Analyzing the Impacts of Industry 4.0 in Modern Business Environments

Analyzing the Impacts of Industry 4.0 in Modern Business Environments

Richard Brunet-Thornton (University of Economics, Czech Republic) and Felipe Martinez (University of Economics, Czech Republic)
Release Date: May, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 410
ISBN13: 9781522534686|ISBN10: 1522534687|EISBN13: 9781522534693|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3468-6


In order to improve competitiveness and performance, corporations must embrace advancements in digitalization. Successful implementation of knowledge management is a huge factor in corporate success.

Analyzing the Impacts of Industry 4.0 in Modern Business Environments is a critical scholarly publication that explores digital transformation in business environments and the requirement for not only a substantial management change plan but equally the two essential components of knowledge management: knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer. Featuring a broad range of topics such as strategic planning, knowledge transfer, and cybersecurity risk management, this book is geared toward researchers, academicians, and students seeking current and relevant research on organizational knowledge intensity and monitoring of knowledge management development.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive Advantage
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Customer Development
  • Customer Service
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Logistics Management
  • Quality Management System
  • Strategic Planning

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Richard Brunet-Thornton - FRSA, MIM, MBA, Ph.D. Dr. Brunet-Thornton holds two full-time positions in both Montréal (Canada) and Prague (Czech Republic). As an assistant professor at VŠE, his expertise encompasses Cross-Cultural Management and Communications, Knowledge Management, Project Management, and Academic Writing. His area of specialty is the Czech Republic. In addition, he is a native speaker of both French and English. He has published numerous articles in various scholarly journals and textbooks as well as holding various editorial positions in numerous journals. On the application side, he is responsible for an international business practice with the fifth largest global IS/IT consultancy. In this field, his expertise is in telephony. During his many years of business tenure, Dr. Brunet-Thornton has worked on every continent within the telecommunications domain.
Felipe Martinez has a career which covers process excellence, specifically two main areas: Lean Management and Organisational Design. His offer as a consultant includes both topics and other process excellence issues related such as Industries 4.0. The research in Lean Management explores the creation of a leanness measurement system and it investigates the application of Lean SixSigma methodologies in non-traditional institutions and fields such as Lean Health Care, Lean Higher Education and Lean HR. He teaches Lean Management in Prague and Porto and Operations Management in Prague. The research in Organisational Design focuses on the Procedures to set up the organisational structure. His PhD presents more than 10 years of work in this topic. He teaches the course of Organisational Design in Prague and Riga. He also teaches Harvard Case Studies Colombia CS and Dutch Flower Cluster CS in the framework of the Microeconomics of Competiveness network. Additionally, He teaches general management in Prague and Bogota. He is Industrial Engineer (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá) and PhD in management (University of Economics, Prague). He has work experience in Colombia, India and the Czech Republic.