Trade Credit in the UK Economy (1998–2012): An Exploratory Analysis of Company Accounts
30 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2014
Date Written: September 3, 2014
Trade credit is pervasive in the UK economy and for all businesses it represents both an important element in gaining and managing customers and in financing the purchase of supplies. This is the first exploratory study to provide a comprehensive analysis of trade credit activity in the UK corporate sector by analysing the financial statements of all limited companies in the period 1998–2012.
Keywords: Trade Credit, Corporate Finance, SME
JEL Classification: G30, G32
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