The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how key strategic decisions are made in practice at successful FTSE 100 companies.
The paper is based on a semi‐structured interview with Ms Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American plc.
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.
The paper bridges the gap between theory and practice. It provides a practical view and demonstrates how corporate leaders think about key strategic issues.
O'Regan, N. and Ghobadian, A. (2010), "Risking the ire of investors in pursuit of long‐term value: An interview with Cynthia Carroll, the CEO of Anglo American plc", Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 393-401. https://doi.org/10.1108/17554251011092737Download as .RIS
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