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What is Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0

Management Training Programs in Higher Education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Emerged in Germany in 2011, to refer to a government economic policy based on high-tech strategies; characterized by automation, the digitalization of processes and the use of electronics and information technologies in manufacturing. Also, for the personalization of production, the provision of services and the creation of value-added businesses. And, for the capabilities of interaction and the exchange of information between humans and machines.
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Professional Training in Tourism for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Rosa María Rivas García (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico) and Jésica Alhelí Cortés Ruiz (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1875-5.ch004
At present, the World Tourism Organization indicates that, as a worldwide export category, tourism occupies the third position, behind chemical and fuel products and ahead of the automotive industry. In many developing countries, tourism is the main export sector. Therefore, the purpose of this chapter is to propose an approach to the training of tourism professionals for the fourth industrial revolution, so this chapter proposes an approach to educational competencies in the training of tourism professionals for Industry 4.0 with a focus in sustainable development; initially, the subject of educational competencies in higher education will be described, since derived from these, professional competencies are achieved. Next, the exploration of the concepts of intellectual capital, tourism, and the fourth industrial revolution will be shown; to conclude the authors show the relation of the thematic axes.
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