (2011). The Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC) received over £900,000 in commercial sponsorship 1993-2008. CMRC has produced many industry reports including: the Credit Management Quarterly Review, The Atradius Export Survey, the Euler Hermes Survey of European Businesses, the CSA survey of Debt Management and Collection and a regular survey of SME’s in the UK. The Credit Management Research Centre have developed and maintained ‘www. PaymentScorer.com’ to monitor the payment behaviour of UK Plc’s until 2009.

Research Paper

Private Equity, Buy-outs, and Insolvency Risk. Research Paper No 8.

Private Equity restructuring using debt has been criticised for increasing financial distress and bankruptcy. This paper compares the insolvency hazard of various buy-out types within the corporate population and investigates the risk profile of the companies pre-buyout.

Associated Themes
  • Finance and Governance Research Theme
Research Paper

Burden or Benefit? Regulation as a dynamic influence on SME performance. Research Paper No 7.

This paper contributes to contemporary debates concerning the impact of regulation on small business performance in the UK.

Associated Themes
  • Business Demography Research Theme