Agricultural price risk management in commodities market

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi Vilppula, Jaakko 2013-01-14T11:34:47Z 2013-01-14T11:34:47Z 2012
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate price risk management strategies of farmers in terms of the food commodities market and the usage of different selling methods in the local Finnish farming community. Price risk management methods have been previously studied mostly concentrating on only few methods per study. However, this thesis will evaluate the usage of multiple methods in order to evaluate price risk management issues on a more comprehensive and broad scale. Furthermore, the thesis is studying Finnish farmers´ understanding of the global commodities market fluctuations and also how global volatility affects local commodities price and demand levels. The findings of the study were collected using a quantitative survey with a pool of respondents consisting of Finnish farmers. The data received from the survey responses was studied using statistical analysis program. From the data, the author studied the differentiating factors among respondents and interpreted the community understanding and mindset. The usage of different price risk management tools was also studied. The findings of this thesis show that Finnish farmers use mainly traditional and simple methods in lowering their price risk level in terms of the commodities market. Generally, farmers are having more risk adverse attitude in selling their grain, as they are mostly looking for a sufficient price level covering expenses and margin. The results demonstrated also how individuals were facing great difficulties in understanding the global commodities market and in how to operate correctly in the volatile market situation. The conclusion of the study is that in the agricultural industry, the most suitable price risk management strategy depends on individual farmers´ motivation to study the market activities on a regular bases and their level of understanding the commodities future stock markets. en
dc.format.extent 86
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Agricultural price risk management in commodities market en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Department of Management and International Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword commodity market
dc.subject.keyword raaka-ainemarkkinat
dc.subject.keyword price risk management
dc.subject.keyword hintariskin hallinta
dc.subject.keyword agriculture
dc.subject.keyword maatalous
dc.subject.keyword futures stock market
dc.subject.keyword futuurimarkkinat
dc.subject.keyword grain
dc.subject.keyword vilja
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201301151044
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major SME Business Management en
dc.programme.major Yrittäjyys ja pienyritysten johtaminen fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon yrittäjyys
dc.subject.helecon entrepreneurship
dc.subject.helecon pienyritykset
dc.subject.helecon small businesses
dc.subject.helecon arvopaperimarkkinat
dc.subject.helecon stock exchange markets
dc.subject.helecon vilja
dc.subject.helecon grain
dc.subject.helecon raaka-aineet
dc.subject.helecon raw materials
dc.subject.helecon markkinat
dc.subject.helecon markets
dc.subject.helecon hinnat
dc.subject.helecon prices
dc.subject.helecon riskienhallinta
dc.subject.helecon risk management
dc.ethesisid 12997 2012-10-05
dc.location P1 I

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