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Implementing industry 4.0: Exploring the literature in a systematic way using text mining

Lookup NU author(s): Hamed Nayernia, Dr Hanna Bahemia, Professor Savvas PapagiannidisORCiD


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© 2019 International Consortium for Electronic Business. All rights reserved.The increasing popularity of digitisation practices and methods by scholars and practitioners alike has been paving the way for industrial transformation. Industry 4.0 has become an accepted trend across various industries, yet despite the increasing number of articles on this topic the complexities of implementation at the firm level remains largely vague and undefined. Therefore, the research presents a review of the social, operational and strategic aspects following the full-text mining of 116 selected articles. The study reveals that digital transformation requires stakeholders and investors to consider implementation through a multi-level and multidisciplinary lens. On this basis the study identifies the social, operational and strategic gaps within the literature and provides recommendations for future studies on implementation.

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Author(s): Nayernia H, Bahemia H, Papagiannidis S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB)

Year of Conference: 2019

Pages: 242-252

Online publication date: 08/12/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN: 1683-0040

Publisher: International Consortium for Electronic Business