Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2011

Shell Nigeria: The WikiLeaks Cables

by Sandra J. Sucher, Rebecca M. Henderson and Matthew Preble

Abstract

In November 2010, WikiLeaks began releasing the first of hundreds of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables that it had obtained. Among the thousands of cables published by early 2011, were several that shed light on Royal Dutch Shell's operations in Nigeria and its relationship with the Nigerian government.

Keywords: Business and Government Relations; Energy Generation; Operations; Communication Technology; Crime and Corruption; Metals and Minerals; Ethics; Energy Industry; Nigeria;

Citation:

Sucher, Sandra J., Rebecca M. Henderson, and Matthew Preble. "Shell Nigeria: The WikiLeaks Cables." Harvard Business School Case 311-084, April 2011.