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 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) and Stefan Huesig (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
Projected Release Date: April, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781522576389|ISBN10: 152257638X|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522585886|EISBN13: 9781522576396|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7638-9


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.

Topics Covered

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

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ziska Fields is an Academic Leader and Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is passionate about developing entrepreneurial skills in students and to support them to start their own ventures. She taught the following Postgraduate entrepreneurship modules: The enterprise environment, Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship and Elements of Entrepreneurship. She also taught the following Honours entrepreneurship modules: Entrepreneurship and economic development, Entrepreneurship, innovation and venture creation and Entrepreneurship and small business development. Her research interests focus on creativity and innovation specifically in tertiary education, business environments, entrepreneurship and research. She also developed two theoretical models to measure creativity in South Africa, focusing on the youth and tertiary education specifically. She has published in international recognised journals such as the Journal of Social Sciences. Recent publications have looked at measuring creativity in various contexts. Dr. Fields is also a member of the South African Institute of Management (SAIM).
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.