Adopting Industry 4.0 by leveraging organisational factors

Srivastava, Deepak Kumar, Kumar, Vikas, Ekren, Banu Yetkin, Upadhyay, Arvind, Tyagi, Mrinal and Kumari, Archana (2022) Adopting Industry 4.0 by leveraging organisational factors. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 176. Art 121439. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121439 (In Press)

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10591 Srivastava, D. K., Kumar, V., Ekren, B. Y., Upadhyay, A., Tyagi, M., & Kumari, A. (2022). Adopting-Industry-4.0-by-leveraging-organisational-factors.pdf - Accepted Version
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Abstract

The manufacturing sector needs to focus on social, environmental and technological factors to integrate Industry 4.0 in production planning, logistics and supply chains. Technical Education Institutes (TEIs) can play a key role in achieving this ambition as they are responsible for the workforce of the digital future. To this end, a learning factory is often referred to as a realistic manufacturing environment. However, the existing research regarding the successful adoption of a learning factory based on Industry 4.0 is scant in the literature. We, therefore, aim to address this research gap by examining key factors that affect the decision to adopt Industry 4.0 in technical education institutes. We have adopted the theoretical lens of the Technology-Organisation-Environment (T-O-E) framework to study industry 4.0 adoption in TEIs. The findings based on 134 valid responses from TEIs in India indicate that the organisational dimension is critical in determining whether or not to adopt Industry 4.0. Our study shows that top management support, internal resources, and the capabilities of the teaching staff are vital for the adoption of Industry 4.0. Additionally, our findings indicate that significant differences exist between public and private TEIs concerning the adoption of Industry 4.0.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technical education institutes; T-O-E; Learning factory Industry 4.0; Empirical study
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Gloucestershire Business School > Strategy, Enterprise Leadership and Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 13:55
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 11:45
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10591

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