The case describes the resolution of the January 2006 gas crisis, triggered by the decision of Gazprom, the largest natural gas producer in the world, cut off gas supplies to Ukraine because of disagreement over the terms of future trade relations. The case also tells the events that followed: the adoption of a comprehensive policy of Gazprom, which to renegotiate prices with the rest of the former Soviet states, the erratic relationship with Ukraine, depending on the internal political configuration i … Read more »

The case describes the resolution of the January 2006 gas crisis, triggered by the decision of Gazprom, the largest natural gas producer in the world, cut off gas supplies to Ukraine because of disagreement over the terms of future trade relations. The case also tells the events that followed: the adoption of a comprehensive policy of Gazprom, which to renegotiate prices with the rest of the former Soviet states, the erratic relationship with Ukraine, depending on the internal political configuration in the latter to a certain time, and a persistence of the negative image of Gazprom in the world.
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Rawi Abdelal,
Sogomon Tarontsi,
Alexander Jorov
Source: Harvard Business School
12 pages.
Release Date: 26 August 2008. Prod #: 709010-PDF-ENG
Gazprom (C): The Ukrainian Crisis and Its Aftermath HBR case solution

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