Giovanni Satta is Assistant Professor at the University of Genoa, Department of Economics and Business. He received a PhD in "Logistics, transport and territory" from the Italian Centre of Excellence on Integrated Logistics (CIELI). During the annual IAME meeting in Marseille in July 2013 was declared winner of the prestigious 5th Maritime Economics & Logistics PhD Competition, sponsored by Palgrave Macmillan. Giovanni received the award for his PhD dissertation "Time and space in the internationalization process of container port MNEs: the determinants of foreign entry modes". His research and teaching interests include logistics and transport, strategic management and corporate governance. Giovanni has been involved in several research projects on these topics. In particular, he is currently involved in the FP7 EU Project PORTOPIA, that aims at building an integrated knowledge base and management system of port performance to serve the industry's stakeholders. He is a member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) and of the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN). Giovanni regularly participates as speaker at many conferences and workshops on port and maritime logistics themes and (co-)organizes special tracks/sessions in management conferences (EURAM 2013-2015). He has been member of the local organizing committee of the IAME 2013 Conference in Marseille (3-5 July). Giovanni extensively published in port and maritime logistics themes in a number of international peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Transport Geography, Maritime Policy & Management, Maritime Economics & Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, R&D Management, Journal of International Management, Tourism Geographies, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics and others. Giovanni joined as associate member PortEconomics.eu a web-based initiative aiming to advance knowledge exchange on port economics, management and policies.