The Fourth Industrial Revolution

What does it mean for Australian Industry?

Editors: Nankervis, A., Connell, J., Montague, A., Burgess, J. (Eds.)

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  • Provides comprehensive and cohesive coverage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in practice
  • Offers a detailed understanding and broad geographical scope of the impact of 4IR on industry sectors in the Asia Pacific
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This book explores the core themes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) highlighting the digital transformation that has been occurring in society and business.


Representing an interface between technologies in the physical, digital and biological disciplines the book explores emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing. 


The findings of collaborative research studies on the potential impact of the 4IR on the labour markets, occupations, future workforce competencies and skills associated with eight industry sectors in Australia are reported. The sectors are:  agriculture and mining; manufacturing and logistics; health, medical and nursing; education; retail; financial services; government services and tourism. 

About the authors

Dr. Alan Nankervis in an adjunct professor of Human Resource Management at Torrens University, Adelaide,  Australia Dr. Alan Nankervis has over 30 years' teaching and research experience at Australian universities and international experience in the UK, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Mauritius, Thailand and Indonesia. 

Professor Julia Connell is the EMBA/Newcastle Business School Director (Sydney Campus), University of Newcastle. Her research and teaching has focused on workplace change and people development for many years with more recent research encompassing the future of work and new technologies.  

Dr. Alan Montague I was formerly  the Program Director Master of Human Resource Management Senior Lecturer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University Melbourne Australia. Dr. Alan Montague, now retired,  has expertise in the fields of Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Development, Leadership and Management and Work Integrated Learning. 

Professor John Burgess is  an Adjunct Professor of Management at  Torrens University, Adelaide,  Australia. He has held professorial appointments at the University of Newcastle, Curtin University, and RMIT University.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Book Subtitle
What does it mean for Australian Industry?
Editors
  • Alan Nankervis
  • Julia Connell
  • Alan Montague
  • John Burgess
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-1614-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-1614-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-1613-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 239
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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