Yong Lin

Dr Yong Lin BSc, MSc, PhD

Principle lecturer, Executive MBA Programme Leader

Key details

Dr Yong Lin
BSc, MSc, PhD

Principle lecturer, Executive MBA Programme Leader

Dr Yong Lin has been a principal lecturer in operations management at the University of Greenwich Business School since 2009. Before joining the University of Greenwich, he worked as an associate professor in the School of Management, the Huazhong University of Science & Technology in China. He also had been a visiting researcher in the IfM (Institute for Manufacturing) of the University of Cambridge, and a research assistant in the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

Responsibilities within the university

Dr Lin teaches in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, logistics management, e-logistics, international purchasing and project management. He is member of the University of Greenwich Supply Chain Research Group. International Link Tutor.


Lin, Y. and Zhou, L. (2011) The impacts of product design change on supply chain risk. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 41(2), pp. 162–86. This paper was awarded as the "Highly Commended Paper 2012" by Emerald.


  • Chartered fellow of the Chartered Institution of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Research / Scholarly interests

Dr Lin has spent many years in teaching and research, including being in charge of several research projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the 863 Program (National High Technology Research and Development Program of China). Dr Lin's research interests lie in the fields of operations management and supply chain management, specifically in supply chain collaboration, logistics service design, inventory modeling and control, business ecosystem and innovation.

A recent focus has been on logistics service quality and innovation, service supply chain, supply chain risk management, open innovation and business ecosystem in ICT industry, green economy and electric vehicles, and Internet-of-Things in supply chain.

Recent publications


Liu, Weihua , Wang, Siyu, Lin, Yong, Xie, Dong , Zhang, Jiahui (2020), Effect of intelligent logistics policy on shareholder value: evidence from Chinese logistics companies, Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review ISSN: 1366-5545 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2020.101928) Published NB Item availability restricted.

Warren, Elizabeth , Reilly, Dawn, Herdan, Agnieszka, Lin, Yong (2020), Self-efficacy, performance and the role of blended learning, Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education ISSN: 1758-1184 (Print), 2050-7003 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-08-2019-0210) Inpress.

Rong, Ke , Lin, Yong, Yu, Jiang, Zhang, Yue (2019), Manufacturing strategies for the ecosystem-based manufacturing system in the context of 3D printing, Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Production Research pp. 2315-2334 ISSN: 0020-7543 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2019.1627436) Published.

Lin, Yong , Luo, Jing, Ieromonachou, Petros, Rong, Ke , Huang, Lin (2018), Strategic orientation of servitization in manufacturing firms and its impacts on firm performance, Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, Industrial Management & Data Systems pp. 292-316 ISSN: 0263-5577 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-10-2017-0485) Published NB Item availability restricted.

Rong, Ke , Lin, Yong, Li, Boyi, Burström, Thommie , Butel, Lynne , Yu, Jiang (2018), Business ecosystem research agenda: More dynamic, more embedded and more internationalized, Palgrave Macmillan. In: , , , . Palgrave Macmillan, Asian Business & Management pp. 167-182 ISSN: 1472-4782 (Print), 1476-9328 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41291-018-0038-6) Published.

Conference item

Lin, Yong , Luo, Jing, Ieromonachou, Petros, Huang, Lin (2017), Modularity in Platform Competition, In: 7th IEEE International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Sciences (LISS ’2017), 24-27 July, Beijing, China , . , (doi: ) Unpublished.