Dynamics of Industrial Revolution 4.0: Digital Technology Transformation and Cultural Evolution

Dynamics of Industrial Revolution 4.0: Digital Technology Transformation and Cultural Evolution

Author: Ratri Wulandari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000441017

Category: Computers

Page: 382

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The 7th Bandung Creative Movement conference presented the theme "Dynamics of Industrial Revolution 4.0" which discussed how the digital world and connectivity changed human culture in various aspects of life, and transformed in accordance to human needs and social culture. Digital technology has transformed society to serve people from manufacturing needs to smart cities, from network connectivity to people connectivity. The application of information technology has helped in improving live quality and environmental sustainability. Digital transformation is revolutionizing how businesses and workers interconnect to be more productive and efficient. The result is improved collaboration, faster processes and time-to-market, lower costs and better products. Devices are getting smarter, meaning they are able to perform more and more tasks without human intervention; moreover, these devices generate data that provide insights to further improve processes and gain greater efficiencies. Moreover, with the Internet of Things (IoT), all these smart devices are interconnected in ways that not only help make them even smarter, but also enhances the intelligence of the overall system. Digital technology is a formidable driver for the transformation of a highly carbon-dependent world into one that is more ecologically ‘smart.’ We are entering a new era of environmental innovation that is driving better alignment between technology and environmental goals. Since its first announcement in 2011, industrial revolution 4.0 has dynamically changed and transformed to adjust itself to the human needs and to serve more efficiency and effectiveness of everyday life as well as environmental enhancement. The 7th Bandung Creative Movement has brought forward discussions on dynamic changes, ups and downs, innovations, relations of industrial revolution of the internet of thing, data, automation, to human physical world, new art and aesthetic, business, product innovation, built environment, and education.

Clusters, Digital Transformation and Regional Development in Germany

Clusters, Digital Transformation and Regional Development in Germany

Author: Marta Götz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000406351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 828

The information age is reshaping current socio-economic structures and processes and this book touches upon the nature of clusters in the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0; I4.0). It focuses on the spatial perspective of digital business transformation and explores in natural context the interrelations between cluster and I4.0. It investigates the role of knowledge, business relations and policy in making cluster relevant for Industry 4.0 and uses the case study method and literature review to develop a conceptual framework outlining the functioning of Industry 4.0 cluster. This book argues that locally embedded knowledge accompanied by strong presence of industry and assisted by proper governance management facilitate the implementation of I4.0. The idiosyncrasies of Industry 4.0 impact also the functioning of cluster as they require more interdisciplinary integrative approach with the provision of industrial commons and development of related varieties. Natural processes of stretching of the cluster cannot be prevented, but should be harnessed for upgrading the core competences of cluster. This book can enrich existing literature on economic geography and regional studies by discussing the spatial aspects of digital transformation. It shows the cluster transformation as induced by the digital transformation, and will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students who explore the regional and local development, competitiveness, or managerial aspects of fourth industrial revolution.

Sustainable Economic Development and the Influence of Information Technologies: Dynamics of Knowledge Society Transformation

Sustainable Economic Development and the Influence of Information Technologies: Dynamics of Knowledge Society Transformation

Author: Karatas, Muhammed

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781615207107

Category: Education

Page: 358

View: 875

"This book provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area of information technology as it relates to sustainable economic development and the development of knowledge societies"--Provided by publisher.

The Revolution in Energy Technology

The Revolution in Energy Technology

Author: Xue Han

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788115667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 513

The solar photovoltaic sector is moving forward very fast, both in terms of its own technological advancement and its standing among global renewable energy technologies. Rapid increases in solar cell efficiencies, fast technical change in solar batteries and solar glass, and economies of scale in production fuel its rapid adoption, and it is becoming clear that existing forecasts about its adoption need to be updated extensively. This timely and distinctive examination of the economic side of the field takes into account solar PV’s recent and growing lead among renewable energies competing to replace fossil fuels.

Digital Transformation in the Cultural and Creative Industries

Digital Transformation in the Cultural and Creative Industries

Author: Marta Massi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000287257

Category: Art

Page: 276

View: 484

This research-based book investigates the effects of digital transformation on the cultural and creative sectors. Through cases and examples, the book examines how artists and art institutions are facing the challenges posed by digital transformation, highlighting both positive and negative effects of the phenomenon. With contributions from an international range of scholars, the book examines how digital transformation is changing the way the arts are produced and consumed. As relative late adopters of digital technologies, the arts organizations are shown to be struggling to adapt, as issues of authenticity, legitimacy, control, trust, and co-creation arise. Leveraging a variety of research approaches, the book identifies managerial implications to render a collection that is valuable reading for scholars involved with arts and culture management, the creative industries and digital transformation more broadly.

The Diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies

The Diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies

Author: Ewa Lechman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315474649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 919

In recent decades, the world has witnessed, unprecedented in terms of speed and geographic coverage, diffusion of new information and communication technologies (ICT). The on-going digital revolution pervasively impacts and reshapes societies and economies and therefore deserves special attention and interest. This book provides extensive evidence on information and communication technologies development patterns and dynamics of this process across developed economies over the period 1980 to the present day. It adopts newly developed methodology to identification of the ‘critical mass’ and isolation of technological takeoff intervals, which are intimately related to the process of technology diffusion. The statistically robust analysis of country-specific data demonstrates the key economic, social and institutional prerequisites of ICT diffusion across examined countries, indicating what factors significantly foster or – reversely – hinder the process.

The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Clinton Aigbavboa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030265281

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 282

This book gathers papers from the 11th Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Postgraduate Research Conference, held on 28–30 July 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference provided an essential forum for reviewing and generating knowledge on Construction 4.0 and, consequently, highlighted processes and practices that allow us to deliver and operate built environment assets more effectively and efficiently by focusing on physical-to-digital and digital-to-physical transformation. The event addressed three broad themes: Industrial production (prefabrication, 3-D printing and assembly, offsite and advanced manufacturing); Cyber-physical systems (actuators, sensors, IoT, robots and cobots for repetitive and dangerous tasks, and drones for mapping, progress monitoring, safety and quality inspections, lifting, moving and positioning); and Technologies (digital ecosystems, digital platforms, BIM, video and laser scanning, AI and cloud computing, big data and data analytics, reality capture, blockchain, simulation, virtual and augmented reality, data standards and interoperability, and vertical and horizontal integration). Given its scope, the book will be of interest to all construction industry and architectural professionals who want to learn about cutting-edge technologies applied to construction

Strategy and Behaviors in the Digital Economy

Strategy and Behaviors in the Digital Economy

Author: Beatrice Orlando

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781789841817

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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Strategy and Behaviors in the Digital Economy is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of Business, Management and Economics. The book comprises single chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in this research area. All chapters are complete in itself but united under a common research study topic. This publication aims at providing a thorough overview of the latest research efforts by international authors on this field of study, and open new possible research paths for further novel developments.

Digital Transformation and New Challenges

Digital Transformation and New Challenges

Author: Evgeny Zaramenskikh

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030713973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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This book gathers the best papers presented at the second conference held by the Russian chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which took place in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation, in December 2019. It shares the latest insights into various aspects of the digitalization of the economy and the consequences of transformation in public administration, business and public life. Integrating a broad range of analytical perspectives, including economic, social and technological, this interdisciplinary book is particularly relevant for scientists, digital technology users, companies and public institutions.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Alan Nankervis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811616143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

View: 868

This book explores the core themes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) highlighting the digital transformation that has been occurring in society and business. Representing an interface between technologies in the physical, digital and biological disciplines the book explores emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing. The findings of collaborative research studies on the potential impact of the 4IR on the labour markets, occupations, future workforce competencies and skills associated with eight industry sectors in Australia are reported. The sectors are: agriculture and mining; manufacturing and logistics; health, medical and nursing; education; retail; financial services; government services and tourism.

Development of China’s Cultural Industry

Development of China’s Cultural Industry

Author: Chang Jiang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811336669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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The book offers a detailed introduction to contemporary Chinese culture industry development. It starts with an analysis of the historical aspects and the contextual background rooted in the Reform & Opening-up policy. The second part discusses the development from the perspective of reality and introduces the different production modes for the country’s most influential culture industries, since these are a unique feature of culture industry development in China. Lastly, the book clearly shows the strengths and weaknesses of culture industry development in China by comparing it with that of other countries against the backdrop of globalization.

Defence Innovation and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Defence Innovation and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Author: Michael Raska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000563795

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 482

This book examines the implications of disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on military innovation and the use of force. It provides an in-depth understanding of how both large and small militaries are seeking to leverage 4IR emerging technologies and the effects such technologies may have on future conflicts. The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), the confluence of disruptive changes brought by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnologies, and autonomous systems, has a profound impact on the direction and character of military innovation and use of force. The core themes in this edited volume reflect on the position of emerging technologies in the context of previous Revolutions in Military Affairs; compare how large resource-rich states (US, China, Russia) and small resource-limited states (Israel, Sweden, Norway) are adopting and integrating novel technologies and explore the difference between various innovation and adaptation models. The book also examines the operational implications of emerging technologies in potential flashpoints such as the South China Sea and the Baltic Sea. Written by a group of international scholars, this book uncovers the varying 4IR defence innovation trajectories, enablers, and constraints in pursuing military-technological advantages that will shape the character of future conflicts. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies.