Sticking it on plastic : credit card finance and small and medium sized enterprises in the UK
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This paper investigates the role of credit card financing in UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and how this varies by location and business orientation. Using a large scale dataset of UK SMEs, the results of a regression based analysis suggest that firms located in peripheral geographic areas have greater usage of credit cards relative to counterparts located in ‘core’ locations. Innovative, growth, and export-oriented SMEs are also more inclined to use credit card financing. Moreover, SMEs that use credit cards as a form of improvised financial ‘bootstrapping’ are more likely to seek additional funding sources in the future.
Brown , R , Liñares-Zegarra , J & Wilson , J O S 2019 , ' Sticking it on plastic : credit card finance and small and medium sized enterprises in the UK ' Regional Studies , vol. 53 , no. 5 , pp. 630-643 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1490016
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