Daniel Lin

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

Department Chair of Operations, SCM and ITM; 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 associate professor of operations management at the University of San Diego School of Business where he teaches operations management, prescriptive analytics and blockchain courses. He is also the department chair of operations, supply chain management and information technology management.

Lin is generally interested in supply chain issues in the presence of competition. He looks into companies' pricing strategies when customers strategically wait for markdowns and vertical integration strategies. His recent research also includes issues on environmentally and socially responsible operations. In particular, he looks into the impact of various instruments, including eco-friendly labels, government regulations and blockchain technology, on firms' product design, pricing and sourcing decisions.

Lin received his PhD in operations management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his master's in management science and engineering from Stanford University, and his bachelor's in industrial engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.  

Areas of Expertise

Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Operations, Outsourcing, Vertical Integration


  • School of Business Junior Faculty Research Award, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Yazdani, S., Cai, W., Huang, E., Lin, Y. (2017) A Game Theory Perspective on Requirement-Based Engineering Design.
  • Pyke, D., Lin, Y., Feghali, K. (2020) Taylor Guitars and Blockchain, Operations Management Education Review.
  • Kim, D., Zhu, P., Xiao, W., Lin, Y. (2020) Customer Degree Centrality and Supplier Performance: The Moderating Role of Resource Dependence, Operations Management Research, 13, 22-38.
  • Esenduran, G., Xiao, W., Jin, M. (2020) Choice of E-Waste Recycling Standard under Recovery Channel Competition, MSOM.
  • Dai, X., Lin, Y., Shi, R. (2018) A Manufacturer’s Responsible Sourcing Strategy: Going Organic or Participating in Fair Trade?.
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