Risking the ire of investors in pursuit of long-term value

Nicholas O'Regan*, Abby Ghobadian

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how key strategic decisions are made in practice at successful FTSE 100 companies. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on a semi-structured interview with Ms Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American plc. Findings – The interview outlines a number of important factors on: the evolution of strategy within Anglo American, strategy execution, leadership at board and executive levels, and capturing synergies within the company. Originality/value – The paper bridges the gap between theory and practice. It provides a practical view and demonstrates how corporate leaders think about key strategic issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-401
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Strategy and Management
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2010

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Chief executives
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Strategic decisions
Strategic issues
Structured interview
Design methodology

Keywords

  • Corporate governance
  • Leadership
  • Strategic change

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O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2010). Risking the ire of investors in pursuit of long-term value. Journal of Strategy and Management, 3(4), 393-401. https://doi.org/10.1108/17554251011092737
O'Regan, Nicholas ; Ghobadian, Abby. / Risking the ire of investors in pursuit of long-term value. In: Journal of Strategy and Management. 2010 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 393-401.
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In: Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, 26.10.2010, p. 393-401.

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O'Regan N, Ghobadian A. Risking the ire of investors in pursuit of long-term value. Journal of Strategy and Management. 2010 Oct 26;3(4):393-401. https://doi.org/10.1108/17554251011092737