Dong-Wook Song is Korean Chair and Professor of Maritime Economics and Logistics at the World Maritime University, Sweden. Prior to the current post, he worked at Edinburgh Napier and Heriot-Watt University in the UK, and Hong Kong University. He holds a BA(Hons) with First Class in Shipping Management from Korea Maritime University, an MSc in International Shipping and Logistics, and a PhD in Maritime Economics and Logistics from the University of Plymouth, UK. He also attended an Industrial Economics Course at the London School of Economics.
Professor Song has received a number of academic awards including ‘The Maritime Policy and Management Award for the Best Paper’ at the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Annual Conferences in 1999 and 2001; ‘The Best Paper Award’ at the Asian Association of Shipping and Logistics in 2008; and ‘The Best Paper of the Year 2009’ at the “International Journal of Logistics Research and Application”. He is a Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and has held a number of visiting posts at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia; the University of Reading, UK; BEM Bordeaux Management School, France; the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Maritime University, and Dalian Maritime University China; University of Antwerp, Belgium; and University of Agder; Norway.
He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of “WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs”, was an Associate Editor of “Maritime Policy and Management” (2011-2018), and sits on editorial boards at highly regarded transport and logistics journals. He has worked as a consultant for a number of private and public organisations including the UN, OECD, ADB and World Bank. Professor Song served IAME, a premier academic association in the field of maritime transport and logistics, as an elected Council Member for twelve years (2004-2010; 2012-2018), being among the longest serving Council Members for the Association.
One of his co-authored papers in 2006 is recently enlisted by Google Scholar (2017) as a classic paper in the entire field of transportation. In addition, an article in “Transport Reviews” (2013) shows that his works in port research are highly ranked – among the top listed over the last three decades (1980-2009). Another article in “Maritime Policy and Management” (2013) lists his two papers, published in 2003 and 2002, are among the top 30 most cited papers over the whole forty-year-history of the journal (1973-2013). His prolific-but-impact-bearing-refereed publications are a product from his keen interest in managerial and strategic aspects of global shipping, port and logistics. See Citation Index for more of his research works.