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Assessing Industry 4.0 readiness: a multi-country industry level analysis

Városiné Demeter, Krisztina and Losonci, Dávid and Szász, Levente and Rácz, Béla Gergely (2018) Assessing Industry 4.0 readiness: a multi-country industry level analysis. In: 25th Annual EurOMA Conference, 2018. 06. 24 - 2018. 06. 26., Budapest.

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Abstract

Recently digital solutions and novel industrial technologies started to become widespread in manufacturing. There are many different approaches to assess the so called Industry 4.0 transition of national economies (macro) and of individual companies (micro) as well. Our paper elaborates a framework that enables the assessment of Industry 4.0 at sector (meso) level. Relying on the proposed methodology we compare the (evolution of) Industry 4.0 readiness of four manufacturing sectors in EU28. We conclude that the aggregated sector of computer and vehicle manufacturing is the most advanced in I4.0. A deeper analysis of this sector has revealed that countries with top starting performance in the transition in 2014 (SWE, DE, AT) have presented the greatest progress between 2014- 2017. While there are expectations that I4.0 could strengthen the relative importance of manufacturing in terms of value added, we did not find evidence for it.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Series Number / Identification Number:MTMT:30353791
Subjects:Economic development
Industry
Projects:EFOP 3.6.2-16-2017-00007
ID Code:3911
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:04 Feb 2019 11:44
Last Modified:04 Feb 2019 11:44

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