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An Exploratory Study on Coopetitive Behavior in Oil and Gas Distribution

Sebastian Ion Ceptureanu (), Eduard Gabriel Ceptureanu (), Marieta Olaru () and Liviu Bogdan Vlad ()
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Eduard Gabriel Ceptureanu: Department of Management, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
Marieta Olaru: Department of Business, Consumer Sciences and Quality Management, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
Liviu Bogdan Vlad: Department of Tourism and Geography, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania

Energies, 2018, vol. 11, issue 5, 1-18

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to analyze coopetitive behavior of companies operating in oil and gas distribution networks, enhancing both conceptual clarity of the concept and understanding of its specifics in oil and gas industry. We developed a model based on six factors: intensity, functionality, formalism, benefits, tension and stability to investigate 10 research hypothesis on a sample consisting of 154 subjects from 39 companies. By its conceptualization and results, our study is one of the first focusing on coopetitive behavior in oil and gas distribution and contributes to shape coopetition as a distinct subject for research.

Keywords: coopetition; cooperation; competition; oil and gas distribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q4 Q40 Q41 Q42 Q43 Q47 Q48 Q49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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