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Interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT

Interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Strategy and Management Emerald Publishing

Interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1755-425X
DOI
10.1108/17554250910982516
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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.

Journal

Journal of Strategy and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 7, 2009

Keywords: Turnarounds; Strategic management; Leadership; Culture; Telecommunications

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