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Assessing Business Risks of Natural Gas Trading Companies: Evidence from GET Baltic

Mangirdas Morkunas (), Gintaras Cernius () and Gintare Giriuniene ()
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Mangirdas Morkunas: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities str. 20, Vilnius 08303, Lithuania
Gintaras Cernius: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities str. 20, Vilnius 08303, Lithuania
Gintare Giriuniene: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities str. 20, Vilnius 08303, Lithuania

Energies, 2019, vol. 12, issue 14, 1-14

Abstract: The aim of this research is to distinguish business risks that affect natural gas trading companies operating in the liberalized natural gas market and to assess them according to the potential impact on the aforementioned gas trading companies. To achieve this, a study of international scientific literature and empirical research was conducted, as well as the methods of expert survey, Analytical Hierarchy Process with different measurement scales and logical investigation. The research of the business risks of natural gas trading companies reflected that natural gas trading companies in the liberalized market distinguish in significantly different business risks’ portfolios from those that operate under monopoly conditions. It was also found that it is difficult to evaluate the business risks’ importance for the natural gas trading companies acting in liberalized markets because they characterize in a hierarchical structure, which means that they are prone to cascading effects.

Keywords: business risks; gas trading companies; liberalized energy market; analytical hierarchy process (AHP) (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: 2019
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