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Dong-Wook Song

Republic of Korea Professional Chair; Head, Shipping Management and Logistics (SML); Director, Executive & Professional Development Programme; Head of Shipping Management and Logistics (SML); Editor-in-Chief of WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JOMA) and Book Series
Republic of Korea
PhD Maritime Policy and Management, University of Plymouth
MSc International Shipping, University of Plymouth
BA (Hons), Shipping Management, Korea Maritime University


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.