Quality management in the 21st century enterprises: research pathway towards industry 4.0

Gunasekaran, Angappa, Subramanian, Nachiappan and Ngai, Wai Ting Eric (2019) Quality management in the 21st century enterprises: research pathway towards industry 4.0. International Journal of Production Economics, 207. pp. 125-129. ISSN 0925-5273

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Abstract

Quality management is an evergreen research theme in the contemporary world. Given the dominance of technological and turbulent environment with unprecedented customer expectations, the aim of this special issue to explore the developments in quality management in the era of Industry 4.0. In particular, our focus is to unravel the advancements in quality and their implications in terms of economics, decision models, business models, human and technological perspectives. This call for papers for the special issue of IJPE ended up in attracting ten high-quality studies covering the above perspectives. In addition, the special issue recommends potential unattended future research pathways such as the importance of human issues in quality management as per industry revolution and the alignment between technological revolution over time and involvement of human aspects in quality management.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Nachiappan Subramanian
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 15:48
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 13:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/78683

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