'Industry 4.0' awareness and readiness within the vento region (Italy)

Syed Sultan Ali, David Bailey, Lisa de Propris, Breno Nunes

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Abstract

This paper contributes to the increasing literature surrounding industry 4.0. The objective of this paper is twofold (1) the identification of the parameters industry 4.0, i.e., the key enabling components and design principles of industry 4.0, and (2) the assessment of the awareness and readiness level of manufacturing firms within the Vento region of Italy. The study utilises a survey of 1829 firms in assessing their level of readiness and awareness. The findings from our study suggest that disparities in communication are present between private and public sector organisations, with current policy initiatives and access to funding not necessarily coinciding with the demands of organisations within the region. This research paper has laid the foundation for the further research in how industrial strategy needs to further elicit information from private sector firms in order to further promote the building of awareness, readiness, and adoption of industry 4.0 technologies and practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards the Digital World and Industry X.0 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, IAMOT 2020
EditorsLeon Pretorius, Marthinus W. Pretorius
PublisherIAMOT & University of Pretoria
Pages990-1007
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781775921950
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020
Event29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology: Towards the Digital World and Industry X.0, IAMOT 2020 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 13 Sep 202017 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameTowards the Digital World and Industry X.0 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, IAMOT 2020

Conference

Conference29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology: Towards the Digital World and Industry X.0, IAMOT 2020
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period13/09/2017/09/20

Keywords

  • Digitisation
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Industry 4.0
  • Italy
  • Smart Manufacturing

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