Wilson, N. (2020) The Space that Separates: A Realist Theory of Art. Abingdon: Routledge. [Available here]

Wilson, N., Gross, J., Dent, T., Conor, B. and Comunian, R. (2019) Re-thinking Inclusive and Sustainable Growth for the Creative Economy, DISCE. [Available here]

Martin, L. and Wilson, N. (Eds.) (2018) The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity at Work, London: Palgrave. 30 Chapters. [Available here]


Wilson, N. (2018) Creativity at Work: Who Cares? Towards An Ethics of Creativity as a Structured Practice of Care, In L. Martin and N. Wilson (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity at Work, London: Palgrave.


Wilson, N. (2018) Entrepreneurship in Music and the Goldilocks Principle: Highway to Hell or Together Forever? In Martin, L. and Wilson, N. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity at Work, London: Palgrave.

Speers, L. and Wilson, N. (2018 in press) Embedding an Everyday Culture of Creativity: Putting Creativity to Work in a University Setting. In Martin, L. and Wilson, N. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity at Work, London: Palgrave.

Wilson, N. (2018) "Authenticity"; "Early music"; "Werkreue" entries in The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music (Eds) C. Lawson and R. Stowell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Martin, L. and Wilson, N. (2018) Serious realist philosophy and applied entrepreneurship. In Fayolle, A., Ramoglou, S., Karataş-Özkan, M. and K. Nicolopoulou. (eds) Philosophical Reflexivity in Entrepreneurship: Understanding, Challenging, Advancing, and Synthesising Worldviews in Entrepreneurship Research.Abingdon: Routledge.


Gross, J. and Wilson, N. (2018) Creating the environment: The cultural eco-systems of creative people and places. London: Creative People & Places.

Wilson, N. and Gross, J. (2017) Caring for Cultural Freedom: An Ecological Approach to Supporting Young People’s Cultural Learning. London: A New Direction (AND). October. (96 pages)

Wilson, N., Gross, J. and Bull, A. (2017) Towards Cultural Democracy: Promoting Cultural Capabilities for Everyone. London: King’s Cultural Institute. (68 pages) 

Wilson, N. (2017) Learning to Sing: De-familiarizing the Zone. In Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity: ‘Being in the Zone’.  Abingdon: Routledge ANTINOMIES. ISBN-13-9781138185920 January.

Stokes, D. and Wilson, N. (2017) Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, 7th edition,Andover: CENGAGE.

Perez Monclus, M. R., Comunian, R., & Wilson, N. C. (2015). Rising to the King’s Cultural Challenge: Teaching and learning cultural entrepreneurship through a project-based competition. In O. Kuhlke, A. Schramme, & R.Kooyman (Eds.), Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Pedagogy and Practice. (pp. 292-301). (Pioneering Minds Worldwide ). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.ISBN: 978-9059729902

Wilson, N. (2014) The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age. Oxford & USA:Oxford University Press. 293pp. Read New Tricks With Old Music OUP blog.

Wilson, N. (2011) Social creativity: Re-qualifying the creative economy. In Bilton, C. (ed) Creativity and Cultural Policy, Abingdon: Routledge. pp.137-152.

Stokes, D., Wilson, N. and Mador, M. (2010) Entrepreneurship, Andover: CENGAGE.

Stokes, D. and Wilson, N. (2010) Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, 6th edition,Andover: CENGAGE.

Wilson, N. (2007) Applying Critical Realism: Re-conceptualising the Emergent English Early Music Performer Labour Market. In Latsis, J. et al (eds) Contributions to Social Ontology, Abingdon:Routledge. pp.304-323.

Stokes, D. and Wilson, N. (2006) Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship , 5th edition,London: Thompson Learning. 



“An experienced practitioner and an expert analyst, Wilson gives us a fascinating insider ethnography and sociology of early music, culminating in a thought-provoking view of authenticity as art.”

Thomas Kelly, Professor of Music, Harvard University


“...it is no exaggeration to say that what he has written here is of profound importance.”

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars, in Hip Replacements, The Musical Times (Autumn 2014), pp.93-100.


Wilson, N. (2020) Aesthetics in a persecutory time: introducing aesthetic critical realism. Journal of Critical Realism, Published online, 19th July.

Wilson, N. (2018) What’s the problem? Cultural capability and learning from historical performance. Historical Performance, 1(1): 190-212. ISSN: 2574-4151 eISSN: 2574-4178

Martin, L. and Wilson, N. (2017) Defining creativity with discovery. Journal of Creativity Research, 29(4): 417-425.            DOI: 10.1080/10400419.2017.1376543

Martin, L. and Wilson, N. (2016) Opportunity, Discovery and Creativity: A Critical Realist Perspective.International Small Business Journal, 34(3): 261-275. DOI: 10.1177/0266242614551185

Wilson, N. and Martin, L. (2015) Entrepreneurial opportunities for all? Entrepreneurial capability and the Capabilities Approach. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 16(3):159-169. doi: 10.5367/ijei.2015.0189

Kitching, J., Hart, M. and Wilson, N. (2015) Burden or Benefit? Regulation as a dynamic influence on small business performance. International Small Business Journal, 33(2), pp.130-147. ISSN (print) 0266-2426.

Wilson, N. (2015) Roy Bhaskar and the Critical Realist Embrace.  A Tribute.  Journal of Critical Realism. (3 pages)

Martin, L. and Wilson, N. (2014) Re-discovering Creativity: Why Theory/Practice Consistency Matters. International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity 2(1): 31-42. ISSN: 2291-7179

Wilson, N. (2014) Managing Authenticity: Mission Impossible? Journal of Critical Realism, Special edition, 13(3) (June): 286-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1476743014Z.00000000031          

Martin, L., Wilson, N. and Fleetwood, S. (2014) Editorial. Organizing for Alternative Futures: From the Philosophy of Science to the Science of Human Flourishing, Journal of Critical Realism, Special edition 13(3) (June), pp.225-232. DOI: 10.1179/1476743014Z.00000000028

Imas, M., Wilson, N. and Weston, A. (2012) Barefoot entrepreneurs, Organization, 19(5):563-585.

Wilson, N. (2011) The business of authenticity: A false relation?, Arts Marketing An International Journal, Special edition on the Business of Live Music, Simon Frith Guest Editor, 1(2):159-170.

Wilson, N. (2010) Social creativity: Re-qualifying the creative economy, International Journal of Cultural Policy, Special edition on ‘Creativity and cultural policy’, 16 (3):367-381. July.

Stokes, D. and Wilson, N. (2010) Entrepreneurship and marketing education: Time for the road less travelled? International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 11(1):95-108.

Wilson, N. (2009) Learning to manage creativity: An occupational hazard for the UK’s creative industries, Creative Industries Journal, 2(2):179-190.

Wilson, N. and Stokes, D. (2005) Managing creativity and innovation: The challenge for cultural entrepreneurs, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 12(3):366-378. [ISSN 1462-6004].

Wilson, N. and Stokes, D. (2004) Laments and Serenades: Relationship marketing and legitimation strategies for the cultural entrepreneur, Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 7(3):218-227.

Wilson, N. (2004) Unmasking the Early Music Performer: Findings from a UK Survey, Early Music Performer, 14:28-32.

Wilson, N. and Stokes, D. (2002) Cultural Entrepreneurs and Creating Exchange, Journal of Research in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, 4 (2) pp.37-52.

Wilson, N. (2002) Financing Small Music Businesses in the UK, Cultural Trends, 41: 93-123. PSI.