Case Study

Wates Group (C): A very good year

2 pages
November 2009
Reference: IMD-3-2134

Things have gone very well for Wates since appointing Paul Drechsler as CEO and then Chairman. Now there is a difference of opinion about the strategic direction of the company between Paul and the Wates family. How should this be resolved?

Learning Objective

To discuss strategic decision making in a family business with a non-family member who is both CEO and Chairman.

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