Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria

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Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria For Shell, there are a few key issues that must be addressed. Since the company is located in Nigeria, the company faces a certain animosity from the native Nigerians specifically the Ogonipeople. One of the main key issues in this case comes from Ken Saro-Wiwa who is an avid Ogoni protestor to foreign companies stealing resources and suggesting that the Nigerian government gives nothing in return to the Ogonipeople. Ken argued where the Nigerian Bill of Rights had been compromised by the multinational corporation. From this conflict, violence escalated and people have died in protests against the government and Shell. Another key issue is the fact that the environment of Niger Delta is affected by the process of natural gas flaring and oil spills. Though Shell claimed that the oil spills were from the effects of corruption, their operations have damaged the land with acid rain and water contamination. This case at the time is concerned with Shells pending decision to take action in politics and violate business ethics or to sit back and face contempt of court exposing the company to judicial sanctions. Some of the key stakeholders in this case involve the government, Shell employees, CMD managers, and Shell investors. The Nigerian government relies on Shell to be profitable. At a point in time, the Nigerian government had owned between 25% to 80% through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The Nigerian government wantoil companies to utilize the resources and keep the fluctuating GDP healthy as a staple of revenue for the Nigerian economy. Another stakeholder in the case are the many employees that Shell hires, they need to maintain good business in Nigeria to keep their jobs. For them, they need the company to maintain proper decision making so that they do not jeopardize the company to other competitors. Shell as the…...

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