Professor Cliff Bowman
Chair in Strategic Management
Cliff specialises in working with clients to establish effective strategies, resolve complex issues, and deliver successful change.
- Competitive strategy
- Strategic processes
- The fundamentals of organising
- Complex systems
- Value creation and capture
- Dynamic capabilities
- The development and leveraging of strategic assets
- Business recovery
Cliff works with clients to help them gain and sustain competitive advantage through practical advice on how to create and capture value. A strong believer that strategy should be a practical tool that leads to tangible outcomes that bring value, he is the co-developer of Bowman’s Strategy clock, a model used in marketing to analyse the position of a company.
An elaboration of earlier generic strategies, the model represents eight possible strategies in four quadrants, defined by the axes of price and perceived added value. This creates a star shape reminiscent of a clock face, giving the tool its name.
Having worked in marketing, sales, airport planning and airline economics prior to entering academia, Cliff brings a deep understanding of industry practices and processes to his consultancy work. He is the author of numerous books and articles, and has delivered keynote speeches at conferences around the world.