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

Nicholas O'Regan*, Abby Ghobadian

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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2010


  • Corporate governance
  • Leadership
  • Strategic change


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