Alfonso Morvillo has been Director of the CNR Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development since 2014.
He graduated with honors in “Economic and Maritime Sciences” in 1982 from the Naval University Institute of Naples (now Parthenope University).
In 1984 he was hired by the Institute for Service Industry Research of the National Research Council and directed him from 2003 to 2014.
His scientific interests can be traced back to the following themes: Intermodal Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Tourism and Cultural Heritage; Local Development.
He has been Scientific Coordinator of several European, national and regional research projects, also commissioned by private companies. He is member of many scientific committees including the Editorial Committee of the CNR and the Study Commission for the enhancement of research and cooperation with SMEs.
From 2000 to 2004 he was a member of the Maritime and Freight Transport Programme Committee of the Association for European Transport Conference. He is also member of the Board of Directors of the TEST Scarl Society and the PROMOS Research Consortium. Since November 2016, he has been Vice-President of the Tourism Intelligence Forum (t-FORUM), an international non-profit association whose mission is to transfer knowledge to and within the tourism sector in order to promote its strategic role globally. He is the author of numerous volumes, essays and articles in national and international journals.