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ISSN 2500-2597 online English

Leonid Gokhberg


Marta Götz1
  • 1 Vistula University, ul. Stoklosy 3, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland

The Industry 4.0 Induced Agility and New Skills in Clusters

2019. Vol. 13. No. 2. P. 72–83 [issue contents]

The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) transformed global value chains by transforming them into adaptive networks of enterprises. To remain competitive, companies need to integrate themselves into these networks, which require increased flexibility in terms of reorganizing business structure and expanding the portfolio of competencies. This article attempts to find ties between the concepts of Industry 4.0 and clusters. This new viewpoint helps one discern the role clusters play in the development of necessary skills as part of this nww context. Spatial proximity provides unique opportunities for such interactions, which cannot be imitated by remote digital technologies. As a result, clusters, while meeting certain requirements, will not lose their relevance in the context of Industry 4.0, but, on the contrary, become its key driver.

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License  which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited


Gotz M. (2019) The Industry 4.0 Induced Agility and New Skills in Clusters. Foresight and STI Governance, vol. 13, no 2, pp. 72–83. DOI: 10.17323/2500-2597.2019.2.72.83 

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