Can Industry 4.0 hold the answer for mitigating intertemporal tensions in sustainable manufacturing? A conceptual model
This paper makes the case for analysing the role of Industry 4.0 in mitigating the intertemporal tensions of balancing the short-term and long-term sustainability objectives rife in sustainable manufacturing. It is argued here that Industry 4.0 has the unique potential to unlock juxtaposition of the short and long-term dimensions of sustainable manufacturing without restricting manufacturing organisations growth potential. In this context, successful mitigation of intertemporal tensions relies on understanding the role played by five different mechanisms that manufacturing organisations need to well practice and manage when adopting Industry 4.0-associated technologies. Since this is the first study of its kind, this paper presents a novel conceptual model enhancing the application of mechanisms that may mitigate intertemporal tensions in manufacturing organisations using Industry 4.0. The model also suggests five different research propositions that call for future research agenda to further investigate this topic.
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Citation : Jaaron, A.A.M and Backhouse, C.J. (2021) Can Industry 4.0 hold the answer for mitigating intertemporal tensions in sustainable manufacturing? A conceptual model. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management,
ISSN : 1465-3990
Research Institute : Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes