Responsible, Sustainable, and Globally Aware Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Responsible, Sustainable, and Globally Aware Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Ziska Fields (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) and Stefan Huesig (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
Release Date: April, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 396
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7638-9
ISBN13: 9781522576389|ISBN10: 152257638X|EISBN13: 9781522576396|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522585886
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Industry 4.0 is the first industrial revolution where technology and humans are very closely integrated. This has a profound effect on how the changes brought on by this revolution will impact managers and why it is critical for managers to be more responsible, more focused on sustainability, and more globally aware.

Responsible, Sustainable, and Globally Aware Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution focuses on responsible and sustainable management practices to better use innovative technologies and understand the impact of these technologies on business processes and the environment for organizational success. Featuring research on topics such as cognitive development, JointExpertise, artificial intelligence, green management, and more, this book is a vital reference source for business professionals and managers, scholars, practitioners, researchers, students, policymakers, non-profit organizations, and consultants seeking coverage on business sustainability.

Coverage:

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

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business Management
  • Business Sustainability
  • Cognitive Development
  • Environmental Marketing
  • Global Management
  • Joint Expertise
  • Machine Learning
  • Sustainable Logistics
  • Waste Management
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Editor Biographies
Ziska Fields (PhD) was an Associate Professor and Academic Leader at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She recently joined the University of Johannesburg. For this book, her affiliation will still be the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Professor Fields has 13 years’ experience in the Financial Industry in South Africa and has 11 years’ Higher Education experience. Her qualifications include a BA (Communication Sciences), Diploma in Management Studies, MBA (Cum Laude) and PhD. She teaches various Management and Entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research focus area and passion is theoretical and applied creativity across various disciplines and contexts. She also developed two theoretical models to measure creativity in South Africa, focusing on the youth and tertiary education. She also has various other research areas, which include Entrepreneurship, Management, Innovation, Higher Education, Responsible Management Education, Artificial Intelligence, Future Studies and Information Technology. She edited three books titled “Incorporating Business Models and Strategies into Social Entrepreneurship”, “Collective creativity for responsible and sustainable business practice” and “Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. She has published various book chapters and papers in internationally recognized journals and presented various conference papers. She is a member of the South African Institute of Management (SAIM), Ethics Institute of SA (EthicsSA) and Institute of People Management (IPM).
Prof. Dr. Stefan Hüsig is holder of the chair for Innovation Research and Technology Management at the Technische Universitat Chemnitz, Germany. Before he had several positions in academia such as Interim Professor at the Chair of Innovation Research and Sustainable Resource Management at the TU Chemnitz, as an Associate Professor at the Department of Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Regensburg, Germany or as Deputy Director and founder of a new Institute for Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic). Moreover, he had visiting positions at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado (USA), Aston Business School, Aston University in Birmingham (UK) and the Fudan University in Shanghai (China). In addition to his academic activities Prof. Dr. Hüsig was active in research and consulting projects in collaboration with Mannesmann, Vodafone, Continental or the Fraunhofer Institute. He holds a Habilitation in Business Administration, a PhD in Innovation Management and a Diploma in Business Administration from University of Regensburg.
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