Capturing the benefits of industry 4.0: a business network perspective

Andreas Schroeder, Ali Ziaee Bigdeli, Carlos Galera Zarco, Tim Baines

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Abstract

This study uses a business network perspective to investigate the industry 4.0 context with the internet of things (IoT) as its enabling technology and product-use data as its core network resource. A three-stage qualitative methodology (interviews, focus group, Delphi-based inquiry) was used to examine the case of an emergent IoT-based business network in the UK road transport industry to examine: (i) how aspects of product use data influence the benefit opportunities the data provide to the different network actors; (ii) how capturing of the benefit opportunities in a network context is impacted by key barriers; and (iii) how network capabilities can overcome these barriers to capture benefits from product-use data. The study, thereby, contributes to an understanding of the industry 4.0 context from a resource dependency theory perspective and provides concrete recommendations for management operating in this context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-press)
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Volume(In-press)
Early online date15 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 May 2019

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Industry
Business networks
Internet of things
Actor-network
Focus groups
Transport industry
Delphi
Resource dependency theory
Qualitative methodology
Road transport
Network resources

Keywords

  • business network
  • industrial internet
  • Industry 4.0
  • internet of things (IoT)
  • resource dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Capturing the benefits of industry 4.0 : a business network perspective. / Schroeder, Andreas; Ziaee Bigdeli, Ali; Galera Zarco, Carlos; Baines, Tim.

In: Production Planning and Control, Vol. (In-press), 15.05.2019, p. (In-press).

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Schroeder, Andreas ; Ziaee Bigdeli, Ali ; Galera Zarco, Carlos ; Baines, Tim. / Capturing the benefits of industry 4.0 : a business network perspective. In: Production Planning and Control. 2019 ; Vol. (In-press). pp. (In-press).
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