Professor Jonathan Linton

PHD, MBA, PEng, BESc, BSc

Management School

Chair in Operations and Technology Management

j.linton@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0988

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Professor Jonathan Linton
Management School
Room B067
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

Jonathan is best known for his international interdisciplinary work at the interface of engineering, science and management and as the Editor-in-Chief of Technovation: the Journal of Technological Innovation Entrepreneurship and Technology Management.

Prior to joining Sheffield University Management School, he was the Power Corporation Professor at the University of Ottawa. He is also a former faculty member of the Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic University and the Tandon School of Engineering, New York University.

Jonathan holds undergraduates in Materials Engineering and Biology from Western University in Ontario and an MBA and PHD from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

He is the foreign head of the Science Technology Studies Laboratory at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow and a registered Professional Engineer.

Research interests

Professor Linton’s research considers management challenges that involve uncertainty and non-steady state conditions.

This includes: non-steady state behavior of technology-intense entrepreneurial firms, assessment and management of R&D projects and portfolios, firms and knowledge pathways to commercialization, opportunity recognition of the economic and social benefits associated with science and technological discoveries, close loop supply chains, continuous and discontinuous learning, and unintended consequences of innovation and change.

Besides being trained as a traditional quantitative social science researcher, Jonathan utilizes qualitative research or modeling depending on what set of approached is most appropriate for the question or problem of interest.

Publications

Books

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Casault S, Groen AJ & Linton JD (2013) Selection of a portfolio of R&D projects, Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation (pp. 89-111). RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Gatti CJ, Embrechts MJ & Linton JD (2013) An empirical analysis of reinforcement learning using design of experiments. ESANN 2013 proceedings, 21st European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (pp 221-226) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Embrechts MJ, Santos JM & Linton JD (2013) Random brains: An ensemble method for feature selection with neural networks. ESANN 2013 proceedings, 21st European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (pp 167-172) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Linton JD & Walsh ST (2013) Technology maturity and high tech venture attractiveness: A model for emerging technology based economic development. 2013 Proceedings of PICMET 2013: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services (pp 935-945) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Embrechts MJ, Gatti CJ, Linton J, Gruber T & Sick B (2012) Forecasting exchange rates with ensemble neural networks and ensemble K-PLS: A case study for the US Dollar per Indian Rupee. The 2012 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 10 June 2012 - 15 June 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gatti CJ, Embrechts MJ & Linton JD (2011) Reinforcement learning and the effects of parameter settings in the game of Chung Toi. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 9 October 2011 - 12 October 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Embrechts MJ, Hargis BJ & Linton JD (2010) An augmented efficient backpropagation training strategy for deep autoassociative neural networks. Proceedings of the 18th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning, ESANN 2010 (pp 141-146) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gatti CJ, Linton JD & Embrechts MJ (2010) A brief tutorial on reinforcement learning: The game of Chung Toi. ESANN 2011 proceedings, 19th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (pp 129-134) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Embrechts MJ, Hargis BJ & Linton JD (2010) Augmented Efficient BackProp for backpropagation learning in deep autoassociative neural networks. The 2010 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 18 July 2010 - 23 July 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Embrechts MJ, Alexandre LA & Linton JD (2009) Reservoir computing for static pattern recognition. ESANN 2009 Proceedings, 17th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks - Advances in Computational Intelligence and Learning (pp 245-250) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh ST & Linton JD (2009) The strategy-technology firm fit audit. PICMET '09 - 2009 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology, 2 August 2009 - 6 August 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alexandre LA, Embrechts MJ & Linton J (2009) Benchmarking reservoir computing on time-independent classification tasks. 2009 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 14 June 2009 - 19 June 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Embrechts MJ, Linton J, Bogaerts WF, Heyns B & Evangelista P (2007) Automated text categorization based on readability fingerprints. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 4669 LNCS(PART 2) (pp 408-416) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Linton J & Jayaraman V (2003) A framework for identifying differences and similarities in the managerial competencies associated with different modes of product life extension. Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (pp 1341-1346) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Linton JD & Walsh ST (2001) Forecasting micro electro mechanical systems: A disruptive innovation. PICMET (pp 391-399) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lombana CA, Romig AD & Linton JD (2000) Accelerating technology transfer from Federal Laboratories to the private sector by increasing industrial R&D collaborations - a new business model. IEEE International Engineering Management Conference (pp 380-385) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Linton JD, Walsh ST, Kirchhoff BA, Morabito J & Merges M (2000) Selection of R&D projects in a portfolio. IEEE International Engineering Management Conference (pp 506-511) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Linton JD & Walsh ST (2000) Effect of technology on learning during the acquisition and development of competencies. IEEE International Engineering Management Conference (pp 408-413) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh ST & Linton JD (1999) Breaking the barriers to commercialization of MEMS: a firm's search for competitive advantage. Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology V RIS download Bibtex download
  • Linton JD (1992) Effect of no-clean soldering on the entire electronic assembly process. National Electronic Packaging and Production Conference-Proceedings of the Technical Program (West and East), Vol. 2 (pp 664-671) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Linton JD & Walsh ST () A theory of innovation for nanotechnologies and other process-based innovations. IEMC '03 Proceedings. Managing Technologically Driven Organizations: The Human Side of Innovation and Change RIS download Bibtex download
  • Berson Y & Linton J () An examination of the relationships between leadership style, quality, and employee satisfaction in R&D environments. IEMC '03 Proceedings. Managing Technologically Driven Organizations: The Human Side of Innovation and Change RIS download Bibtex download
  • Linton JD & Walsh ST () Forecasting MEMS: Improving and understanding the method for forecasting a disruptive innovation. IEMC'01 Proceedings. Change Management and the New Industrial Revolution. IEMC-2001 (Cat. No.01CH37286) RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Jonathan is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • Commercialization of Innovation
  • Emerging Technology Supply Chains
  • Real Options and Portfolios
  • Close Loop Supply Chains
  • Decision Support for Process Innovation
  • R&D Management
  • Technological Entrepreneurship
Teaching activities

At Sheffield University Management School, Jonathan is a contributor to the Executive MBA in Manufacturing and Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

In the past he has taught technology innovation management, operations management, supply chain management and environmental management and policy.