PhD, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
BA, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Dr. Lin's current research interests are in the areas of production and operations management, information systems, multinational finance, and forecasting. He has published 88 articles in refereed proceedings and leading professional and academic journals. His publications include: the International Journal of Production Economics (4), International Journal of Production Research, Decision Support Systems (4), International Journal of Forecasting (2), Journal of Forecasting (2), European Journal of Operational Research (2), Journal of Business & Statistics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Resources and Energy (2), Information & Management (2), The Financial Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Communications of the ACM (2), Mulitnational Finance (3), International Finance, Information and Software Technology, etc. He has published two research book chapters and two scholarly books. His papers have been presented at 76 national and international conferences. He has received numerous significant research grants and awards. He won the Best Paper Award from the Multinational Finance Society (2001) and an Excellent Scholar/Sustained Achievement Award from The State University of New York at Buffalo (2004). He, jointly with two coauthors, received the Best Interdisciplinary Paper Award at the 44th National Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute (November 19, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland).
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, 31 pages. (Accept/Minor Revision)
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 (Decembrer 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 (Septembrer 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.
Dr. 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 he has presented numerous papers at foreign universities and at international conferences.
Dr. Lin was awarded a three-year, $100,000 and a two-year, $94,000 (co-sponsored by National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan) research grants from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (USA); and 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. In addition, Dr. Lin has received The Faculty Summer Research Awards of approximately $65,500 from the Research Committee of the School of Management at The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.