Smart City 360°. The second EAI International Summit, Smart City 360°, Bratislava, Slovakia, November 22-24, 2016. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Preparation for Smart Industry, Introduction and the Comparative Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-2-2017.152251,
        author={Jan Papula and Lucia Kohnova and Zuzana Papulova and Michal Suchoba},
        title={Preparation for Smart Industry, Introduction and the Comparative Study},
        proceedings={Smart City 360°. The second EAI International Summit, Smart City 360°, Bratislava, Slovakia, November 22-24, 2016. Revised Selected Papers},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SMARTCITY360},
        year={2017},
        month={2},
        keywords={Smart Industry Industry 4.0 Innovation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-2-2017.152251}
    }
    
  • Jan Papula
    Lucia Kohnova
    Zuzana Papulova
    Michal Suchoba
    Year: 2017
    Preparation for Smart Industry, Introduction and the Comparative Study
    SMARTCITY360
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-2-2017.152251
Jan Papula1,*, Lucia Kohnova1, Zuzana Papulova1, Michal Suchoba1
  • 1: Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
*Contact email: jan.papula@fm.uniba.sk

Abstract

Although the topic Smart Industry or Industry 4.0 is a relatively new issue, managers perceive it as real and very close matter. This paper focuses not only on the description of the main characteristics, but especially on business initiatives aimed at preparation for the Smart Industry. Many analytical reports are produced by the consulting companies; also national governments present their strategic documents. Initiatives and implementations, however, are expected by enterprises, especially industrial. From the view of development of the Slovak economy, it is interesting to see the relationship of Slovak companies towards this topic and compare it with relationship of companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This paper presents particular findings of our research.