Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs in Industry 4.0

Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs in Industry 4.0

Noor Hazlina Ahmad (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Qaisar Iqbal (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia) and Hasliza Abdul Halim (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Release Date: March, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 271
ISBN13: 9781799825777|ISBN10: 1799825779|EISBN13: 9781799825791|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2577-7


Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been widely acknowledged to be an important agent of development because of their potential for addressing unemployment, inequality, and poverty, as well as promoting inclusiveness in economic development. The sector is critical for achieving the country’s sustainable growth. However, there is a lack of research on the adaptations SMEs are making in today’s technologically driven market.

Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs in Industry 4.0 is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of modern business development and innovative strategies for small and medium enterprises in the age of smart industrialism. This book features a wide range of topics including business intelligence, collaborative manufacturing, and organizational networking. This reference source is ideally designed for managers, policymakers, economists, entrepreneurs, strategists, researchers, industrialists, academicians, educators, and students.

Topics Covered

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

  • Business Intelligence
  • Circular Business Models
  • Collaborative Manufacturing
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Eco-Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Organizational Networking
  • Performance Management
  • Sustainability

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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