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Digitalization and Development
Ecosystem for Promoting Industrial Revolution 4.0 Technologies in Malaysia

  • Available for pre-order on January 5, 2023. Item will ship after January 26, 2023
ISBN 9781032433950
January 26, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the diffusion of digitalization and industry 4.0 technologies in Malaysia by focusing on the ecosystem critical for its expansion. The chapters examine the digital proliferation in major sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, e-commerce and services, as well as the intermediary organizations essential for the orderly performance of socioeconomic agents.

The book incisively reviews policy instruments critical for the effective and orderly development of the embedding organizations, and the regulatory framework needed to quicken the appropriation of socioeconomic synergies from digitalization and industry 4.0 technologies. It highlights the importance of collaboration between government, academic and industry partners, as well as makes key recommendations on how to encourage adoption of IR4.0 technologies in the short- and long-term.

This book bridges the concepts and applications of digitalization and industry 4.0 and will be a must-read for policy makers seeking to quicken the adoption of its technologies.

Table of Contents

1. Problematizing Digitalization and Industrial Revolution 4.0 2. Improving Food Production through Digitalizing the Fertigation System  3. Proliferation of IR4.0 Technologies in Large Scale Agriculture 4. Diffusion of IR 4.0 Technologies in Electronics Manufacturing: The Role of the Embedding Ecosystem 5. Ecosystem Supporting Industry 4.0 Technologies in Textile and Clothing Manufacturing 6. Did Digitalization Help Manufacturers Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic? 7. Creative Digital Pedagogies for Student Engagement: Preparing Students for Industry 4.0 8. Online Education in Malaysia: Institutional Change to Stimulate Digital Literacy 9. E-commerce Expansion in Malaysia 10. Digitalization and the GIG Economy: Ecosystem System Supporting Consumer Services 11. The Role of TVET in IR4.0 for Malaysia 12. The Role of STRAND in Malaysia‚Äôs Industrial Transformation 13. Government Initiatives to Promote Adoption of IR4.0 Technologies in Manufacturing  14. Addressing Cybersecurity Issues

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Rajah Rasiah is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya.

Wah Yun Low is Honorary Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Nurliana Kamaruddin is Deputy Executive Director of Academic and Students Affairs and Senior Lecturer at the Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya.