Interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT

Nicholas O'Regan*, Abby Ghobadian

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Abstract

Purpose – British Telecom (BT) has achieved a classic turnaround that involved divestment and efficiency drives. This interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT, sheds light on BT's past development and future growth. Design/methodology/approach – The paper takes the form of an interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT. Findings – The interview outlines a number of important factors in running a resilient and effective global company such as culture and common values, leadership at board and executive levels, remuneration transparency, skills, technology, and corporate governance. Originality/value – The paper provides insight into the strategic journey of BT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-295
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Strategy and Management
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2009

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Keywords

  • Culture
  • Leadership
  • Strategic management
  • Telecommunications
  • Turnarounds

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O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2009). Interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT. Journal of Strategy and Management, 2(3), 288-295. https://doi.org/10.1108/17554250910982516
O'Regan, Nicholas ; Ghobadian, Abby. / Interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT. In: Journal of Strategy and Management. 2009 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 288-295.
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In: Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. 2, No. 3, 07.08.2009, p. 288-295.

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O'Regan N, Ghobadian A. Interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT. Journal of Strategy and Management. 2009 Aug 7;2(3):288-295. https://doi.org/10.1108/17554250910982516