Call for Papers "Commodity Markets and Resource Management"

This is a Call for Papers in the journal "Die Unternehmung" on "Commodity Markets and Resource Management"

 Open questions to be addressed are:

  • What are appropriate valuation models for commodities?
  • What are the consequences of the financialization of commodities?
  • Are hedging activities value-enhancing?
  • What are the determinants of market prices and supply and demand in commodity markets?
  • What are the effects of applying social and transparency standards to all steps of the supply chain?
  • How can new methods be developed to address risk resulting from changing weather conditions and climate change, and how can these methods be applied to raw materials?
  • How can price supply curves of secondary raw materials (such as metal scrap and agroforestry residues (such as cereal straw or bark) be evaluated?


  • 15 May 2021: Initial Submission
  • 15 June 2021: Feedback Initial Submission
  • 1 September 2021: Submission Revised Manuscript
  • 15 October 2021: Submission Final Manuscript
  • January 2022: Publication of Special Issue

Guest Editors of the Special Issue:

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Rathgeber, Professor for Finance and Information Management, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Tuma, Professor for Production and Supply Chain Management, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Dr. Andrea Thorenz, Head of the Resource Lab, University of Augsburg, Germany

Please submit your expression of interest to

All submitted contributions are subject to a double-blind review.

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