Marc Cowling


NameMarc Cowling
Job titleCollege Head of Research & Innovation
Research instituteCollege of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Research outputs

Predicting future default on the Covid-19 bounce back loan scheme: The 46.5 billion question

Cowling, Marc, Wilson, N, Nightingale, P and Kacer, M 2022. Predicting future default on the Covid-19 bounce back loan scheme: The 46.5 billion question. International Small Business Journal.

Has previous loan rejection scarred firms from applying for loans during Covid-19?

Cowling, Marc, Calabrese, Raffaella and Liu, Weixi 2021. Has previous loan rejection scarred firms from applying for loans during Covid-19? Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-021-00586-2

Understanding the Dynamics of UK Covid-19 SME Financing

Calabrese, Raffaella, Cowling, Marc and Liu, Weixi 2021. Understanding the Dynamics of UK Covid-19 SME Financing. British Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12576

Access to Finance for Cleantech Innovation and Investment: Evidence from U.K. Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Cowling, Marc and Weixi, Liu 2021. Access to Finance for Cleantech Innovation and Investment: Evidence from U.K. Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2021.3066685

The geographical impact of the Covid-19 crisis on precautionary savings, firm survival and jobs: Evidence from the United Kingdom’s 100 largest towns and cities

Brown, Ross and Cowling, Marc 2021. The geographical impact of the Covid-19 crisis on precautionary savings, firm survival and jobs: Evidence from the United Kingdom’s 100 largest towns and cities. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242621989326

The covid-19 lockdown in the United Kingdom and subjective well-being: have the self-employed suffered more due to hours and income reductions?

Yue, Wei and Cowling, Marc 2021. The covid-19 lockdown in the United Kingdom and subjective well-being: have the self-employed suffered more due to hours and income reductions? International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242620986763

The geography of business angel investments in the UK: Does local bias (still) matter?

Cowling, Marc, Brown, Ross and Lee, Neil 2021. The geography of business angel investments in the UK: Does local bias (still) matter? Event and Planning A: Economy and Space. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X20984484

Depletion and Subjective Well-Being: Lessons from the UK Coronavirus Lockdown

Nunn, A. and Cowling, M. 2020. Depletion and Subjective Well-Being: Lessons from the UK Coronavirus Lockdown. Global Policy.

Did you save some cash for a rainy COVID-19 day? The crisis and SMEs

Cowling, Marc, Brown, Ross and Rocha, Augusto 2020. Did you save some cash for a rainy COVID-19 day? The crisis and SMEs. International Small Business Journal: Research Entrepreneurship. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242620945102

Entrepreneurial firms: With whom do they compete, and where?

Cowling, Marc and Nadeem, Simon Peter 2020. Entrepreneurial firms: With whom do they compete, and where? Review of Industrial Organization. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11151-020-09782-y

Can local finance add value to local small business? Evidence from a UK local loan and grant fund

Cowling, Marc, Nadeem, Simon Peter, Foster, Carley and Baranova, Polina 2020. Can local finance add value to local small business? Evidence from a UK local loan and grant fund. International Review of Entrepreneurship.

LDBG loan and grant funding recipients

Cowling, Marc and Nadeem, Simon Peter 2019. LDBG loan and grant funding recipients. University of Derby.

Two decades of European self-employment: Is the answer to who becomes self-employed different over time and countries?

Millán, José María, Yue, Wei and Cowling, M 2019. Two decades of European self-employment: Is the answer to who becomes self-employed different over time and countries? Journal of Business Venturing Insights. 12, p. e00138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2019.e00138

Investment motivations and UK business angels' appetite for risk taking: The moderating role of experience

Croce, Annalisa, Ughetto, Elisa and Cowling, Marc 2019. Investment motivations and UK business angels' appetite for risk taking: The moderating role of experience. British Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12380

Gender and bank lending after the global financial crisis: are women entrepreneurs safer bets?

Cowling, Marc, Marlow, Susan and Liu, Weixi 2019. Gender and bank lending after the global financial crisis: are women entrepreneurs safer bets? Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-019-00168-3

Regional and spatial issues in the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises and new ventures

Cowling, Marc, Ughetto, Elisa and Lee, Neil 2019. Regional and spatial issues in the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises and new ventures. Regional Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1601174

Market consolidation, market growth, or new market development? Owner, firm, and competitive determinants

Weixi, Liu, Wei, Yue, Hang, Do and Cowling, M 2019. Market consolidation, market growth, or new market development? Owner, firm, and competitive determinants. International Review of Entrepreneurship.

On the productive efficiency of Australian businesses: firm size and age class effects

Cowling, M and Tanewski, G. 2018. On the productive efficiency of Australian businesses: firm size and age class effects. Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-018-0070-0

Internal financial management in smaller, entrepreneurial businesses

Cowling, M and Matthews, C. 2018. Internal financial management in smaller, entrepreneurial businesses. in: Sage.

The innovation debt penalty: Cost of debt, loan default, and the effects of a public loan guarantee on high-tech firms

Cowling, M, Ughetto, E and Lee, N. 2017. The innovation debt penalty: Cost of debt, loan default, and the effects of a public loan guarantee on high-tech firms. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Did firm age, experience, and access to finance count? SME performance after the global financial crisis

Cowling, M, Liu, W and Zhang, N. 2017. Did firm age, experience, and access to finance count? SME performance after the global financial crisis. Journal of Evolutionary Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00191-017-0502-z

The role of loan commitment terms in credit allocation on the UK small firms loan guarantee scheme

Cowling, M, Matthews, C and Liu, W. 2017. The role of loan commitment terms in credit allocation on the UK small firms loan guarantee scheme. International Review of Entrepreneurship.

Cost of capital and public loan guarantees to small firms

Ughetto, Elisa, Scellato, Giuseppe and Cowling, Marc 2017. Cost of capital and public loan guarantees to small firms. Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-017-9845-y

How entrepreneurship, culture and universities influence the geographical distribution of UK talent and city growth

Cowling, M and Lee, N. 2017. How entrepreneurship, culture and universities influence the geographical distribution of UK talent and city growth. Journal of Management Development. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-03-2016-0043

Non-founder human capital and the long-run growth and survival of high-tech ventures

Siepel, J, Cowling, M and Coad, A. 2016. Non-founder human capital and the long-run growth and survival of high-tech ventures. Technovation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2016.09.001

Growth processes of high-growth firms as a four-dimensional chicken and egg

Coad, A, Cowling, M and Siepel, J. 2016. Growth processes of high-growth firms as a four-dimensional chicken and egg. Industrial and Corporate Change. https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtw040

Access to bank finance for UK SMEs in the wake of the recent financial crisis

Cowling, M, Liu, W and Zhang, N. 2016. Access to bank finance for UK SMEs in the wake of the recent financial crisis. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-06-2015-0126

The World is your Oyster: The Effects of Knowledge, Human Capital, Technology and Entry Timing on International Growth

Cowling, M, Liu, W and Zhang, N. 2016. The World is your Oyster: The Effects of Knowledge, Human Capital, Technology and Entry Timing on International Growth. International Review of Entrepreneurship.

UK credit and discouragement during the GFC

Cowling, M, Liu, W, Minniti, M and Zhang, N. 2016. UK credit and discouragement during the GFC. Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-016-9745-6

You can lead a firm to R&D but can you make it innovate? UK evidence from SMEs

Cowling, M 2016. You can lead a firm to R&D but can you make it innovate? UK evidence from SMEs. Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-016-9704-2

Multiple disadvantage and wage growth: The effect of merit pay on pay gaps

Woodhams, C, Lupton, B, Perkins, G and Cowling, M 2015. Multiple disadvantage and wage growth: The effect of merit pay on pay gaps. Human Resource Management. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21692

Do rural firms perceive different problems? Geography, sorting, and barriers to growth in UK SMEs

Lyee, N and Cowling, M 2015. Do rural firms perceive different problems? Geography, sorting, and barriers to growth in UK SMEs. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. https://doi.org/10.1068/c12234b

Access to finance for innovative SMEs since the financial crisis

Lee, N, Sameen, H and Cowling, M 2014. Access to finance for innovative SMEs since the financial crisis. Research Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2014.09.008

What really happens to small and medium-sized enterprises in a global economic recession? UK evidence on sales and job dynamics

Cowling, M, Liu, W, Ledger, A and Zhang, N. 2014. What really happens to small and medium-sized enterprises in a global economic recession? UK evidence on sales and job dynamics. International Small Business Journal: Researching Enterperneurship. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242613512513

The snowballing penalty effect: Multiple disadvantage and pay

Woodhams, Carol, Lutpon, Ben and Cowling, Marc 2013. The snowballing penalty effect: Multiple disadvantage and pay. British Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12032

The use and value of freelancers: The perspective of managers.

Burke, A and Cowling, M 1910. The use and value of freelancers: The perspective of managers. International Review of Entrepreneurship.
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