Dr. Frederick A. Lins, DM
Innovation in Organizational Management
After 30 years in the information technology industry and now as an adjunct academic, I find that my interests have evolved into an exploration for management methods that can meet the requirements of a rapidly expanding and dynamic global business environment. From my earliest professional years as a computer-business technician and business analyst to my latter years as a technology company owner and CEO, I observed dramatic changes in the way organizations, workers, managers, and technology interacted. My doctoral studies and entry into academia provided me the opportunity to reflect on my experience and tentatively formulate a theory of Object Oriented Management (OOM) that might serve as a framework for understanding future organizational change.
This website is built primarily to serve as a public forum for my thoughts on Object Oriented Management (OOM). However, my other research interests (those mandated just to build my status in academia) will also be included on this website. These interests currently include "ethical change in Vietnam", "neural correlates of entrepreneurial orientation and its factors", and "angel investor tools to optimize the selection of startup firm investments".
I live in Honolulu, Hawaii with a second home in Hilo, Hawaii. My hobbies include riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle and reading academic research on entrepreneurship.
ITM366 The Capstone Course for Undergraduate Business IT Majors at the University of Hawaii -- This 30 session information technology course focuses on IT topics of current interest to businesses; virtualization, cloud-computing, mobile applications, unified communications, social media, crowd sourcing, etc. The course is presented through a combination of in-class and online collaboration techniques (Blackboard Collaborate). The course is writing intensive and includes five site visits. This course is currently being conducted.
BUS696 The Capstone Course for MBA Graduates -- Students form consulting teams and contract with a local business to address an issue or problem that is important to the business. The student team presents the results of their study to the management of the firm in a written study and a formal presentation overseen by their professor.
BUS630 Managing Information Technology for Strategic Advantage -- An MBA course at the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii. This course was delivered during the Fall Semester in 2011.
Management 650 Ethics-- An Executive MBA course for Vietnamese presented in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam under the direction of the Shidler College, University of Hawaii.
A Longitudinal Study of Vietnamese Executive Ethics-- This study will compare and contrast the relative differences of executive attitudes toward common ethical issues prevalent in Vietnam.
A Systems Dynamics Model Demonstrating Economic Inefficiencies in Vietnam as a result of Unethical Business Practices-- A model will be built to demonstrated that unethical behavior is not only morally questionable but also detrimental to the financial health of the overall economy.
A Bayesian statistics-based Cognitive Model for Improving Angel Investments-- A software-based model is to be built to facilitate the screening of business proposals received by Angel Investor groups from start up firm entrepreneurs.