Winston T. Lin

Operations Management and Strategy


PhD, Northwestern University
BA, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Winston Lin's current research interests are in the areas of production and operations management, information systems, multinational finance, and business forecasting and predictive analytics. He has published nearly 100 articles in refereed proceedings and leading professional and academic journals. Following is a sampling of journals in which his articles have been published (with the corresponding number of articles in each) Applied Economics (3), Optimal Control Applications & Methods (2), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (1), International Journal of Systems Science (8), International Journal of Production Economics (4), International Journal of Production Research (2), Decision Support Systems (4), International Journal of Forecasting (2), Journal of Forecasting (3), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (1), European Journal of Operational Research (3), Journal of Business & Economic Statistics(1), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (1), Applied Mathematics and Computation (1), Resources and Energy (3), Information & Management (3), Communications of the ACM (3), The Financial Review (3), International Finance, Journal of Business Research (2), Multinational Finance Journal (3), Information and Software Technology (1).

He also has published two research book chapters and two scholarly books. His papers have been presented at more than 83 national and international conferences. He has received numerous significant research grants and awards, including the Best Paper Award from the Multinational Finance Society (2001) and an Excellent Scholar/Sustained Achievement Award from The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2004). He received the Best Interdisciplinary Paper Award at the 44th National Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute in 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a recipient of honorable mention for the 2015 Institute for Supply Management Best Paper Award at the 75th Academy of Management Annual Meeting, in Vancouver, Canada, with a certificate and a cash prize.

Selected Publications

Shao, B.B.M., and Lin, W. T., “Assessing Output Performation of Information Technology Service Industries: Productivity, Innovation and Catch-up,” a minor revision required for a third review by the International Journal of Production Economics, 32 typed pages.

Lin, W. T., Chen, Y. H., and Chou, C.C., “Assessing the Business Values of EC and IT Separately and Simultaneously and Inputs Substitution and Complement: The CES-based Stochastic Frontier Approaches,” Information & Management, (published online at:, article in press (2015), 13 printed pages.

Kim, G., Lin, W. T., and Simpson, N.C., “Evaluating the Performance of US Manufacturing and Service Operations in the Presence of IT: A Bayesian Stochastic Production Frontier Approach,” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 53 (September 2015), 5500-5523.

Lin, W. T., Chen, Y. H., and Shao, B.B. M., “Assessing the Business Values of Information Technology and E-commerce Independently and Jointly,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 245 (May 2015), 815-827.

Lin, W. T. and Kao, T. W., "The Partial Adjustment Valuation Approach with Dynamic and Variable Speeds of Adjustment to Evaluating and Measuring the Business Value of Information Technology," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 238 (May 2014), 208-220.

Lin, W. T., and Chuang, C. H., "Investigating and Comparing the Dynamic Patterns of the Business Value of Information Technology Over Time," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 228 (July 2013), 249-261.

Chou, Y. C., Shao, B. B. M., and Lin, W. T., "Performance Evaluation of Production of IT Capital Goods across OECD Countries: A Stochastic Frontier Approach to Malmquist Index, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 54 (December 2012), 173-184.

Zhao, N. and Lin, W. T., "A Copula Entropy Approach to Correlation Measurement at the Country Level," Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 218 (September 2011), 628-642.

Lin, W. T. and Chiang, C. Y., "The Impacts of Country Characteristics upon the Value of Information Technology as Measured by Productive Efficiency," International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 132 (July 2011), 13-33. 

Lin, W. T., Chuang, C. H., and Choi, J. H., "A Partial Adjustment Approach to Evaluating and Measuring the Business Value of Information Technology," International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 127 (September 2010), 158-172.

Chen, Y. H. and Lin, W. T., "Analyzing the Relationships between Information Technology, Inputs Substitution and National Characteristics Based on CES Stochastic Frontier Production Models," International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 120 (August 2009), 552-569.

Lin, W. T., "The Business Value of Information Technology as Measured by Technical Efficiency: Evidence from Country-Level Data," Decision Support Systems, Vol. 46 (March 2009), 865-874.

Professional Associations

  • The Decision Sciences Institute
  • Eastern Finance Association
  • American Economic Association
  • Econometric Society

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate Program Chair, 1991-1994.

Professional Service

  • Reviewer of text books and grant proposals
  • Reviewer of papers for Mathematical Reviews and for more than 28 academic and professional journals
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Systems Science (1989-1996) and the Journal of Managerial Issues (1989-2008)
  • Conducted 15 book reviews
  • Associate Editor, Decision Support Systems, 2014-present

International Activities

Lin has advised, consulted and lectured in China and taught International Financial Management in the China MBA Program. He has given many speeches in foreign countries and presented numerous papers at foreign universities and at international conferences.


Lin was awarded a three-year, $100,000 grant and a two-year, $94,000 grant (co-sponsored by National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan) from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (USA) for his research. He has earned additional grants from the Pacific Cultural Foundation, New York State Health Research Council, National Science Council (Taiwan), National Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Education (Taiwan) and National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan). In addition, Lin has received Faculty Summer Research Awards in the amount of $71,200 from the UB School of Management's Research Committee over the years of 1997, 2000, and 2004 to 2015.


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  • Dictionary of International Biography
  • World Directory of Mathematicians of the American Mathematical Society
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  • Cambridge Who's Who - Honors Edition (2008-2009)
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