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Industry 4.0 and capability development in manufacturing subsidiaries

Published on Jun 1, 2018in Technological Forecasting and Social Change 3.81
· DOI :10.1016/j.techfore.2018.06.027
Andrea Szalavetz4
Estimated H-index: 4
(MTA: Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
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Abstract This paper investigates whether advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) can modify the patterns of upgrading in manufacturing subsidiaries operating in FDI hosting factory economies. Does the digital transformation of local manufacturing engender the accumulation of local technological and R&D capabilities, or the beneficial impact of AMT remains confined to production capability? Analysis is based on primary data collected through in-depth interviews with a sample of high-flying manufacturing subsidiaries in Hungary, complemented with interviews with AMT providers. We find that AMT have spectacularly improved all components of production capability. AMT redefined the boundaries of production activities and incited a fusion of selected technological activities in production activities. AMT deployment has automated selected tacit knowledge-intensive technological activities, making the related subsidiary-level capabilities obsolete. Conversely, other local technological activities have become more knowledge-intensive than before. AMT propelled the upgrading of subsidiary-level R&D capabilities by supporting specific R&D activities and by acting as enabler of innovation collaboration. AMT created an integrated development environment and thus reduced the risks related to the decentralisation of R&D. Altogether, AMT adoption contributed to subsidiary R&D capability becoming ‘revealed’ and further upgraded through learning by doing.
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Business Process Management Journal
Lorenzo Ardito9
Estimated H-index: 9
(IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional),
Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli21
Estimated H-index: 21
(IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)
+ 1 AuthorsAchille Claudio Garavelli8
Estimated H-index: 8
(IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive picture of the innovative efforts undertaken over time to develop the digital technologies for managing the interface between supply chain management and marketing processes and the role they play in sustaining supply chain management-marketing (SCM-M) integration from an information processing point of view. Design/methodology/approach Patent analysis and actual examples are used to carry out this study. In detail, first, the autho...
Published on Feb 7, 2019in Enterprise Information Systems 2.12
Li Da Xu49
Estimated H-index: 49
(ODU: Old Dominion University),
Lian Duan12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Hofstra University)
ABSTRACTWith the technology development in cyber physical systems and big data, there are huge potential to apply them to achieve personalization and improve resource efficiency in Industry 4.0. As Industry 4.0 is the relatively new concept originated from an advanced manufacturing vision supported by the German government in 2011, there are only several existing surveys on either cyber physical systems or big data in Industry 4.0. In addition, there are much less surveys related to the intersec...
Jiangfeng Cheng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Beihang University),
Weihai Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Beihang University)
+ 1 AuthorsChun-Liang Lin20
Estimated H-index: 20
(NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)
Abstract Smart manufacturing based on cyber-physical manufacturing systems (CPMS) has become the development trend and been widely recognized all over the world. Throughout the development trend of CPMS, one of the key issues is industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) with the characteristics of automation, smart connected, real-time monitoring, and collaborative control. Along with the permeation and applications of advanced technologies in manufacturing, massive amounts of data have been generate...
Published on Apr 18, 2018in International Journal of Production Research 3.20
Li Da Xu49
Estimated H-index: 49
(ODU: Old Dominion University),
Eric Xu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UMN: University of Minnesota),
Ling Li37
Estimated H-index: 37
(ODU: Old Dominion University)
Rapid advances in industrialisation and informatisation methods have spurred tremendous progress in developing the next generation of manufacturing technology. Today, we are on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In 2013, amongst one of 10 ‘Future Projects’ identified by the German government as part of its High-Tech Strategy 2020 Action Plan, the Industry 4.0 project is considered to be a major endeavour for Germany to establish itself as a leader of integrated industry. In 2014, Chin...
Published on Mar 1, 2018in Creativity and Innovation Management 2.02
Pasquale Del Vecchio8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Salento),
Alberto Di Minin15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)
+ 2 AuthorsSalvatore Pirri1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)
The notion of ‘Big Data’ has recently been attracting an increasing degree of attention from scholars and practitioners in an attempt to identify how it may be leveraged to create innovative solutions and business opportunities. Specifically, Big Data may come from a variety of sources, especially sources outside the usual boundaries of organizations, and it represents an interesting and emerging opportunity for sustaining and enhancing the effectiveness of the so-called open innovation paradigm...
Shancang Li15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of the West of England),
Li Da Xu49
Estimated H-index: 49
,
Shanshan Zhao6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of the West of England)
Abstract The existing 4G networks have been widely used in the Internet of Things (IoT) and is continuously evolving to match the needs of the future Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The 5G networks are expected to massive expand today’s IoT that can boost cellular operations, IoT security, and network challenges and driving the Internet future to the edge. The existing IoT solutions are facing a number of challenges such as large number of connection of nodes, security, and new standards....
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Technological Forecasting and Social Change 3.81
Slavo Radosevic20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UCL: University College London),
Esin Yoruk5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UCL: University College London)
We explore issues of measurement for technology upgrading of the economies moving from middle to high-income status. In exploring this issue, we apply theoretically relevant and empirically grounded middle level conceptual and statistical framework based on three dimensions: (i) Intensity (ii) breadth of technological upgrading, and (iii) technology and knowledge exchange. As an outcome, we construct a three-pronged composite indicator of technology upgrading based on 35 indicators which reflect...
Federico Civerchia1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Stefano Bocchino7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 3 AuthorsMatteo Petracca11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)
Abstract Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in industrial environments can lead nowadays to the development of innovative and efficient systems aiming at increasing operational efficiency in a new generation of smart factories. In this direction the article presents in detail an advanced Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution, the NGS-PlantOne system, specially designed to enable a pervasive monitoring of industrial machinery through battery-powered IoT sensing devices, thus allowing the development of ...
Published on Sep 1, 2017
Hong Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is a kind of large-scale and networked system that has drawn much attention in academia recently. Existing studies provide the extends for CPS research, but a systematic and extensive review of recent research on CPS is missing. Accordingly, this paper reviews 83 papers regarding theoretical foundations for CPS from 2012 to 2017 in the Scopus database aiming to provide scholars and practitioners with a comprehensive overview. The selected papers are grouped into 10 re...
Published on Sep 1, 2017in Foundations of Science 1.06
Cristian S. Calude25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Auckland),
Giuseppe Longo29
Estimated H-index: 29
('ENS Paris': École Normale Supérieure)
Very large databases are a major opportunity for science and data analytics is a remarkable new field of investigation in computer science. The effectiveness of these tools is used to support a “philosophy” against the scientific method as developed throughout history. According to this view, computer-discovered correlations should replace understanding and guide prediction and action. Consequently, there will be no need to give scientific meaning to phenomena, by proposing, say, causal relation...
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Published on Jan 1, 2020
Jorge Tarifa-Fernández1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UAL: University of Almería),
Ana Maria Sanchez-Perez (UAL: University of Almería), Salvador Cruz-Rambaud2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UAL: University of Almería)
Published on Sep 1, 2019in Technological Forecasting and Social Change 3.81
Dóra Horváth2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Corvinus University of Budapest),
Roland Zs. Szabo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Corvinus University of Budapest)
Abstract The Fourth Industrial Revolution poses significant challenges to manufacturing companies from the technological, organizational and management points of view. This paper aims to explore how top executives interpret the concept of Industry 4.0, the driving forces for introducing new technologies and the main barriers to Industry 4.0. The authors applied a qualitative case study design involving 26 semi-structured interviews with leading members of firms, including chief digital officers ...
Published on Feb 1, 2019in Computers in Industry 4.77
Didem Gürdür3
Estimated H-index: 3
(KTH: Royal Institute of Technology),
Jad El-khoury12
Estimated H-index: 12
(KTH: Royal Institute of Technology),
Martin Törngren25
Estimated H-index: 25
(KTH: Royal Institute of Technology)
Abstract Digitalization refers to enabling, improving, and transforming operations, functions, models, processes, or activities by leveraging digital technologies. Furthermore, digitalization is considered one of the most powerful drivers of innovation with the potential to trigger the next wave of innovation. Today, the importance of digitalization is well-understood in Swedish government agencies and industry. Although there are several initiatives working to actively drive change, one questio...
Published on Jan 11, 2019in Sustainability 2.59
Katarína Stachová4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Ján Papula3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 1 AuthorsLucia Kohnová1
Estimated H-index: 1
The new challenges that will currently affect the existence and sustainability of businesses stem from the dramatic changes that come from the fourth industrial revolution. Based on the concept of intellectual capital management as a resource-based strategic management approach, which leads to the management of structural, human, and relational capital, sustainable human resource management underlines the involvement of partnerships and external relations in learning and personal development pro...