An Analysis of the Acquisition of BG by Royal Dutch Shell : Case Study

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Table of ContentsTask 1 Research Proposal....................................................................................................................3Rationale of the research.....................................................................................................................3Literature Review.................................................................................................................................3Research Methodology........................................................................................................................4Resources required to conduct the research.........................................................................................4Action Plan (Gantt Chart).....................................................................................................................5Task 2 Project Implementation and Presentation.................................................................................72.2 Literature Review......................................................................................................................72.3 Conduct the research planned in the proposal and collate the data to address researchquestion and objectives....................................................................................................................83.1 Describe and evaluate factors that affected the achievement of the project............................103.2 Interpret and analyze the results in terms of the original research specification.....................10Data Interpretation.............................................................................................................................113.3 Propose recommendations based on the findings and justify areas for future research..........15References..........................................................................................................................................172
TASK1 RESEARCHPROPOSALAim of the research: The present research study has been made with the aim of analyzingbusiness aims and corporate responsibilities of Royal Dutch Shell: A case study on acquisition ofRoyal Dutch Shell of BG Group.Objectives: Research objectives have been developed for the purpose of identifying theaspects that are important under research study.To analyze the importance of business ethics and corporate responsibilities.To identify the benefits of takeover from political, economic and ethical point of view.To determine the ways through which corporate responsibilities and ethical aspects aremaintained.Research questions: Research questions for the present study has been made so as to giveadequate directions to the study and this will also assist the researcher to reach towards all thespecified aims and objectives.What is the impact of ethical aspects on business performance?What are the benefits of strategic acquisitions for business entities?What strategies can be recommended to business for managing all the corporateresponsibilities?RATIONALEOFTHERESEARCHThe present topic has been selected because in contemporary scenario, business entities aregetting pressurized to adhere all the corporate, social and ethical responsibilities for long termsustainability. Researcher had variety of topics to be selected such as importance of ethicalpractices, contribution of social responsibilities in economic development and many more.However, this particular topic has been selected because data is available in huge amount; hencethis could increase the scope of research for future prospects. Further, the subject is also selectedbecause mergers and acquisitions are increasing in UK which is also contributing in economicdevelopment of the country.LITERATUREREVIEWAn organization that is believed to be driven by moral values is respected in the society evenby those who do have any information about the working and the businesses practices of thatorganization. Business ethics and corporate responsibilities are the major aspects which everybusiness should follow so that to remain at market place for longer span (Environmental Impacts ofthe Oil and Gas Industries,2015). Organizations are required to be perceived as entities for goodcorporate governance and social responsibilities and this perception is held far and wide even by3
those who have no idea about the operations of the organization. Business ethics typically depictsmoral values and beliefs which further influences internal functions of the organization (Tan,Plowman and Hancock, 2007). Corporate social responsibility reflects the ways through which anorganization considers preferences of clients and social values. Ethical behavior of the businessentity brings significant benefits to the business and it also attracts the customers which boosts thesales and profitability factor of the business. Moreover, it is also useful in terms of retaining theemployees and other stakeholders (Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the e-Economy: A Commentary,2007).Further, takeover is one such aspect that provides numerous benefits to the organization andthat also assists the business to get more sources for managing business funds. From political pointof view, acquisition is crucial since it aids the organizations to enhance the opportunities ofexpansion and diversification in diverse market places and at the same time, it also reduces politicaldifference. Strategic acquisition can be one of the most important means of growth for the businessentity and the key to growth through acquisitions is to take advantage of the synergies for moredevelopment (BG shareholders give Shell's $52 billion acquisition final nod,2016). Hence,strategic acquisition is vital in terms of facilitating innovation in the business practices.While merging with any of the entity, business firms have to make sure that they areintegrating with all the practices especially those which are concerned with social welfare activities.Merger can be appropriately managed if business resources are properly used and if profits areshared adequately among all the organizational members (Tilt, 2007). At the same time, mergersshould be linked to corporate social responsibilities of the business entity so that overall growth andsuccess can be facilitated. The business should always merge with those entity which is engagedactively in to CSR practices so that social responsibilities can be fulfilled. This will also assist thebusiness entity to share profits in adequate manner and interest of all the stakeholders can beretained through the same aspect.The businesses should always engaged themselves in managing social roles andresponsibilities so that overall contribution can be made to society. At the same time, profits shouldbe shared among the employees so that they can be retained with the company. The entity which aremerging from each other should contribute in environmental protection by formulating numerousstrategies (Sapsford and Jupp, 2006). Hence, all the activities and practices should be sociallyconcerned. However, at the time of merging with any entity, business firms have to ensure that otherorganization is also socially concerned. Hence, in such respect both will be able to contribute insocial roles and responsibilities.4
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