Adolf K.Y. Ng
Adolf Ng

Position Professor
Department Supply Chain Management
Office 620 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-6594

Curriculum vitae »
Book flyer: Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports »
Book flyer: Port-Focal Logistics and Global Supply Chains »
Asper professor honoured for innovation, leadership and promise ( »

Research Interests

  • Port economics, policy and management
  • Institutional systems and transformation of transport nodes
  • Transport geography and regional development
  • Climate change and adaptation planning
  • Arctic shipping and transportation
  • Piracy and maritime security
  • Maritime education and training


Adolf K.Y. Ng is Professor of Transportation and Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba (Canada). He got DPhil from the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College) (UK), and worked as a faculty member before at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands).

Adolf excels in the research and teaching of port management, transportation geography, climate change adaptation planning, transportation infrastructure planning and management, institutional and organizational change, global supply chains, and maritime education. Securing more than $11 million competitive research grants, his scholarly outputs include four books, more than 60 papers in leading journals, and other forms of publication. His works are highly influential. For instance, a recent study ( identified him as one of the world’s Top-5 scholars in maritime research in terms of contributions and impacts.

He receives numerous prestigious global accolades for research, for instance, Fulbright Scholar Program (US), Endeavour Research Fellowship (Australia), Universités Parisiennes Fellowship (France), Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research in Interdisciplinary Studies (Canada), Associates’ Achievement Award for Outstanding Business Research (Canada), Eagle Prize for Outstanding Young Scholar in Maritime Research (International Association of Maritime Economists), and several Best Paper Awards by various international transportation, logistics, and supply chain conferences. In addition, he is a highly competent educator and administrator, being awarded the University of Manitoba’s Merit Award for the Combination of Outstanding Teaching, Services, and Research, Scholarly Work and Creative Activities (Canada). With such expertise, he frequently offers strategic advice to major intergovernmental organizations, for instance, United Nations (UN), European Commission (EC) and the African Development Bank (AFDB). Also, he serves as a reviewer for the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) and a panel member for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)’s competitive grants adjudication committees.

He is currently a Senior Editor of European Journal of International Management, an Associate Editor of Maritime Policy & Management, Co-Editor of Journal of Transport Literature, Associate Editor of The Maritime Economist, and an editorial board member of reputable international scholarly journals.