Testing an adoption model for Industry 4.0 and sustainability: A Malaysian scenario


Jayashree, Sreenivasan and Hassan Reza, Mohammad Nurul and Malarvizhi, Chinnasamy Agamudai Nambi and Gunasekaran, Angappa and Rauf, Md Abdur (2022) Testing an adoption model for Industry 4.0 and sustainability: A Malaysian scenario. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 31. pp. 313-330. ISSN 2352-5509

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The fourth industrial revolution, commonly known as Industry 4.0, enables greater production efficiency, and significantly impacts economic, environmental, and social sustainability. However, Industry 4.0 adoption is relatively low in emerging countries. This study aims to understand the dynamics of Industry 4.0 adoption with regard to achieving sustainability goals. Accordingly, a comprehensive model is proposed to improve production and sustainability measures among SMEs through the digital transformation triggered by Industry 4.0. Based on simple random sampling, a quantitative study was conducted using Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) with data collected from 314 Malaysian SMEs. The results show that the effect of IT resources, management leadership, teamwork, and external support is significant with regard to Industry 4.0 adoption and sustainability, respectively. In contrast, the effect of market pressure is insignificant. Furthermore, the effect of Industry 4.0 adoption on sustainability is also significant. Finally, Industry 4.0 adoption mediates the relationships among all the success factors of Industry 4.0 and sustainability, except market pressure. The study extends the relationship between the success factors and Industry 4.0 adoption toward sustainability and empirically validates the mediating effect of Industry 4.0 adoption between the success factors and sustainability. The outcomes of the study provide valuable insights for the practitioners and policymakers and contribute to Industry 4.0 literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industry 4.0, IT resources availability, Management leadership, Teamwork, Market pressure, External support
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72-88 Economic growth, development, planning
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2022 05:40
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 05:40
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/10056


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