This edited volume brings together a group of expert contributors to explorebthe opportunities and the challenges that Industry 4.0 (smart manufacturing) is likely to pose for regions, fi rms 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 Transformations 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 and researchers and policy makers in regional studies, industrial policy, economic geography, innovation studies, operations management and engineering.
Table of Contents
1 Disruptive Industry 4.0 +: key concepts Lisa De Propris and David Bailey
2 Servitization in Europe Ferran Vendrell- Herrero and Oscar F. Bustinza
3 Jobs 4.0 Arianna Pittarello, Antonella Trevisanato and Lisa De Propris
4 Transformative paths, multi-scalarity of knowledge bases and Industry 4.0 Marco Bellandi, Cristina Chaminade and Monica Plechero
5 Industry 4.0: transforming local productive systems in the Tuscany region Marco Bellandi, Erica Santini, Claudia Vecciolini and Lisa De Propris
6 Sustainable manufacturing: creating a regional forest-based bio-economy Paulina Ramirez
7 Driving factors in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies: an investigation of SMEs Giancarlo Corò and Mario Volpe
8 Exploring Industry 4.0 production in Sweden Claudio Fassio and Max Nathan
9 De- globalisation, value chains and reshoring Diletta Pegoraro, Lisa De Propris and Agnieska Chidlow
10 Reshoring in the US and Europe Steffen Kinkel, Diletta Pegoraro and Rosemary Coates
11 Industry 4.0 and reshoring Steffen Kinkel
12 Technological readiness in Europe: EU policy perspectives on Industry 4.0 Mafini Dosso
13 Industry 4.0 and transformative regional industrial policy David Bailey and Lisa De Propris
Lisa De Propris, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.
David Bailey, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK, and Senior Fellow, the UK in a Changing Europe programme.