We invite submissions to a Special Issue on "Beyond Industry 4.0 – Integrating Lean, Digital Technologies and People" at the International Journal of Operations and Production Management starting January 1st, 2023.
This special issue sets out to prepare the grounds for integrating lean and Industry 4.0. We call specifically for in-depth qualitative studies that focus on implementations. This includes case studies, action research, intervention-based research, field studies and design science. We are interested in existing solutions and new solutions. We are also interested in empirical papers that develop new theories or test theories. But these studies should be thoroughly grounded in real implementations, and there should be clear support for causal links, for example using directed acyclical graphs or advanced econometric techniques for a causal interpretation. Potential research questions include:
How does new technology impact workers' work routines?
More information on the website:
Dr. Giuliano Marodin
Continental Chair Professor in Operations and Supply Chain
Management Science Department
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina