Daniel Lin

Daniel Lin
Phone: (619) 260-4855
Office: Olin Hall 220

Associate Professor of Operations Management

  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Operations, Technology and Innovation Management
  • MS, Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering
  • BS, National Chiao Tung University, Industrial Engineering

Yen-Ting (Daniel) Lin is an assistant professor of decision science in the University of San Diego School of Business. His research focuses on competitive strategies in the retail industry, including vertical integration, quick response and the impact of strategic customer behavior. Lin teaches both undergraduate and graduate level operations management. 

Areas of Expertise

supply chain management, sustainable operations, outsourcing, vertical integration


  • School of Business Junior Faculty Research Award, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Lin, Y., Chen, Y. (2015) Competitive outsourcing: choosing between value-added services and key component supplying capability, International Journal of Production Research , 53(12), 3635--3650.
  • Lin, Y., Tang, N. (2015) The efficiency of target-date funds, Journal of Asset Management, 16(2), 131-148.
  • Lin, Y., Parlaktürk, A., Swaminathan , J. (2014) Vertical Integration under Competition: Forward, Backward, or No Integration?, Production and Operations Management, 23(1), 19-35.
  • Lin, Y., Parlaktürk, A. (2012) Quick Response under Competition, Production and Operations Management Journal, 21(3), 518-533.
  • Lin, Y., Lin, J., Chen, T. (2009) Critical Material Planning for TFT-LCD Production Industry, International Journal of Production Economics, 122(2), 639-655.