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International Journal of Revenue Management
International Journal of Revenue Management


Special Issue on: "Energy Pricing and Hedging Strategy"

Guest Editors:
Professor Zhen Wang, China University of Petroleum, China
Professor Philip Chang, University of Calgary, Canada

Energy is a basic requirement of business and economic development. The price of energy has a profound influence on the value chain of most industries. The price of energy, however, is uncertain and volatile; it is affected by many factors beyond conventional supply and demand, such as geopolitics, weather, financial markets, and other unexpected events.

The distribution of energy resources is uneven and thus energy, oil in particular, has become a strategic commodity in the global economy. While the pricing of energy is always being carefully observed, there are still many academic issues to be explored as the world searches for high level, renewable and unconventional resources. The availability and the pricing of these alternatives will determine the future of the energy industry.

This special issue invites quality papers covering case studies, empirical work and quantitative analysis so as to offer solutions to the emerging challenges. Empirical and cases studies are particularly welcome.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Dynamic determinants of energy prices
  • Benchmark pricing and the financial market
  • Substitute pricing and the development of unconventional resources
  • Renewable energy pricing
  • Hedging strategy and revenue management
  • Other energy pricing topics with significant revenue management implications are also welcome

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Manuscript submissions: 31 July, 2012

Review reports: 30 September, 2012

Revised paper submission: 30 November, 2012