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Venus Lun, Section Editor


Dr Venus Lun is Associated Head and Assistant Professor of the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). She is also Director of Shipping Research Centre of PolyU. She holds the visiting positions of Erasmus Mundus Scholar, City University London (UK); Visiting Fellow, Curtin University (Australia); Visiting Scientist, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore); and Visiting Scholar, Chung-Ang University (Korea). She is currently Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics. She is also Guest Editor of the following scholarly journals: Accident Analysis & Presentation, International Journal of Production Economics, Research in Transportation Economics, Transportation Research: Part D, and Transportation Research: Part E. 




Adolf K.Y. Ng, Section Associate Editor


Dr Adolf K.Y. Ng is an Associate Professor of Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba (Canada). Obtained his PhD in transport geography from University of Oxford (UK), he excels in the research and teaching of port management and governance, transport geography and regional development, with more than 100 scholarly publications. A recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Program, Endeavour Awards and the Universités Parisiennes Fellowship, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (USA), Australian Maritime College (Australia) and Université Paris-Est (France), and had provided key strategic advices on various transport and logistics issues to inter-governmental and governmental agencies. He serves as a Council Member for the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), Co-Editor of Journal of Transport Literature, Associate Editor of The Maritime Economist, and a member of the Editorial Board of Maritime Policy & Management and The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics.



Lorena Garcia Alonso, Section Associate Editor


Dr Lorena Garcia-Alonso is Professor at the Department of Applied Economics of the University of Oviedo (Spain). She received her PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Oviedo (2005), with the subject: Inter-port Competition in Spain. Since then I have presented numerous papers related to this topic in international conferences, and I have also published several papers in international journals, such as Maritime Economics and Logistics, Maritime Policy and Management, Transport Reviews, Transportation Journal or International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics. She is Member of the International Association of Maritime Economics (IAME), Regional Science Association International (RSAI), European Regional Science Association (ERSA), Spanish Association of Regional Science (AECR) and Economics Free Association (ALDE), founding partner of the journal Regional Studies and founding member of the researching group Regional Economic Analysis Laboratory (REGIOlab).




Joan P. Mileski, Section Associate Editor


Dr Joan P. Mileski is a tenured Professor in Maritime Administration and of Marine Science and the Head of the Maritime Administration Department at Texas A & M University at Galveston (TAMUG). She holds a PhD in International Management Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, a M.S. in Taxation from Pace University and B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.  She has vast hotel industry experience with Hyatt and Westin Hotels as the Director of Taxation and transportation experience with Union Tank Car Corporation.  She has also been a Certified Public Accountant for 34 years. She has been awarded several grants including from the U.S. and Texas Department of Transportation, has teaching and international research awards, and publishes in Marine Policy, Maritime Policy and Management, The International Journal of Public Administration, and Corporate Governance:  The International Journal of Business in Society  and presents with the International Association of Maritime Economists, Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, and  the Strategic Management Society.   Her research activities currently include the impact of national and supranational (EU, NAFTA) regulation change on the Maritime Industry firms’ competitive strategy including maritime security regulations and on the importance of transportation infrastructure on investment flow into a location.  She is a Fulbright research scholar alumnae, an annual visiting Professor at the World Maritime University and the immediate past President of the Women in the Academy of International Business.







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