Successful strategic re-orientation: lessons from Cadbury's experience: an interview with Todd Stitzer, Chief Executive of Cadbury

O'Regan, N. and Ghobadian, A. (2009) Successful strategic re-orientation: lessons from Cadbury's experience: an interview with Todd Stitzer, Chief Executive of Cadbury. Journal of Strategy and Management, 2 (4). pp. 405-412. ISSN 1755-425X

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17554250911003863

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how key strategic decisions are made in practice at a successful FTSE 100 company. Design/methodology/ approach – The paper is based on semi-structured interview with the Chief Executive of Cadbury, Mr Todd Stitzer. Mr Stitzer has successfully steered the strategic transformation at Cadbury. Findings – The paper sheds light on ingredients of successful transformation, key elements of successful mergers and acquisitions, strategy implementation, and the link between corporate responsibility and strategy. Research limitations/implications – The paper presents views of a successful chief executive of a FTSE 100 company. It provides an insight on how strategy is made and executed. Originality/value – The paper bridges the gap between theory and practice. It provides a practical view and demonstrates how a leading chief executive thinks about key strategic issues. Article Type: Case study

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:strategic management, acquisitions and mergers, corporate social responsibility
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management
ID Code:13153
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:05 Oct 2010 13:00
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 08:04

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