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Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformation (Open Access)

1st Edition

Edited by Lisa De Propris, David Bailey

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264 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-04-01
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Description

This edited volume brings together a group of expert contributors to explore the opportunities and the challenges that Industry 4.0 (smart manufacturing) is likely to pose for regions, firms and jobs in Europe. Drawing on theory and empirical cases, it considers emerging issues like servitization, new innovation models for local production systems, and the increase in reshoring.

Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformation captures the complexity of this new manufacturing model in an accessible way and considers its implications for the future. It will be essential reading for advanced students, researchers and policymakers in regional studies, industrial policy, economic geography, innovation studies, operations management and engineering.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Key Concepts Lisa De Propris

2. Servitization in Europe Ferran Vendrell & Oscar Bustinza

3. Future Jobs and Skills Arianna Pittarello & Antonalla Trevisanato

4. Sustainable Manufacturing: The Bio Eco-System Paulina Ramirez

5. Transformation Paths, Knowledge Bases and the Geography of Knowledge Networks Marco Bellandi & Cristina Chaminade

6. Models of Production and Development in SMEs Local Productive Systems Facing Industry 4.0: Some Cases from The Tuscany Region Marco Bellandi, Erica Santini, Claudia Vecciolini & Lisa De Propris

7. Disruptive Changes in the Automotive Eco-System David Bailey

8. Cluster Upgrade in Italy and Sweden Giancarlo Coro & Mario Volpe

9. Industry 4.0 and Reshoring Steffen Kinkel

10. Deglobalisation, Reshoring and Value Chains Diletta Pegoraro, Lisa De Propris & Agnieszka Chidlow

11. Reshoring in the US and Europe Steffen Kinkel, Diletta Pegoraro & Rosemary Coates

12. Technological Readiness in European Regions: EU Policy Perspectives on Industry 4.0 Dosso Mafini

13. Industry 4.0 and Future Industrial Policy David Bailey

About the Editors

Lisa De Propris is Professor of Regional Economic Development at the University of Birmingham, UK.

David Bailey is Professor of Industrial Strategy at Aston University, UK.

About the Series

Regions and Cities

In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.

If you would like to discuss a potential new book for the series, please contact:

Joan Fitzgerald – [email protected] – Series Editor-in-Chief, or

Natalie Tomlinson – [email protected] – Routledge Commissioning Editor

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS067000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Urban & Regional
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS070050
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Manufacturing Industries
BUS082000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
POL026000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies