Essays on The Degree of Internationalization in Royal Dutch Shell Case Study

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The paper 'The Degree of Internationalization in Royal Dutch Shell " is a good example of a management case study. For the past decade, there has been an increase in Internationalization and globalization. Expansion of business operations past national borders needs business structures that are more complex. One of the main crucial determinants of an organization’ s development in international ventures is the effective management of human resources. Even though the management of international human resources seems to challenge many international enterprises, it is an essential determinant of success. The majority of MNEs have experienced a lot of difficulties in managing their human resources, thus raising a lot of issues regarding international human resource management.

Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to evaluate the degree of internationalization in Royal Dutch Shell with a special focus on issues in international human resource management and staffing. Background Royal Dutch Shell was established in 1907 through the integration of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and Shell Transport and Trading Company. The integration was through the development of jointly held holding companies. However, due to fiscal and tactical reasons, the two parent companies continue operating as two different entities until the year 2005.

The entire enterprise was usually addressed as Royal Dutch Shell or the Royal Dutch Shell Group of companies. It was at times referred to as Shell or the Group. Royal Dutch Shell was established during the initial period of globalization. Since its establishment, the activities of Royal Dutch Shell could be seen in almost all parts of the world. The activities of Royal Dutch Shell were widely spread, that is, they ranged from the Far East to the Americas.

As such, Royal Dutch Shell was the product of the initial global economy. Royal Dutch Shell contributed to the globalization of markets through the movement of oil and oil products among countries (Sluyterman, 2009).


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