Quotation Reischauer, Georg. 2018. Industry 4.0 as Policy-driven Discourse to Institutionalize Innovation Systems in Manufacturing. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 132 26-33.


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We are witnessing an increasing adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing industries around the globe. This trend is often debated under the label Industry 4.0. A key claim put forward in these debates is that Industry 4.0 represents a revolution that will reshape manufacturing industries akin to previous industrial revolutions. Despite the popularity of this claim, it provides little help to clarify the identity of Industry 4.0. Such a clarification is however much needed given the worldwide proliferation of digital technologies in manufacturing industries. I address this gap by arguing to view Industry 4.0 as policy-driven innovation discourse in manufacturing industries that aims to institutionalize innovation systems that encompass business, academia, and politics. This clarification of the identity of Industry 4.0 adds to a better understanding of the relationship between manufacturing and politics as well as technological change in manufacturing.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Industry 4.0 as Policy-driven Discourse to Institutionalize Innovation Systems in Manufacturing
Volume 132
Year 2018
Page from 26
Page to 33
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2018.02.012
Open Access N

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