Impact of Industry 4.0 on Sustainability—Bibliometric Literature Review

Krzysztof Ejsmont , Bartłomiej Gładysz , Aldona Kluczek

Abstract

Nowadays, sustainability and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) are trending concepts used in the literature on industrial processes. Industry 4.0 has been mainly addressed by the current literature from a technological perspective, overlooking sustainability challenges regarding this recent paradigm. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the state of the art of relations between sustainability and I4.0. The goal will be met by (1) mapping and summarizing existing research efforts, (2) identifying research agendas, (3) examining gaps and opportunities for further research. Web of Science, Scopus, and a set of specific keywords were used to select peer-reviewed papers presenting evidence on the relationship between sustainability and I4.0. To achieve this goal, it was decided to use a dynamic methodology called “systematic literature network analysis”. This methodology combines a systematic literature review approach with the analysis of bibliographic networks. Selected papers were used to build a reference framework formed by I4.0 technologies and sustainability issues. The paper contributes to the Sustainable Industry 4.0 reference framework with application procedures. It aims to show how I4.0 can support ideas of sustainability. The results showed that apart from a huge contribution to both concepts, many papers do not provide an insight into realization of initiatives to introduce Sustainable Industry 4.0.
Author Krzysztof Ejsmont (FPE / IOPS)
Krzysztof Ejsmont,,
- The Institute of Organization of Production Systems
, Bartłomiej Gładysz (FPE / IOPS)
Bartłomiej Gładysz,,
- The Institute of Organization of Production Systems
, Aldona Kluczek (FPE / IOPS)
Aldona Kluczek,,
- The Institute of Organization of Production Systems
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050
Issue year2020
Vol12
No14
Pages1-29
Publication size in sheets1.4
Article number5650
Keywords in Englishindustry 4.0; sustainability; literature review; fourth industrial revolution; bibliometrics
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
DOIDOI:10.3390/su12145650
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/14/5650
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 21-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.592 (2) - 2018=2.801 (5)
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