Quarterly Publication
Volume 5 (2021)
Volume 4 (2020)
Volume 3 (2019)
Volume 2 (2018)
Volume 1 (2017)

                          Journal Metrics

Number of Volumes 6
Number of Issues 19
Article View 32,974
PDF Download 26,097
View Per Article 261.7
PDF Download Per Article 207.12
Number of Submissions 259
Accepted Submissions 127
Acceptance Rate 49
Time to Accept (Days) 97
Number of Indexing Databases 13
Number of Reviewers 171
Impact Factor (ISC)-2019 0.167



Call for Papers

We proudly announce that the journal of Petroleum Business Review (PBR) has been granted temporary permission for publication from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran. It should be mentioned that PBR is granted the status of “Academic-Research”. The journal is to be published quarterly in English.

We hereby call for papers in Petroleum Business studies. We invite all scholars to submit their articles for review and publication to the journal. More information about guidelines for submission and the policy of the journal is provided here. Only articles received online through the website will be sent for referees.


Petroleum Business Review journal follows rules and guidelines defined by Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE)


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  • Country of Publication: Iran      
  • Publisher: Petroleum University of Technology- Petroleum Faculty of Tehran
  • Format: Online
  • Print ISSN: 2645-4726
  • Online ISSN: 2645-4734
  • Available from: Open access
  • Acceptance Rate: More of 45%
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Publication Dates: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Advance Access: open access
  • Language: English
  • Scope: Oil & Gas Management, Financing, Law, Accounting, Economics, Energy
  • Article Processing Charges: Free
  • Type of Journal: Academic-Research
  • Open Access: Yes
  • submission charge: free
  • Indexed & Abstracted: Yes
  • Policy: Double Blind Peer Review Confirmation
  • Review Time: 2 to 3 months
  • Contact E-mail: pbr@put.ac.ir


Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
Assessment of Asymmetric Oil Price Shock, Tax Revenues, Resource Curse, Stock Market, and Business Cycles of Iran using Structural Vector Autoregression (SVAR) Model

Hamid Reza Modiri; Marjan Daman keshideh; Hooshang Momeni; Amirreza Keyghobadi; Ali Esmailzadeh Maghari

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 1-14


  This study was conducted to determine the effect of the asymmetric oil price shock, tax revenues, resource curse, stock market, and business cycles of Iran by using the structural vector auto regression model (SVAR) for the 1984-2018 period. According to results of the estimated SVAR model, an impulse ...  Read More

Original Article Accounting
Optimal analysis of valuation of petrochemical stock in the capital market by Total Interpretive Structural Model

Zahra Jafari; Zahra Moradi; Shohrah Yazdani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 15-32


  The purpose of this study is to level the optimal analytical topics for evaluating the cost of petrochemical stock in the capital market. In this study, which was synthetic and inductive-deductive in terms of data collection method, 12 accounting and financial management specialists at the university ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
A Review of the Compliance of the NIOC's Process of Board of Directors' Appointment with the Principles of Good Corporate Governance

Mahdieh Nejatollahi; Reza Tajarlou; Abdolhossein Shiravi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 33-47


  In spite of decades from its establishment, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has failed to get the reputation of a prosperous international company. This failure may be due to different reasons but the role of directors in the success of the company is undeniable. How to have efficient directors and ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
A Grounded Theory Study: Representing a New Model to Exploring Transnational Capabilities for the Steel Pipe Manufacturing Companies Attaining Competitive Advantages

Reza Ashtari; Maryam Darvishi; Ghasem Bakhshandeh; Mohammad Hemati

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 48-62


  Competitive advantages play a unique role in organizations' successes or failures because of customers' very speedy accessibility to suppliers and manufacturers. Indeed, this is competitive advantages which can make firms and organizations survive and grow in today's increasing competitive field attaining ...  Read More

Original Article Law Studies
Legal Investigation of Concession Agreements for Operation of Iranian Oil Companies

Hamidreza Afshari; Abbas Kazemi Najafabadi; Ali Emami Meibodi; Nooshin Jabbari

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 63-79


  Iran's Ministry of Petroleum due to empowerment of Iranian companies for executing local mega projects, regional and international markets penetration and upgrading national technology in petroleum upstream industry, predicted a competent Iranian partner called Exploration and Production (E&P) companies, ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
A model for examining exchange rate shocks affecting on Financial Sustainability in export-oriented companies

Hanieh Ghorbani; Farhad Hanifi; Teimor Mohammadi; Gholamreza Zomorodian

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 80-94


  One of the variables affecting the behavior of enterprises is the exchange rate. Uncertainty about the amount of exchange rate volatillity for each firm is considered as a risk. The aim of this study is to explain a model to investigate the effect of exchange rate shocks on the financial sustainability ...  Read More

Law Studies
The Taking Over of a Foreign Investor’s Property by the Host State in International Petroleum Agreements: How International Arbitration Practice Responds

Hamid Reza Younesi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 75-86


  The present article aims to examine the risk of host governments’ interference with the property of foreign investors (expropriation) in the petroleum industry. Host states have the police power to make regulatory changes. The “police power” is defined as the inherent and plenary power ...  Read More

Relationship between Financial Leverage and Firm Growth in the Oil and Gas Industry: Evidence from OPEC

Sayed Mohammad Javadi; Abbas Alimoradi; Mohammad Reza Ashtiani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , November 2017, , Pages 9-21


  Recent theories of firm dynamics emphasize on the role of financial variables as determinants of firm growth. Most of the technical literature shows that there is a positive relationship between financial leverage and firm growth. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether such relationship exists ...  Read More

Oil and Gas Economics and Management
The Effects of Green Tax Implementation on Labor Demand in Iranian Industry Sector

Mohammad Reza Lotfalipour; Elmira Zohourian; Mohammad Ali Falahi; Malihe Ashena

Volume 4, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 61-73


  Environmental tax reform can be used in a fundamental transformation towards a green economy. Green tax may reduce the energy consumption and pollution emissions, as well as other economic benefits. This study mainly focused on the effects of green taxes on labor demand in Iranian industry sector during ...  Read More

Oil and Gas Economics and Management
Nord Stream 2 and the Strategic Balance of Power

Abed Akbari; Tahere Moghri Moazen

Volume 4, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 1-11


  The pipeline project, Nord Stream 2 (NS2), has been an issue of controversies. Russia and Germany consider the project an economic contract, but the United-States and Eastern European countries have concerns about its geopolitical effects. These disputes have created a divide in Europe and have posed ...  Read More

Energy Management and Engineering
Evaluating and Prioritizing Asset Management Excellence Model Based on Critical Criteria Using the Combination of DEMATEL and ANP Techniques

Manoucher Vahedi; Mohammad Mehdi Movahedi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2018, , Pages 56-65


  Today for installations management in equipment-based industries, such as oil and gas industry, the physical asset management development based on the ISO-55000 requirements is generally the most common issue in the world and particularly in Iran. Since this standard only expresses the requirements, ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of Key Factors Influencing Technological Innovation Management in Petrochemical Industry; Focusing case in Chemical Companies

Hamid Doulabi; Abbas Khamseh; Taghi Torabi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 July 2021


  Special attention to the relative advantages of the economy is the best way toward economic development of the country. The chemical sector, due to the country's advantage, owing to its considerable natural oil and gas resources, high variety of products, technology and market, has a significant charm ...  Read More

Original Article
Role of Social Media Advertising in Marketing Performance of Sepahan Oil Company by Total Interpretive Structural Model (TISM)

Mohammadali Tahanian; Mojtaba Ramezani; Ahmad Ghasemzade Khosroshahi; Mousa Rezvani Chamanzamin; Sirus Fakhimiazar

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 28 September 2021


  In this study, which was synthetic and inductive-deductive in terms of data collection method, 12 marketing management specialists at the university level participated as panel members in the quality department. In fact, in the qualitative part, which used meta-synthesis and Delphi analysis, the aim ...  Read More

Original Article
Explaining the functional Components of third generation university in regional progress (Case studies of colleges, and scientific, research and technological centers in the Iranian oil industry)

Peiman Farahani; Alireza Moini; ruhollah akbari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 November 2021


  Paying attention to special opportunities and trying to enumerate existing capabilities at the heart of regions by using the scientific and technological capacities available to them are some of the instances in which the shortfalls in development programs can be eliminated and the way can be paved for ...  Read More

Original Article
The impact of Iranian oil sanctions on the oil Market volatility spillover network

Habib Ansari Samani; Samaneh Bagheri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 January 2022


  This study examines the effect of Iranian oil sanctions on the International oil market network for the first time with Complex Network Analysis (CAN) with Diebold -Yilmaz and Arch indexes from 1991:01 to 2019:12. The analysis was performed for two periods before and after the sanctions, and the results ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
Economic view of Maximum Reservoir Contacts (MRC) Wells Technology in Drilling Industry

Maryam Khorram; Taghi Torabi; Abbas Toloie Eshlaghy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 January 2022


  The economic aspects of technological advances in the drilling industry using the MRC method compared to other drilling technologies have been investigated in this study. Field and survey methods from combined implementation research methods have been performed by a dynamic approach using Vensim software. ...  Read More

Original Article
Intellectual Capital Maturity Assessment Based on Ambidextrous Learning Themes: Evidence from Iranian oil and gas knowledge-based companies

Ehsan Kordi; Mohmmadreza Abdoli; Hasan Valiyan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 January 2022


  The purpose of this study is to analyze the most effective basis for assessing the intellectual capital maturity based on the themes of the ambidextrous learning link. In terms of purpose, this research is part of developmental research. Because of the lack of a basis for assessing the intellectual capital ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
Value management: A new approach to talent management (Case study: National Iranian Gas Company)

Alireza Fardi Azar; Mojtaba Tabari; Soleyman Iranzadeh; Yousof Gholi Pourkanani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 May 2022


  Having strong and capable crews is one of the main desires of any organization. The prosperity of an organization depends on such individuals. According to the resource-based approach, organizations with talented HR have a competitive advantage because the chance of imitating and copying such forces ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
The Identification of the Frontline Employees Cognitive Appraisal in the Face of the Customers Aggression in Oil Industries Business Management (Case Study: Iran Petroleum Products Distribution Company - Tehran region)

Hamid Alizadeh; kambiz heidarzadeh; mohsen khounsiavash; Rouhollah Zaboli

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 May 2022


  One of the main strategies in oil industries management is the evaluation of the relationships between the customers and employees. To do so, the interpretive paradigm, the qualitative approach, and the Grounded Theory Approach have been used. As for the qualitative approach, snowball sampling has been ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
A Comparative Analysis of Factors Affecting the Chinese and Indian Oil Policies in the Middle East

Ali Esmaeili Ardakani; maryam Ahmadpour; Shirin Haddad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 June 2022


  Understanding the oil policies of Beijing and New Delhi as the main actors on the energy market of the Middle East is paramount for the main oil producing countries. By carrying out a comparative analysis of variables in the Delhi-Beijing oil policies in the Middle East, the present article will ask ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
Evaluating the Impact of Sustainable Supply Chain on Organization Performance and Efficiency in the National Iranian South petroleum Company

Farshid Abolhasani; Leila Andervazh; Fataneh meshkani Alizadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 June 2022


  Nowadays Supply chains are highly vulnerable and prone to various risks due to the geographical expanse and the complexity of communication networks. Sustainability in supply chains is increasingly seen as part of supply chain management. sustainability has become a necessity and every supply chain needs ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
Identifying and Prioritizing Technology Commercialization Components in the Iranian Oil and Gas Industries

Saeed Baghdadi; Abbas Khamseh; Hesamedin Madani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 June 2022


  Knowledge and technology can be used as a capability to gain business benefits in organizations. In this regard, in addition to the use of technology in the production of products, technology commercialization to transfer technology to other organizations is considered a practical approach to gain business ...  Read More

Original Article Accounting
Interpretive Ranking of Inertia Characteristics in the Auditing Profession to Enhance the Auditors Independence in Petrochemical Industry

Azam Rowshanali; Rezvan Hejazi; Mohammad Hossein Ranjbar; Bizhan Abedini; Hamid Rostamijaaz

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 June 2022


  Therefore, this study, understanding the importance of independence functions in the audit profession, seeks to identify the characteristics of inertia as a stimulus for independence in auditing Petrochemical Industry in order to act on its interpretive ranking. This research is mix method due to the ...  Read More

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