Comparisons and conclusions
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This chapter explores a range of challenges and the associated implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on organisations situated in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The majority of respondents in almost all the countries reported that their organisations could be considered to be strategic and agile. Most suggested that the adoption and implementation of 4IR technologies was likely to be aligned with their broad organisational strategies, although as the detailed country data suggest, few such technologies have been employed to date in many of their organisations. With respect to top management support to prepare for and support employees in the adoption and implementation of 4IR technologies, again the majority of country respondents felt that their senior managers were aware of the potential benefits to their operations and encouraged their use but felt that insufficient resources were allocated to enable the most effective utilisation.