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Sustainability, Technology and Innovation 4.0

    360 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    360 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Sustainability, Technology and Innovation 4.0 is a holistic perception and analysis of innovation at the level of public organisations, innovation in industry and innovation in HR. Its chapters collectively present a thesis that Innovation 4.0 signals a technological revolution that has the opportunity to prevent environmental degradation and, in particular, to stop climate warming, the effects of which may disrupt the process of sustainable development.

    Uniquely, this edited book offers a comprehensive and multi-faceted examination of Innovation 4.0, fulfilling methodical, empirical and utilitarian goals. The methodological objective is to present tools that allow the identification, analysis and assessment of the relationship between Innovation 4.0 and inspiration that will carry society towards a new economic and social order. Its empirical aim is to enable the analysis and evaluation of the role of public organisations, innovation in industry and innovation in HR in the process of building sustainable development of the global environment. The book’s utilitarian goal is a recommendation for global organisations of Innovation 4.0 as an instrument to stimulate an innovative economy.

    This is a high-level research book aimed at postgraduates, MBA students, researchers and academics from business colleges and universities, and may also provide a valuable strategic perspective for business executives.


    Zbigniew Makieła and Magdalena M. Stuss


    Chapter 1

    Innovative University 4.0, the Academic Entrepreneur in an Innovative University

    Zbigniew Makieła

    Chapter 2

    The Impact of Innovation 4.0 on Higher Education

    Agnieszka Herdan


    Chapter 3

    Prerequisites of innovativeness of Industry 4.0

    Zbigniew Makieła and Tomasz Kusio

    Chapter 4

    Economic and Institutional Aspects of Industry 4.0 in Poland

    Rafał Wisła and Michał Włodarczyk

    Chapter 5

    Challenges for the Development of the Principles of Industry 4.0 in the Context of Occupational Security and Safety - Selected Conditions

    Jolanta Maroń


    Chapter 6

    Regional Innovation on the Example of Małopolska

    Tomasz Kusio

    Chapter 7

    Transformation in the Management of Municipal Space in the Age of Industrial Revolution 4.0.: From Building Infrastructure to Creating a Friendly Business Space

    Jerzy Rosiński


    Chapter 8

    Innovation 4.0 in Developing SME Strategy

    Joanna Dzieńdziora and Małgorzata Smolarek

    Chapter 9

    Open Innovations in the Hotel Chain: A New Value Chain Co-Created with Clients - Seniors, Key Hotel Stakeholders. The Poland Case Study.

    Mieczysław Morawski and Urszula Bąkowska-Morawska


    Chapter 10

    Human Resource Management 4.0

    Izabela Stańczyk and Magdalena M. Stuss

    Chapter 11

    Competencies in Times of Innovation 4.0

    Aneta Kuźniarska


    Chapter 12

    Ecological Innovations

    Agnieszka Thier

    Chapter 13

    Knowledge and Innovation 4.0 in Today's Electromobility

    Radosław Miśkiewicz


    Chapter 14

    Innovation 4.0 – on the Path to Modernity, Higher Effectiveness and Quality

    Ryszard Borowiecki and Barbara Siuta-Tokarska

    Chapter 15

    Shareholder in creating the value of IT sector companies by shaping organizational culture in the context of the digital economy

    Katarzyna Szczepańska- Woszczyna, Wojciech Muras and Marta Pikiewicz

    Chapter 16

    Evolution of Management towards Innovation 4.0 during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Zbigniew Olesiński and Agnieszka Rzepka


    Zbigniew Makieła is a Professor at the oldest Polish university, Jagiellonian University, and is the Head of the Organisation and Management Department. A member of the Polish Economic Society and the Polish Academy of Sciences of Kraków, he is a Polish economist specialising in innovation management and entrepreneurship.

    Magdalena M. Stuss is an Assistant Professor at Jagiellonian University. She is also a coordinator and supervisor within the frameworks of international programmes for students. Magdalena has written and participated in writing more than 100 scientific dissertations (scientific monographs, chapters and articles). She has participated in 37 research projects, both domestic and international, and conducted lectures, as well as scientific research in nine foreign universities.

    Ryszard Borowiecki is a Professor and an honoris causa doctor of several universities. He is a research worker in the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Akademia WSB in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland. He is the author, co-author and editor of almost 600 scientific publications concerning functioning, privatisation, restructuring and the valuation of business entities. His scientific interests also cover areas such as economic analysis and diagnosis, strategic and operational management, entrepreneurship, innovativeness and the globalisation of business units.