Royal Dutch/Shell: A Shell Game with Oil Reserves-Governance Overhaul after Scandal (B); Case Number: CG-17(B) Publication Year: 2009

Posted: 1 Oct 2009

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David F. Larcker

Stanford University - Graduate School of Business

Robert Lawson

Independent

Brian Tayan

Stanford University - Graduate School of Business

Date Written: September 30, 2009

Abstract

Following the revelation that the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies had overstated its proved oil reserves by over 4 billion barrels, company officials announced dramatic changes to the company's organizational structure and governance system. These changes were intended to improve management oversight and long-term corporate performance. This case outlines those changes.

Keywords: Accounting, Board of Directors, Corporate Governance, management controls

Suggested Citation

Larcker, David F. and Lawson, Robert and Tayan, Brian, Royal Dutch/Shell: A Shell Game with Oil Reserves-Governance Overhaul after Scandal (B); Case Number: CG-17(B) Publication Year: 2009 (September 30, 2009). Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Teaching Case No. CG -17 (B). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1480808

David F. Larcker (Contact Author)

Stanford University - Graduate School of Business ( email )

Graduate School of Business
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650-725-6159 (Phone)

Robert Lawson

Independent

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Brian Tayan

Stanford University - Graduate School of Business ( email )

655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5015
United States

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